Alfie Ferguson was Deeping’s hat-trick hero as they edged out Holbeach in the Peterborough Junior Alliance Under 13 Cup Final at Peterborough United’s London Road ground.
The name Ferguson enjoying success at Peterborough is nothing new and Posh boss Darren could do worse than keeping an eye on hotshot Alfie.
With more than 40 goals to his name this season, he has a strike rate Posh star Britt Assombalonga would be proud of.
John Carver’s side had already won the league title and county cup final but Holbeach ensured they had to work hard to complete the treble.
Deeping started brightly and could have scored three or four before Ferguson finally fired them ahead.
Alex Moroz, another who has shown ability in front of goal this season, had missed a penalty with the game still goalless but if Deeping thought they had the game in the bag once going in front they were in for a rude awakening.
The Tigers levelled before the break and began to look the better side as the half drew to a close.
They stunned Deeping by going ahead early into the second half and that goal got the crowd going as Deeping uncharacteristically look flat.
Just as Holbeach were dreaming of glory, Ferguson pounced with quarter-of-an-hour to go to equalise.
He then broke Holbeach hearts with a winner five minutes from time and his hat-trick quite rightly earned him the man-of-the-match award as well.
Carver said: “It was a fantastic occasion and I am sure my players will never forget it. It’s a big pitch for lads of this age but both sides played really well and it was a thrilling final.
“I could not have asked for a better season. We were unbeaten in the league, scored an abundance of goals and were tight at the back so it was a great season.
“It won’t be easy to repeat it next season as teams like Glinton and Grantham are very good teams but if we keep this team together I think we will do very well again.”
n Troy Waters grabbed a hat-trick to fire Baston Reserves into Division Three of the Chromasport & Trophies Peterborough League.
Wayne Hobbs scored the other in a 4-2 victory over Peterborough Sports.
Crowland Reserves were kicked out of the Peterborough League Division Two play-offs for the fielding an ineligible player – goalkeeper Dan Lane.