Blessed Trinity recover from half-time deficit to win the cup

Blessed Trinity came from behind to beat Unity College and win the prestigious Keighley Cup at Turf Moor last Wednesday.

The Keighley Cup has been established since 1922, and is contested by all high schools’ Year 10 boys’ teams in the Burnley district, with the final traditionally held at Turf Moor.

Unity College celebrate wnning their semi-final against Shuttleworth College in the Keighley Cup semi-final.

Unity College celebrate wnning their semi-final against Shuttleworth College in the Keighley Cup semi-final.

Trinity trailed 1-0 at half-time, but levelled through Marley Byrne, who netted from the rebound after his initial penalty kick had been saved.

And Jayden Kenyon scored the winner when Michael Williams broke down the right and hit the woodwork, and the rebound fell kindly for Kenyon to tap into an empty net.

Blessed Trinity have now taken the title seven times since 2006, becoming the most successful new school following the BSF programme.

Six of the winning team represent Burnley Under 15s district town team.

The same winning Trinity team reached the last 32 of the English Schools’ competition.

Earlier, in the semi-finals, Unity knocked out Shuttleworth on sudden death penalties, while Blessed Trinity beat Sir John Thursby 3-0.