UTTOXETER Dominoes celebrated winning their first ever trophy after lifting the Division Two Cup at Hillsfield on Sunday.
Michael McCarron, James Hornsey and Tom Magness bagged the goals in the 3-1 victory over Stone Town.
Doms boss Martin Banton said: “All our hard work has paid off! We couldn’t ask for any more in our first season.
“To gain promotion and to win a cup is a great achievement for any club.”
From the off the Uttoxeter outfit were dominant, passing the ball around and pressing the Stone defence.
On 10 minutes the Doms won a free-kick just outside the Stone 18-yard box. Craig Campion stepped up to deliver a teasing ball into the penalty area.
The clearance went straight to McCarron who volleyed past the Stone keeper for 1-0.
From the restart Stone applied pressure looking for an equaliser, but when a stray ball was picked up by Dominoes captain Wayne Tostevin, he drove towards goal.
Tostevin was clattered 20 yards out, winning his side a free-kick in a dangerous position.
Hornsey placed the ball down and curled his shot into the far corner of the net to double Doms’ advantage.
In the second half Banton’s side defended their lead – allowing Stone more time on the ball.
Stone took advantage and pulled one back on 65 minutes through Jon Bromley.
The final was in the balance until a long ball through the Stone defence on 80 minutes was chased down by striker Steve Whitehall.
Whitehall produced a teasing cross into the box for Tom Magness to blast home – and at 3-1 there was no way back for Stone.