Having already won the RCD League Under 15 title and League Cup, YMCA could have been forgiven for taking their foot off the gas in their last game of the Division I season.
But with league officials waiting to present them with their trophies, the team clearly wanted to finish on a high before the celebrations and fought out a 1-1 draw with Hepworth United.
Improving Hepworth were chasing the runner-up position for the second year in succession.
Hepworth set off in fine style with Oliver Greenwood and Tom Dewhurst forcing the pace and defenders Jay Littlewood, Alec Jakeman and Kaylem Billy did well to deny Hepworth any clear-cut chances.
Hepworth were awarded a handful of free kicks for minor offences, all of which were floated nicely into the danger area, but YMCA were equal to the challenge and each was cleared comfortably.
Despite YMCA’s solid defending, they were caught out when a Louis Hepplestone corner found its way to the far post where unmarked Josh Holberry stooped to head Hepworth into a 10th-minute lead.
YMCA responded with Dominic Bennett causing problems on the left but, despite some frantic end-to-end action, neither keeper was seriously troubled as the first half ended with no change to the scoreline.
Mitchell Cummings almost grabbed an equaliser early in the second half but his scuffed shot rebounded to safety from the foot of the right post and, from the clearance, Josh Nichols fed Ben Clark who forced a superb save from keeper Jake Moor to keep the home side in the game.
But the game was now beginning to turn in YMCA’s favour and defenders Asad Hussain and Adam Lockwood were tested as Jonah Mellor and Dominic Bennett forced Hepworth back into their own half.
Frasier Beckett headed a corner just over the Hepworth bar as YMCA pressed, and only a terrific one-on-one save from keeper Connor O’Brien denied Cummings as the Hepworth striker raced
With time ticking away fast, Hepworth looked as though they might hang on but YMCA continued to pile on the pressure and their efforts were rewarded when, after a couple of scrambled clearances, Jonah Mellor found space on the right to drive a low cross across the face of goal for Liam Harker to turn the ball into the net from six yards.
Brad Bedford, Oliver Greenwood and Callum Bower caused a few heart-stopping moments for YMCA as they began to restore the lead for Hepworth, but solid tackling from Tom Calvert and George Doyle denied them any sight of goal and the home side were happy to avoid a defeat which might have taken some of the shine off an otherwise triumphant day for YMCA.
Halifax Irish grabbed a 1-0 victory over Gipton in the final of the West Riding County FA Under 16 Cup.
Mark Everingham hit a post in the first half of a closely-contested game but it took until the 50th minute before the substitute broke the deadlock.
The win marks a remarkable second County Cup for Halifax Irish, who also won two years ago at Under 14.