Plenty of pride for Lions after thrilling finale

Treble triumph: Moneyfields Lions under-15s
Treble triumph: Moneyfields Lions under-15s
Pompey hero Svetoslav Todorov returns to Fratton Park on Saturday

Pompey favourite back at Fratton Park

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As far as climaxes to the season go, it could not have been much closer.

Moneyfields Lions under-15s claimed the treble after adding the league title to their Hampshire Cup and Portsmouth Cup triumphs in dramatic fashion.

Their entire South Hants Glass Portsmouth Youth League A division campaign came down to a winner-takes-all clash with AFC Portchester.

And Moneyfields held their nerve in a 3-0 victory to end a season to remember with yet more silverware.

Moneyfields started brightly against Portchester, which was rewarded with an opening goal when good build-up play on the left ended with a through ball to Reuben Munnock, who calmly placed the ball past the keeper.

Instead of sitting back on their lead, the Lions continued to push forward in search of the second goal, which came shortly before half-time through a perfectly-placed penalty by Callum Dart.

The effects of a long season began to show in the second half, coupled with the unusually-warm weather, with players taking on fluids at every opportunity.

Midway through the second half, a throw from Moneys keeper Callam McGeorge to the full-back was swiftly passed on to the midfielders. And after a series of first-time touches, they played in Dart to round the keeper and bag the crucial third goal.

The final whistle was met with joy from the Moneyfields players and heartbreak for the Portchester team.

Moneys, though, took the league title after conceding only seven goals in the process, coupled with the two cups they already won to gain a memorable treble.

Their results, and continued dominance at their age group in Hampshire, has led to the Lions being invited to take part in a national cup competition in Leicester in July.

Twenty of the best teams in the country will battle it out and Moneyfields Lions will be hoping for continued success.