Higgs hits big six as Hun­gate clinch ti­tle

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Etbusiness Daily - By JAMES WEST­GATE james.west­gate@jpress.co.uk @Jim­my­wezz

KIERAN Higgs scored six times as Hun­gate Yel­lows pro­duced a per­for­mance fit for kings to land the Di­vi­sion One ti­tle.

Ben Garner (2), Sam Bed­well-by­att and Ben Sch­nei­der were also on tar­get in a 10-1 win against Powerleague as the Yel­low peril romped home in their final game of the sea­son. HERE­WARD TEAMWEAR & TRO­PHIES PETER­BOR­OUGH JU­NIOR AL­LIANCE LEAGUE RE­VIEW

With Mal­borne beat­ing Stam­ford 6-1 in their final game, the PFA Cup win­ners knew they needed at least a draw against Powerleague to be sure of de­fend­ing their league ti­tle.

And de­spite a slow start to the game, Hun­gate hit the heights in the sec­ond half as they pro­duced one of their most dev­as­tat­ing dis­plays of the sea­son.

Man­ager Lor­raine Hodg­son said: “We knew we had to get a re­sult from the game and I know all the boys were re­ally keyed up for this one. Powerleague are a good side but once we got a cou­ple of goals ahead we just stream­rollered them in the sec­ond half.

“It was a very im­pres­sive per­for­mance and a re­ally good way to win the league and com­plete the PFA Cup and Di­vi­sion One dou­ble.

“The achieve­ment is even more im­pres­sive when you con­sider that we have been hit re­ally hard by in­juries this sea­son and have had to play a lot of games with just 10 men.

“There was a point in the sea­son when we re­ally thought we would not win any­thing but they have bounced back re­ally well from los­ing the League Cup final. They hav been fan­tas­tic.”

Hun­gate’s dou­ble win­ning squad: Ash­ley Hicks, Matthew Holden, Scott Drew­ery, Mark Samways, Ben Sch­nei­der, Harry Baldry, Rio Chil­vers, Ryan Harn­well, Sam Bed­well-by­att, Ben Garner, Kieran Higgs, Archie Mur­fitt, Adam Cousins.

HOT-SHOT: Kieran Higgs scored six goals in Hun­gate’s 10-1 win against Powerleague which earned them the Un­der 13 Di­vi­sion One ti­tle.

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