TRIUMPHS in two summer tournaments have seen Hawcoat Park Dynamos under-12s cap off a trophy-laden season in the perfect manner.

First up was the prestigious Lytham St Anne's Tournament, which saw the Dynamos join 23 other teams from Blackpool, Preston, Liverpool, Manchester and Stoke to battle it out, with a number of scouts from Premier League clubs watching as well.

After getting through the group stages and then the knock-out games, Hawcoat played a team from Stoke, Blackley Rebels in the final produced another dazzling display to beat a very good team who later it was found out that they were unbeaten in their league.

The Burnley Tournament was played at excellent facilities near Turf Moor, home of Burnley FC. On a blistering hot day, the boys from Barrow again took on and beat all-comers from the Burnley area.

The two tournament wins follow a year which saw the Dynamos playing a year up in the under-13s section of the Barrow and District Junior Football League, and overcome that disadvantage to go through the season unbeaten – only dropping points in a 5-5 draw with Barrow Celtic.

Hawcoat sealed the league title with a 2-1 win over Vickerstown in a winner-takes-all decider, which saw Jacob Ellis and emergency striker Alfie Copeland grab the crucial goals as the younger team came back from going behind after conceding a penalty.

The Ulverston Hospitals Cup saw the Dynamos playing in their own age group, and it needed a penalty shootout for them to defeat Furness Cavaliers in the final at Holker Street.

Charlie McGlown saved Cavs' last effort, and then Lucas Mawdsley slotted away the winning spot-kick to ensure Hawcoat ended the season with a double league and cup triumph.

The Lancashire Cup just managed to evade the team though as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Southport in the final, having recorded impressive wins over Bamber Bridge, Lytham St Annes and Myerscough to reach the decider at Lancashire FA headquarters in Leyland.

Coaches Nick Ellis and Paul McGlown said: “The effort by the lads this season has been unbelievable. What the guys have done has shown that this area has some very good young footballers.

“No one player stood out as they all performed as a team, but Charlie McGlown, Luke Ellis, Same Wright, Lucas Mawdsley, Adam Downward, Alfie Copeland, Ben Ridgway, Joe Rigby, Cohan Hill, Jacob Ellis, Jamie Harris, Calum Paton, Sam Batte and Lewis Ballantyne should be very proud for what they achieved.

“A massive well done to Lewis, who from July 1 signed forms to become a Preston North End academy player. A big thanks also goes to Howard Mawdsley.”