KIRKHEATON Under 9s were beaten only on penalties by eventual winners Shipley in the Settle United Junior Tournament.
The Huddersfield side joined teams from Kendal, Shipley, Lune Valley, Ilkley and Settle in the knockout group. They performed well, winning all but one of their games, a 1-1 draw against Kendal.
Unfortunately, despite scoring 13 goals and conceding only one, they finished second on goal difference and had to go into a penalty shoot-out for a place in the semi-finals.
They came within one penalty of qualifying, but ultimately went out to the eventual winners (Shipley).
Next year the team will be playing at Under 10 level in the Sellers Huddersfield Junior League.
The club are always looking for new players for their A or B teams.
Anyone born after September 1, 1998, is welcome to turn up for training.
That’s on Monday nights (6.00) at the field next to Kirkheaton Cricket Club.