PRIORY produced a stunning fightback to lift The News Under-15 Cup with a thrilling 3-2 extra-time win over Miltoncross last night.
In a lively schools final at Fratton Park, Taffadzwa Kanjamda was the hero when he popped up with just five minutes left in the extra period to land the silverware for the Southsea school.
Miltoncross had looked to be cruising when they went into the break two goals ahead.
Both of their strikes were scored by Alfie Rutherford, son of Moneyfields manager Miles.
The forward also plays for Pompey under-14s – usually as a right-back – but showed his eye for goal to put the Milton-based school in control.
However, despite the best efforts of Miltoncross keeper Cameron Brown, Priory reduced the deficit through Nathan Rudkin.
It was then all-square in the latter stages of the second half when Alfie Lamb-Symon netted from close range.
Priory’s cause was helped in extra-time after Miltoncross skipper Callum Glen was shown a second yellow card for dissent.
And with a penalty shoot-out looming, Kanjamda completed a superb comeback for his side to ensure Priory skipper Tom Keeping got his hands on the trophy.
In the earlier final, St Jude’s Primary claimed the Under-11 Supporters’ Cup with a 2-1 triumph against Lyndhurst Junior.
Priory: George Hollway, Tom Giles, Nathan Rudkin, Tom Keeping, Taffadzwa Kanjamda, Kane Green, Alfie Lamb-Symon, Connor Mitchell-Rowe, Sam Ndlovu, Carel Kayemba, Ryan Thomas, Brandon Newman, Daniel De Almeida, Sam Emeney.
Miltoncross: Cameron Brown, Connor Dawson, Jordan Chapman, George Molyneux, Charlie Jewell, Ben Pashley, Grant Radmore, Callum Glen, Alfie Rutherford, Declan Feiden, Charlie Simmonds, Kevin Brown, Jayden McLay-Hodge, Rudi Blankson, Callum Dart.