DEVA Athletic ended their debut season on a high.
The club won the Division Three title in the Chester & District League, gaining promotion as well as reaching two cup semi-finals and a quarter final during their first campaign together as an 11-a-side outfit.
The team, made up of local primary and secondary school teachers, were formed last year after a number of years playing friendly matches and in local tournaments.
Deva have scored more goals than any other team in the league this season – 109 in all competitions.
Club chairman and player Chris Timms said: “It has been a hugely successful season. We wanted to establish ourselves as a club, win a trophy and gain promotion, which we have done. We are already excited about playing in a higher league next season and improving our squad.”
Kelsall were presented with the Premier Division trophy by Gary Owen of sponsors Queensferry Sports on Saturday. Kelsall finished four points clear at the summit, losing only twice in the league all season.
The presentation took place at the Exacta Stadium, between two district cup finals. Ellesmere Port Town defeated Birkenhead Town 3-1 to claim the Cayzer Shield before Woodlands Santos defeated holders Kelma 2-0 to win the Dee 106.3 League Cup.
In Saturday’s league games, Helsby reserves beat Neston Nomads 15-2 in Division Two while Lodge Bar drew 1-1 with Shippons Athletic. In Division Three, Blacon Youth overcame Oldershaw Athletic 4-1.
Woodlands Santos, playing just two days after winning the League Cup, lost 6-4 at Chester Celtic on Monday.
The Chester & District FA youth team have reached the final of the Cheshire FA Youth Cup for the second successive season. The team will play against Altrincham FA on Tuesday, May 21 at Warrington Town (7.15pm).