AN unbeaten run in the regional final took Instant Noodles to the verge of lifting a trophy at Wembley in the FA People's Cup.

Having successfully navigated the first round of matches in Blackpool, the Barrow five-a-side team headed to Manchester for the regional final to take on the other qualifiers who had earned their place at this stage.

The first match got off to the worst possible start for Noodles as they went behind, but Joe Tindale equalised and then Liam Shields struck for the winner with just 10 seconds to go.

They then found themselves 2-0 down inside the first minute in their second match, only to again get back on level terms through Tindale and Jordan Chubb.

Shields popped up with the winner again with a long-distance effort to make it 3-2, with Noodles' third game providing a much more comprehensive win.

A 7-0 rout meant the Barrow squad would need just one point from the final match to top the group, and Shield and Chubb were both on target to clinch a 2-1 win.

The quarter-finals saw Tindale and Chubb put Noodles two goals ahead and although their opponents pulled one back, goalkeeper Keith Holmes made several good saves to ensure a 2-1 win.

In the semi-finals, skipper Joshua Jones netted twice and Chubb added Noodles' other to send them through to the decider as 3-1 victors.

Chubb put Noodles 1-0 up in the final by turning defenders and the goalkeeper inside out before slotting home.

But Holmes was again called upon to make some fantastic stops, and when Jones made it two they seemed to be safe.

However, two quickfire goals were let in on the bounce and Holmes needed to make a one-on-one stop to send the final to penalties.

Tindale, Shields, Jones and Dylan Wassell all scored, with a miss from their opponents sending Noodles through to the final on Sunday, April 28.