Christmas came early for the members of Dronfield RUFC’s U12s.
For they faced Matlock in the final of the Derbyshire Shield at Ilkeston and covered themselves in glory.
It was a hard-fought match but Dronfield retained their composure to win 5-0 in extra time.
Lewis Toseland scored the winning try off a great break by scrum half Jacob Houlden.
Dronfield’s player of the tournament was Harry Lyon.
The U12s now qualify for the Finals Day of the NLD tournament which takes place in March.
Team members pictured (back row from left) are: coach Kevin Dunne, Myles Fletcher, Ben Holmes, Harrison Botham, Joe Sweeney, Lucas Dente, coach Steve Lyon, Jake Allen, George Lamb, Lewis Toseland, coach Ryley Wing.
Front: Adam Longley, Will Rose, Jack Longden, Harry Lyon, Jacob Houlden, George Thompson, Max Rhodes, Ollie Patu.