By David Pye

PRESTWICH FC chairman John Haslam paid tribute to the club’s historic achievments after they secured a first-ever treble with victory in Saturday’s Lancashire Amateur League Cup final.

Craig Howarth’s side beat Failsworth Dynamos 3-1 thanks to first-half goals from Chris Hudson and a brace from skipper Ashford Blake to add the cup to the Premier Division title they retained after edging out Old Boltonians by two points and the Lancashire FA Amateur Cup.

And Haslam says it has been a season to remember.

He said: “What this team have achieved is nothing short of amazing.

“They have played 15 games in six weeks and still managed to win the League Cup and chase down a 17-point deficit to win the Premier Division – a truly memorable effort.

“This season has been a rollercoaster ride, culminating in what I think is the first ever treble at our level of football.

“Everybody at Prestwich Cricket, Tennis and Bowling Club should be rightfully proud of what Craig Howarth and his team have achieved this season.

“It raises the profile of the club to a new level and all sections could potentially benefit from the football team’s success.

“As chairman of the football section I am extremely proud of what the first 11 have achieved this season.

“They have done so while playing the game in the right way and have surmounted every obstacle they’ve faced.

“It is a testament to their resolve, team spirit and most of all their ability as footballers that has made this possible.”