Defending champions the Sheffield Steelers dug deep and put on a gritty display to retain their title in The Lord's Taverners Junior League Finals 10 Foot Hoop Finals (U19) at the All Saints Sports Centre on Saturday 31st March.
Demonstrating the heart and talent that saw them finish top of the North League, the Steelers battled to a one point win over the South West Scorpions in an action-packed 27-26 quarter final victory. Led by Steve Ryan and John Robinson, the home-side then built upon their momentum and focus, storming to a 35-13 semi final triumph over Lincolnshire's Jaguars.
The final was yet another nail-biting affair as the Steelers fought the Vikings 2009 WBC for the lead, each team ahead only momentarily in an end to end game. It was, however, Sheffield who managed to break the pattern, closing out the match 26-23 and once again lifting the trophy!