Talented young footballers from Kings Hill under-15s have gone unbeaten throughout the season to secure a league title.
Hill ensured they went the entire campaign without defeat - conceding just three goals in their league fixtures - as they beat Ramsgate 2-0 in their final match this term last Sunday to become Kent Youth League East Division champions.
Astyn Taylor and Dario Arsovski got their goals either side of the half-time interval.
“Obviously, Kings Hill Football Club has only been going since 2003,” said under-15s team manager Duncan Kirk.
“It’s now become very established, with more than 50 junior teams and some senior teams. This is the first time we’ve won a Kent League title as a youth team.
“All the boys are local from the Maidstone and West Malling areas.
“They’re a close-knit group and they’ve done really well this year.”
The only blemish on their near-perfect record was a 1-1 draw at Hollands & Blair in mid-February.
And Kirk, who came back from a work trip in New York on Thursday ahead of the Ramsgate match, hopes to see some of his troops enjoy successful footballing careers.
He said: “You’re playing against senior non-league teams, like Ramsgate, Dover and Margate and those types of teams.
“As they go into under-16s, they’ll start to look at senior football.
“It’s the first time that a Kings Hill youth team has stuck together despite the lure of the Maidstones and the Tonbridges, which all have these Academy places for these types of boys.
"So that’s quite a coup for us.
“We’re, obviously, very proud of them.
"There’s some good players in there that’ll probably go on and play certainly - I think - in the higher standards in non-league if they carry on playing.”
They twice won by six-goal margins in the league season.
They beat Tunbridge Wells 7-1 in October and Rochester City 6-0 away in late January.