PICTURES: Juniors sport finals round-up

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Captain Owen Davies grabbed the man of the match award as he fired his Kirk Deighton Rangers Under 16’s side to a 3-2 League Cup success over Pannal.

Pannal had taken an early two goal lead from a penalty and a fine header in the Harrogate & District Under 16’s final held at Wetherby’s newly built Grange Park.

But Edson Knapper pegged one back for KDR with a close range header before Davies blasted home a fumble in the Pannal box.

The skipper then nodded home a bullet header from a precise Matthew Johnson corner to clinch the absorbing contest.

Harrogate Railway Junior U-13s completed a league and cup double at the weekend.

Railway defied a second half Ilkley fightback to win their final league game 5-2 and retain their title.

On Sunday, Railway then fought back from a goal down to beat a strong Whinmoor team 4-1 to clinch the League Cup at Kirk Deighton FC.

It is the second league and cup double in a row for ‘Rail.

Deighton also played host to several other Harrogate & District League Cup finals.

Division Three side Thackley U-14s claimed a 2-1 win over Knaresborough Celtic.

Beckwithshaw Saints U-15s overcame Guiseley 3-1 after extra time.

Harrogate Railway beat old foes Pannal Ash 2-1 to run out Under 17 winners.

Second Division Nidd Utd then shocked Amaranth to scoop the Under 18’s cup.

Wetherby U-12s sealed a fantastic end to their season as a 2-1 victory over Nidd United gave them the Harrogate League B section title.

Both Nidd and Wetherby had finished the season on 30 points to force a play-off at Knaresborough Celtic.

A goal in each half for Ricky Greenwood took his seasons tally to 28 and gave Wetherby a 2-0 lead.

But a quick goal back for Nidd set up a tense finish. Matty Wilkinson was awarded the referee’s man of the match.

The game capped off three finals for the Wetherby U-12 squad. Garforth Villa beat them 4-2 in the Barkston Ash District Cup final before they suffered a 4-3 extra-time defeat to Ilkley Juniors in the League Cup Final.

Pannal Sports U-14s ended their season with the league title after a tough 0-0 draw against Knaresborough Celtic.

Both teams had chances but, despite their battling, both ‘keepers produced saves to keep the scoreline goalless.

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Celtic’s U-18s ended their junior careers in style as they beat Wigton Moor 3-1 at home .

After some early pressure from Wigton, Brad E capitalised on a defensive mix up to put Celtic ahead.

Wigton equalised but dynamic midfielder Bryn M restored Kboro’s lead with a well taken finish.

Man of the match Eddie G then completed the scoring after rounding the keeper. ‘Boro’s win ensured a fourth place finish.

Celtic U-11s Girls also clinched a wonderful end to their season as they won City of York Girls U-11s league and came runners up in the League Cup. The team are looking to build for next season. Interested players should email manager Dan Freeman on sez-dan@hotmail.co.uk.
Ripon City Panthers U11 confirmed promotion to the Harrogate and District Junior League A division after a consistent season.The team have struggled over the past seasons but won 39 games this term and some exceptional performances . The management congratulated the players on their achievement and look forward to next season in the A division.

Beckwithshaw Saints U-15s Rhinos completed league and lup double on Sunday. The last game of the season was away at Ilkley and they needed a point to secure the League, t. A quick hat-trick from Sam Jones secured a 3-0 lead for, but just before half time, Ilkley pulled one back. In the second half, Ilkley scored 2 more to level but the Rhinos held on to win the league for the first time.