The BBC Tees/TJFA Recognition Award
The recognition award is given each week on BBC Tees Sport, Thursdays between 7.30pm and 8pm, when Alastair Brownlee and the Teesside Junior Football Alliance give a special pat on the back to a team that's achieved something great this week.
January 08 Winner -Saltburn Athletic
There were a number of Cup matches played (I'm delighted to say!) last weekend and a selection threw up some "giant-killing" acts but none quite as distinctive as this one:
Saltburn Athletic Under 13 travelled to Billingham Town in the second round of the TJFA Challenge Cup. Saltburn are currently top of the SIXTH Division but were playing away to a Team from the SECOND division.
The scores finished level at 1 apiece at the end of normal time and the tie went into extra time.
Saltburn Athletic were brilliant in the extra time period and ran out winners by 4 goals to 1 to secure their place in the next round. To score only one goal in normal time and hold out against higher placed opposition is one thing, but to score three times in an additional 20 minute period, without reply, is quite amazing.
last updated: 24/02/2009 at 18:46
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