Maynard Cup final played out

PUBLISHED: 10:40 29 March 2016 | UPDATED: 10:40 29 March 2016

A Green Lanes player on the attack

A Green Lanes player on the attack

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The Hatfield Primary Schools' football season drew to a close with the Maynard Cup Final last Thursday.

Now in its 41st year, the Maynard Cup usually produces tense, competitive finals and this year was no exception as De Havilland triumphed over Green Lanes School.

Despite De Havilland taking an early lead through a teasing Max Banham shot, Green Lanes fought hard to get a foothold in the game.

The possession was fairly even throughout the first half although a Josh Hart thunderbolt smashed against the Green Lanes crossbar after 10 minutes.

Both teams battled hard in the second half and with five minutes remaining a long range Max Banham effort looped into the Green Lanes net.

In the dying seconds of the game, a sweeping move led to Banham sealing the victory for De Havilland with his hat-trick goal.

Both teams deserve credit for a match played competitively, but fairly and congratulations to De Havilland School for having completed the tournament, league and cup treble this season, a very rare and distinguished achievement.

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