Chester Schools' Football Association (CSFA) Under-15s have won the Cheshire Schools' Inter Association Senior Trophy for the first time since 1975.
Despite an impressive record in the Under-14s Alcock Cup, CSFA had not reached a Senior Trophy final for many years.
Chester progressed through the group stages with a 4-0 win against Warrington and a 1-0 victory over Wirral before beating Macclesfield 4-1 in the semi-finals.
That set up a repeat of last season's Alcock Cup final against Knowsley, which Chester won to complete a double having been crowned Greater Manchester Schools' Football Association Under-14s League champions, indicating the talent within the squad.
The final took place at Middlewich Town's Seddon Street ground with Chester claiming a 2-1 win in a hard-fought game with outstanding goals, exceptional defending and inspirational goalkeeping from both teams.
Chester led 1-0 for most of the game through a header from man of the match and centre back Tom Roebuck but Knowsley deservedly equalised close to full-time to take the game into extra-time.
Chester continued to defend strongly with all 15 players sharing the workload as fatigue and injuries began to have an impact. Inspirational captain Ben Clark had to leave the pitch with severe cramp, forcing a reshuffle in midfield and Chester keeper Ben Gale made an outstanding one-handed save to keep his side on terms.
With a penalty shoot-out looming, Chester put together a slick passing move as full-back Ben Kelly made ground down the right flank and crossed for Phil Hopkins to fire home and seal the victory.
The win capped a fantastic two years for the squad, managers Sean Taylor and Calum McInture, coach Paul Kelly and the players' families.
Chester Schools' Football Association Under-15s squad
Haci Ozlu (Bishop Heber High School), Jake Zahringer, Ryan Horuz, George Macready (all Bishops' Blue Coat High School), Marcel Azimale, Robbie Davies (Blacon High School), James Griffiths, Joe Melia (both Chester Catholic High School), Ben Gale, Ben Clark, Tom Roebuck, Phil Hopkins (all Christleton High School), Archie Hughes, Sam Jones (both The King's School), Cain Noble (Queens Park High School), Tom Roberts, Ben Kelly, Rocco Hewitt, Callum Edwards, James Lally, Sam Rockall (all Upton-by-Chester High School).