DEIGHTON Juniors Under 15s completed a fine treble by beating Honley 5-1 in the replayed Huddersfield Minor Cup final.
And the team who had already won the RCD League Division I title and League Cup could clinch further honours after being invited to represent Huddersfield in the prestigious ACES (All Cities Elite Shield) national knockout competition in Leicester on July 2.
Last season’s Under 14 double winners, managed by bay Athletic player Steve Smith, swept aside the valiant Holme Valley side in the final of the Minor Cup, sponsored by the Yorkshire Building Society, at Barr Street.
It was tough on Honley, who had been 3-2 ahead in the original game only for Deighton to level and darkness to prevent extra time taking place.
The champions kicked off the replay in determined fashion and their probing football was rewarded when skipper Darius McLeod blasted a loose ball home from a corner.
Deighton continued to press and the skills of hard-working frontman Brad Birkhead paid dividends when his neat through ball allowed his pacy strike partner Jamal Hanson to nip in front of the onrushing keeper and clip his shot into the net.
Hanson soon doubled his tally when he was alert to a slip by the Honley keeper.
At 3-0 it looked like the floodgates might open, but Honley battled back and reduced the deficit from a long-range free-kick.
Honley made a robust start to the second half and their physical approach seemed to knock Deighton out of their stride for a while until a cool finish from midfield dynamo Clive Stewart ended the resistance.
Within a minute man of the match Tristan Thomas completed the scoring by deflecting a Cephas Turibamwe effort into the roof of the net.
Honley never gave up but Deighton could and should have had more goals, especially after the introduction of the electric Herve Landu and Coby Rodgers down the right flank provided numerous chances to add to the score.