March Rangers Youth Football under 16s and 15s have both completed a very successful season and as a reward Newcastle United FC agreed to let both teams play at St James Park, with full match officials and the use of their facilities.
The U15s, pictured here in their orange home kit, won all 18 of their games as champions of the Cambs B League and compete in the A league next season.
Back, from left: Solomon Orieji. Henry Butt, Joshua Fairminer, Luke Dawson, Ben Norton, Ethan Kirby, Thomas Wadsworth. Front: Rowan Irvine, Joshua Doncaster, Keaton Smith and captain Thomas Morton.
The U16s, wearing their green home strip, after being promoted last season finished 2012-13 in a very respectable third position. Rangers made it to the league cup final against Over Sports losing 4-2.
From left, back: Lewis Welcher, Ben Lister, Jordan Tombling, Ron love, Josh Hussey, Harry Wenn, Jack McLoughlin, Ben Calvert. Front: Jacob Birt, Dale Richardson, Lewis Jupp, Callum Randall.
The match saw the U16s dominating with two early goals from Ben Lister at the Gallogate end, while Joshua Doncaster replied.
The Under 16’s came close with an overhead kick from Dale Richardson.
Solomon Orieji netted in the second half, Thomas Morton got the 15s’ third, and Jordon Tombling then netted the equaliser.