The Buxton Braves under-11s kicked off their pre-season campaign in truly spectacular fashion by securing the High Peak Radio Junior Shield ahead of the Liverpool Legends game at the Silverlands.
The Braves were up against Kirk Burton Rangers from Huddersfield who are a strong outfit in Division One of the Humberside Junior league.
The Braves started the brighter of the two teams, penning the Rangers in their own half for the first ten minutes of the game, with a number of close range shots by Max Graham, Charlie Edwards and Owen Berry all blocked or saved on the line.
The visitors looked dangerous on the break and the Braves had some early warnings with goalkeeper James Turner making some fine saves, before the Rangers took an unexpected lead mid-way through the first half after forcing a defensive error into a goal-scoring opportunity.
The Braves then showed their character and fine wing play by Adam Twigg followed by quick feet from Joey Hollamby in the six-yard box allowed Owen Berry to equalise five minutes before half-time.
After the break, the Braves moved into a higher gear and played some outstanding pass and move football from the whole team.
The midfield combination of Theo Letts, Henry Walmisley and Joey Hollamby were a real threat and combined well for Hollamby to score for the Braves to take the lead 30 seconds into the second half.
Walmisley and Hollamby ran the show in the middle of the park with some inspired passing and fed Twigg twice for two well taken goals.
James Tighe moved into an attacking role later in the second half and claimed a fourth for the Braves, before the goal of the game from Berry with a first time shot on the edge of the area after a wonderful through ball from Twigg, made the final score 5-1 to the Braves.
Team captain Josh Gill lifted the trophy in front of a crowd of over 1,000 spectators at what was a a very memorable occasion for Buxton football all round.