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Hurricanes whirlwind cup run ends in dramatic shootout victory

A youth football team in Holmes Chapel showed their metal to win this year’s Albert Steele Cup.

Holmes Chapel Hurricanes U11 Blacks held their nerve to beat Frodsham Park in a penalty shootout after a hard-fought 1-1 score after normal time.

The Hurricanes, who play their home matches on Cranage Playing Fields, breezed past Macclesfield Tigers in the quarter finals, before beating Sandbach United in the semis to reach the showpiece occasion.

Joanna Beattie, Sponsorship Secretary for Holmes Chapel Hurricanes FC, said: “It was the first cup final for all of our U11 Blacks, so everybody was understandably nervous ahead of such a big occasion.

“We are incredibly proud of the boys for showing such determination to progress all the way to the cup final and see the job through in a very tense penalty shootout, to win the club’s first ever Albert Steele trophy.”

The Hurricanes U11 side are sponsored by Prospect Homes, the regional housing developer currently building its Manor Green development off Manor Lane in Holmes Chapel.

Christine Kynaston, Sales and Marketing Director for Prospect Homes, said: “We were delighted to hear the Holmes Chapel Hurricanes had gone all the way to the final of the cup, and to hold their nerve in such a high-pressure situation shows magnificent character.

“From all of us at Prospect Homes, we would like to extend our congratulations to the whole squad on their success and wish them the very best going forward.”

Manor Green is an exclusive development of four and five-bedroom homes, where just a handful remain for sale on the open market.

Prospect Homes is currently building new homes across the North West of England.