THE curtain came down on another successful season of the Mid and North Powys Junior Football League at last weekend’s finals day in Newtown.

Welshpool Junior completed an under 16s league and cup double with the latter secured courtesy of a 5-1 final defeat over Llanidloes Town.

Berriew lifted the U16s championship trophy with Welshpool Dragons overcoming Bishops Castle Town 3-1 to lift the under 16s Consolation Cup.

Welshpool Town also won the U14s league and Consolation Cup with a 2-0 win over Berriew in the final.

FC Whitestars of Newtown triumphed over Llanidloes Town in the U14s Cup Final in Caersws with the U14s championship won by Llanfyllin Town.

League secretary Paul Inns said: “My congratulations to the various cup and league winners.

“Particular thanks to the committee members, in particular Ian Pawley, who took on the baton of cup organiser as well as the referees and coaches, without whose efforts junior football as we know it, would not exist in the area.

“This season has been a particularly successful season in terms of overall team and player numbers.

“However, next season sees particular challenges arising which we will have to endure, and overcome, if we are to continue to grow the grassroots game in Mid and North Powys and to continue to provide an opportunity for youngsters to play and enjoy football.

League vice chairman Ian Pawley added: “The season has been another great one for the league with even more boys and girls playing football.

“We have seen some great football being played and this was on show on our cup finals day for the U14s and U16s.

“Well done to all those that have taken part, but special mention to Welshpool Juniors for completing the treble with the under 16s taking the Premiership, Cup and the Quartix Winter League.

“Thank you again to Quartix for sponsoring the Winter league and to Newtown FC for hosting at Latham Park, this allowed teams to carry on playing football during a period where historically lots of matches are postponed because of the weather and poor pitch conditions.

“The league would like to thank the clubs, parents and players for all their hard work over the season.

“We also wish those players that are coming to the end of their time at junior football all the very best in their future efforts and we hope to see them stepping up to youth football next season.”

Pawley also expressed support for another 3G facility to be installed in Montgomeryshire.

“I think the fact Latham Park is so well used, particularly in winter when games would have been cancelled otherwise, underlines the very real need for another 3G pitch to be installed in Powys.

“Ultimately the decision of where would be better left to the FAW but the area needs more facilities.”