A team from the Barrow & District League have won the Lancashire FA U14 County Cup.

Hawcoat Park Dynamos won the trophy after defeating Fulwood Amateurs in the final.

After trips to Wigan and Bolton, Hawcoat reached the final.

The final was played at the County Ground in Leyland before new restrictions forced the postponement of junior football.

In a game which was played in horrendous conditions, Hawcoat and Fulwood cancelled each other out.

Despite making a bright start to the game Hawcoat failed to capitalise as it finished 0-0 in the first half.

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A fired-up Fulwood looked to take the game to Hawcoat in the second half.

However, solid defending from Hawcoat ensured they kept a clean sheet.

In spite of their good defending, Hawcoat’s attackers were unable to score past the Fulwood goalkeeper, who was set to sign for Everton after the game.

In an action-packed game, with conditions worsening throughout, a penalty shoot-out was needed to decide the winner.

Hawcoat’s Ben Ridgway, Lewis Ballantyne, Jamie Harris and Callum Paton all held their nerve and scored each of their penalties.

After a Fulwood player hit the bar with a penalty, Hawcoat goalkeeper Charlie McGlown had the chance to win the trophy for his side if he could save Fulwood’s next penalty.

Thankfully for Hawcoat, McGlown saved the next Fulwood penalty, ensuring his team won the penalty shoot-out 4-2.

Following the match, Hawcoat Coach Paul McGlown paid tribute to his players.

McGlown said: “This was a great team effort, all the lads were fantastic and gave 100%.

“Everyone played their part in getting their hands on this prestigious trophy, from the lads who played in the final to the ones who played in the earlier rounds to get us there.”

The cup win completed a double for McGlown’s side after winning the Barrow & District Under 14 League.

Next season Hawcoat Dynamos will step up to play in the Junior Premier League.