STANWAY Villa Under-13 reds manager Simon Larking has spoken of the pride in his team after seeing them complete an amazing season.

It was the reds side's first year at 11-a-side football and they rose to the challenge by achieving double success as winners of their league, with a perfect record of 18 wins out of 18 games, and also as League Cup champions.

The League Cup success came with a 5-1 win in the final against Holland and the Villa youngsters were also runners-up in the Open Cup, only losing out in the final of that competition to a very strong Gorleston side.

Larking said: "I am so incredibly proud of all the boys and their fantastic achievements this year."