Hartburn Juniors secured a tournament win in Blackpool recently in the most dramatic of circumstances.

They were 2-0 down with ten minutes to play in the final and pulled the scores level before the game went to a penalty shoot-out and the Under-12s managed what Ireland and Spain couldn't do in the World Cup by successfully converting their spot-kicks.

After the Fleetwood Cup final finished 2-2 and a goal-less period of extra time Hartburn won 4-3 on penalties.

J Franks scored the first Hartburn goal by rounding the keeper and tucking away neatly before S Dyer grabbed the equaliser which was a far post tap in from a M Crossen pass.

The brave penalty takers were D Briscoe, J Franks, A Mitoubsi and J Ward. Keeper J Clarke won the trophy when he saved the opposition's fourth penalty after they had already missed one previously.

Nobody was more relieved and delighted with Clarke's save than captain Luke McCabe who was lined up to take the fifth penalty.

Their success has not been restricted to the Fleetwood Cup in Blackpool. Last year they won the Teesside Junior Football Alliance Under-11 Division Three title and reached the semi-final of the Cup and this season they finished runners up in Under-12 Division Two, again reaching the Cup semi-final.

In doing so they scored 84 goals in the league, which was the highest goals scored in for any team in all five Under-12 divisions in the Teesside Junior Football Alliance and 140 goals in all competitions.