The Lowdown: U15s triumph
As shared on Twitter, the Stadium of Light faithful’s U15 team won the Northern Floodlight Cup on Thursday.
Is this the year that Sunderland finally get out of League One?
They beat Premier League outfit Manchester United in the final, in what was a big triumph for the young Black Cats.
The Latest: Podcaster reacts
Taking to Twitter, Roker Report buzzed over the news of the youngsters celebrating their trophy win:
“Sunderland celebrating a trophy win whilst Man Utd look on. Things you love to see! Haway the young Lads!”
The Verdict: Exciting
The fact that the Wearsiders have won the Cup ahead of a club like Man Utd, with the difference in level of resources that they have available that runs through to youth level, is certainly exciting for SAFC and their supporters.
First-team manager Alex Neil will be hoping to see some of these youngsters develop over the next few years to a level that would make him consider them for the senior squad, and the fans will be eager to see more from their homegrown talents.
Nonetheless, this is a victory that the whole club can get behind, and it certainly bodes well for the future, as it seemingly looks like a promising next generation of talent is starting to come through.
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