Dunn strikes at death as Ellington Juniors U11s win Challenge Trophy

Ellington Juniors Under-11s won the league Challenge Trophy following a tight game against Monkseaton Blacks which exploded into action in the final ten minutes.

Monkseaton started strongest with the majority of possession during the first period and Ellington had defenders Paul Dunn and Oliver Hope to thank for thwarting the lively opposition forwards.

Ellington almost took the lead on half-time when a Blake through ball saw Evan Dunn denied by a great save from the Monkseaton keeper.

The second half saw a more ambitious and attacking Ellington, prompted by Brown and Farrell in the midfield.

With the game heading for extra time both teams were handed the chance to win the match.

A Monkseaton forward found himself clear with only Tewart to beat but the keeper pulled off a great double save to keep his side in the game.

Then minutes later and with only seconds left on the clock, Farrell played a through ball to Reid who was fouled as he broke clear. The resulting free kick from all of 26 yards was duly smashed home by top scorer Evan Dunn and as his team-mates engulfed him the referee blew for full-time.

Captain Adam Brown collected the trophy from league official Ian Coates. Goalscorer Dunn was selected as man of the match.