DOWNTON FC's new under-16 side are have an absolutely brilliant inaugural season winning their league and are also in a Testway Cup semi-final.

The club also reintroduced youth football this season with two teams at under-13 and under-16 level.

The aim is to increase it by at least two teams next season and the target is have 10 by the start of the 2020/21 campaign.

In the league, the under-16 side have no lost a game winning 12 of their 13 matches on their way to the title.

Their last outing was in a quarter-final of the Testway Cup the young Robins dished out a 9-0 thrashing over visiting South Wonston.

The home side opened the scoring in the tenth minute, as Lee Johnson converted a Bodhi Fearne's free-kick.

Felix Woodroffe, wearing the captain’s armband, stooped to head home a cross from Adam Castle and then top scorer Johnson made it 3-0 just before half time.

After the interval, Freddie Smith scored an outstanding goal from 25-yards, curling the ball right into the top corner.

A great run from Castle made it 5-0 and then Johnson completed his hat-trick from a pass from the impressive Max Allen.

Johnson then turned provider for Smith to net his second and then scored his fourth

Ali Cruz with a lovely 30 yard lob completed the 9-0 win, as Sam Proudfoot kept a clean sheet.

The winning cup squad was made up of Proudfoot, Fearne, Tom Softley, Ronnie Weeks, Castle, Johnson, Allen, Theo Sawyer, Smith, Woodroffe and Joe Whale.

Downton chairman Mark Smith said: "We pulled together the team from a mixture of players that myself and Jeff Softley, whose the manager, knew locally, and they’ve created a formidable side."

We are also thrilled that a number of players have made their reserve or even first team debuts as they have hit 16.

Downton's first team's game at Whitchurch was postponed on Saturday, this weekend they are home to Hythe and Dibden.