Leicester City are not the only team celebrating a league title this week. For Stanton Ilkeston U14s can also call themselves champions after completing an entire season without losing in the Sunday Second Division of the Derby City League.
Stanton clinched the title with a 3-0 win at Little Eaton Diamonds and then beat runners-up Derby Warriors 2-1 in their last match to make it 20 wins and two draws from their 22 games.
The key player in both victories was Charlie Roach, who set up goals for Harvey Bull and Daniel Stokes against Diamonds, either side of a strike of his own.
Roach then netted both goals against Warriors, nodding home after a mistake by the ‘keeper and firing a sublime effort from distance.
The home side pulled one back and were the better team in the second half. But resolute defending enabled Stanton to hold on.