FIVE-A-SIDE: Tenth title on the trot and double for SCC Partenopei

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SSC Partenopei were crowned Castle Five-a-Side League premier division champions for the tenth season in a row – and clinched the double to boot.

It was also the second consecutive season that SSC had finished with a 100 per cent record.

Sam Munton bagged the top scorer accolade for them too, with 20 goals.

In the Knockout Cup final the permier division champs came up against division one winners Tekkers and won 5-3.

The division one side really went for it in a fantastic end-to-end game. Robbie Cundy opened the scoring for SSC and Luke Fappiano made it 2-0 before Josh Faulkner hit back for Tekkers.

Fappiano restored the two-goal advantage before Andy Law pulled back another. Munton and Cundy’s second sealed victory, Marcus Perry getting a consolation goal before Tekkers’ Mark Gay saved a Munton penalty.

In the Plate final premier division Castle did “a Wigan” by winning but getting relegated. They beat division one runners-up EWT 4-0 after two fantastic early strikes from Dave Slaughter put them in the driving seat.

After the break EWT came back but found Castle keeper Lewis Livingstone in great form, including a penalty stop from Ricardo Silva, who also hit a post. Brendan Clarke sealed victory and Castle’s first-ever Cup silverware with the third before man-of-the-match Slaughter bagged his hat-trick

Back in the premier division, ever-improving Skonto finished an impressive second place. Relegation went right to the final game, with Castle FC and Young Guns losing out on goal difference after playing out a 4-4 thriller.

Tekkers finished an excellent debut season by winning the division one title to add to their Knockout Cup runner-up achievement.

EWT were the nearly-men, finishing runners-up in the division as well as the Plate.