STAR footballers have taken a treble after winning the Hampshire Cup in a hugely successful year.

Year 9 boys from John Hanson Community School have been in extraordinary form this season, winning the Andover and Salisbury leagues, while only conceding one goal to retain both trophies for the third year in a row.

But the trophy that has eluded them for the last two years was the County Cup.

The boys were set on winning the county contest from the start of the season.

They dominated in the rounds, before getting to the quarter final against Henry Cort School. This was their toughest test this season, but they were up for the challenge.

The game started well for John Hanson with the team creating numerous chances, but they were unable to get a goal due to inspired goalkeeping and a lack of clinical finishing.

After half time the squad continued to dominate, eventually finishing 3-1 winners.

They sailed through the semi finals, coming away 8-2 to Bohunt, and then it was on to the final against Mountbatten School, at the home ground AFC Totton.

Finn Tonks and Brodi Hughes both got goals before half-time.

Evan Smith put the game out of reach, nonchalantly lifting the ball over the onrushing keeper in the second half.

Mountbatten score a late consolation towards the end of the game, but the John Hanson boys saw out the remaining few minutes to finish the game 3-1 and to be crowned Hampshire champions.

Team manager and head of PE at John Hanson Community School, Mike Green said “The team’s mentality this season has been phenomenal. Their togetherness, work rate and unquestionable ability has seen them dominate in all three competitions this season.

“They have been unstoppable and we are so proud of their achievements.

“I had written in my mid-year review that I would stop being surprised at the level of sporting success our students achieve, but I am surprised that this is the first Hampshire cup for this truly talented team.”