BROOKLYN Under-16s finished their season on a superb shoot-out high as they lifted the Scarborough & District FA U16s Minor Cup.

The Ryedale side went into the final against Scarborough Athletic as big underdogs especially after a string of poor results.

But the game finished 1-1, with Brooklyn saving their best football of the season for the second half and going on to win triumph 7-6 on spot-kicks.

The game itself began brightly with both sides trying to stamp their authority on the match early on and a few half-chances were wasted at either end.

Scarborough became more comfortable, though, and dominated for a 15-minute period, during which time they took the lead from a well-placed free-kick.

However, the goal seemed to kick Brooklyn into life as they ended the first half strongly, and in the second period they put on their best 40 minutes of the whole campaign.

Defenders Joel Berry, Josh Towse, Connor Pickering and Nick Lock were solid as a unit, the midfield five consisting of Robbie Butler, Lewis Grainge, Jack Boyd, Baron Gregory and Iain Kerr were relentless with their work-rate off the ball, and Harvey Townley up front enabled his side to get out and relieve the pressure time after time.

With Brooklyn starting to test their opponents and having multiple efforts on goal, Scarborough hit back on the counter. An effort rattled the crossbar, before Brooklyn goalkeeper Josh Ellis pulled off two wonder saves.

With the game reaching its conclusion, Scarborough were reduced to 10 men after a player received a second yellow card.

Brooklyn shuffled the pack and brought on Josh Ford, Finlay Booker and Kalen Henry. With five minutes remaining, they got the goal they deserved.

Great hold-up play from Townley allowed him to swivel, beat his man to the by-line and pull the ball back, with Pickering calmly slotting it high in the net.

The full-time whistle blew and then followed the penalty drama.