FOOTBALL: Bury Amateurs wrapped up a fantastic double when they lifted the Myles Kenyon Cup at Gigg Lane on Monday.

Fresh from winning the Manchester League Division One title, the Prestwich boys beat Little Lever, who currently top the Lancashire Amateur League, 3-1.

The Ammies went behind after 10 minutes when Steve Barlow lobbed the keeper from 30 yards.

But they soon rallied and Craig Hickford equalised just before half time.

The Cams Lane-based side then dominated the second period and leading scorer Lee Bruce scored twice to secure a well-deserved win.

“It’s a great feeling to win the double,” said assistant manager Mike Kosub. “It’s been a good season and it’s fantastic to end it with some silverware.

“We knew we had a good team but the amount of success we have had has surprised everybody.

“There was pressure on us at the start of the season because a league shake-up meant only one team was promoted to the Premier Division.

“It meant we had to win the league to go up and we have done really well to do that.”

Kosub reserved special praise for a trio of key players who have impressed in a memorable campaign.

“We dragged Paul Nuttall out of retirement at the age of 33 and he has been brilliant in our midfield,” he said.

“Lee Bruce has scored a lot of goals for us and ‘Lucky’ Babooka Njie is an awesome player.

“He has bags of pace and skill and opposition teams struggle to deal with him. When he is on form, he is unplayable.”

Monday’s clash was the Ammies’ final game of the season and they will resume hostilities when they start their defence of the Kenyon Cup in pre-season.