Despite a spirited performance, United’s Under-18 side went down by a single goal in the Gary Else Memorial League Cup Final on Saturday morning.

After falling a goal behind just short of the half-hour mark, Shaun Taylor’s side continued to press for an equaliser and were unlucky not to be rewarded with the goal their endeavour deserved. Their opponents defended resolutely however, and held onto their narrow advantage to secure a league and cup double.

United can, though, look back on an excellent season’s progress, which also saw them finish runners-up in the South West Counties Youth League, as well as reaching the second round of the FA Youth Cup.

United’s line-up: Andy Collings (c), Josh Parry, Owen Price, Josh Hurran, Josh Baxter, Louie Slough, Ryan Keats, Ewan Howarth, Isaac Beardsmore, Olaf Koszela, Jacob Evans. Substitites: Sam Bosworth, Ben Tolman, Luke Jeffery.