High Lane Juniors U15s have enjoyed another successful season , adding the 2018 Stockport Metro League Cup to the Stockport Metro Division 1 League Winners title we won last year. In a closely contested final ,played against Richmond Rovers at University Playing fields , High Lane ran out 1 – 0 winners with a late goal from Euan Melia. The game itself was made difficult by a strong wind blowing down the pitch, which helped Richmond take the game to us in the first half . However, after half time , playing with the wind, we asserted ourselves and created plenty of chances which we were unfortunate not to capitalise on, also restricting Richmond to just a few opportunities from set pieces. Eventually Euans late strike clinched a deserved result – completing 3 wins from 3 this season against our Poynton based rivals.
Having been drawn away from home in every round , the boys manged to dispatch 5 other Metro league teams scoring 27 and conceding just 4 – the solid defence being the hallmark of another stand out season in which the team were unlucky to finish as Division 1 runners up – by a single point .
Pictured here with the trophy is Matty Allsopp, Pat Maitland, Ethan Jones, Harry Lees, Cameron Hinchcliffe, Euan Melia, Cain Lawson (GK), Josh Coulthard, Panashe Munaiwa, Mike Greenwood, Ross Hooley (capt), Callum Hewitt , Jake Robinson and Mathew Houlden.