Team won Journal U-15 cup

Grantham Youth Club's team of 1987.
Grantham Youth Club's team of 1987.
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GRANTHAM Youth Club caused an upset 25 years ago with a 3-0 win against Leadenham in the Under-15 Journal Cup Final.

The youth club side became the first Grantham team to win the trophy, having squeezed into the final with a penalty shootout victory over Corby Glen in the semi-final.

Leadenham were billed as the favourites, having overcome defending champions Barrowby in the previous round.

However, Dale Gilbert got the youth Club off to a flying start by opening the scoring on five minutes. Early in the second-half Grantham Youth Club moved two ahead when Gilbert supplied Dominic Redmile for the second goal of the game. With time running out, Sean Pexton grabbed a third to secure the win and the trophy.

Pictured are: (back, from left) Lee Deighton, Matt Bell, L. Gadd, Matt Darwood, Mark King, Sean Pexton, Dave Gilbert; (front, from left) Carl Gilbert, Nick Cox, Andy Green, John Webster, Nick Harlambous, Dominic Redmile, Mark Fardell and Shaun Herrick.