WORCESTER City Youth’s under 11s collected silverware at the UK International Cup.

They were among 20 teams in the two-day tournament at St George’s Park, Burton.

Against sides from Great Britain and Spain, the youngsters finished group runners-up and progressed into the plate competition which they won after beating Moorlands H&S 4-3 on penalties in the final.

Jake Brookes tucked away the decisive kick.

After winning six out of seven matches, scoring 17 goals and conceding just three, City were presented with their trophy by former Arsenal and Wales striker John Hartson.

“It was a fantastic experience for the boys to play at St George’s Park and capped what has been a successful season,” said coach Kevin Brookes.

“Playing games across two days and staying over together was brilliant for team bonding and they were buzzing all weekend.”

City’s under 15s maintained their JPL Elite South Division unbeaten record with a 4-1 win over Evesham United thanks to Archie Mears (2), Charlie Finch and Jack Tustin.

The reserves cemented third place in the Midland League with a 2-2 draw at fellow high-fliers Moors Academy thanks to Hassan Shah and Joe Clarke after going 2-0 down.

There were debuts for under 16s players Tom Griffin and Zach Bowater with the latter lining up again alongside team-mate Tom Mills at Fairfield Villa.

A stunning 20-yard strike by Jack Baker eight minutes from time gave City the points.