Young hotshots showed off their skills at Hartlepool’s Victoria Park

TROPHY: Trophy winners from Eskdale Academy meet Tommy Montgomery during their trip to the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.

TROPHY: Trophy winners from Eskdale Academy meet Tommy Montgomery during their trip to the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.

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Youngsters hit the spot during a penalty shoot out competition at Hartlepool United Football Club.

The pupils from Eskdale Academy, in Eskdale Road, Hartlepool, took the trip to Pools’ Victoria Park ground to take part in the contest against children from other schools around the town.

TROPHY: Squad members Corey Baker (10), Leon Wilson (11), Sonny Jones (10), Ewan Jones (10) and Riley Hadfield (8) from Eskkdale Academy following their success at Victoria Park Picture: DAVID WOOD

TROPHY: Squad members Corey Baker (10), Leon Wilson (11), Sonny Jones (10), Ewan Jones (10) and Riley Hadfield (8) from Eskkdale Academy following their success at Victoria Park Picture: DAVID WOOD

Their skill and a little bit of luck saw them beat off talent from the other teams to be crowned winners on the day - a memory that will surely last them a lifetime.

And it wasn’t only memories that they got to bring home - they got their hands on this magnificent trophy too!

TROPHY: Squad members Corey Baker (10), Leon Wilson (11), Sonny Jones (10), Ewan Jones (10) and Riley Hadfield (8) from Eskkdale Academy with staff members Graham Tregear and Tracey Ward following their success at Victoria Park Picture: DAVID WOOD

TROPHY: Squad members Corey Baker (10), Leon Wilson (11), Sonny Jones (10), Ewan Jones (10) and Riley Hadfield (8) from Eskkdale Academy with staff members Graham Tregear and Tracey Ward following their success at Victoria Park Picture: DAVID WOOD

TROPHY: Squad members Corey Baker (10), Leon Wilson (11), Sonny Jones (10), Ewan Jones (10) and Riley Hadfield (8) from Eskkdale Academy following their success at Victoria Park Picture: DAVID WOOD

TROPHY: Squad members Corey Baker (10), Leon Wilson (11), Sonny Jones (10), Ewan Jones (10) and Riley Hadfield (8) from Eskkdale Academy following their success at Victoria Park Picture: DAVID WOOD

TROPHY: Squad members Corey Baker (10), Leon Wilson (11), Sonny Jones (10), Ewan Jones (10) and Riley Hadfield (8) from Eskkdale Academy following their success at Victoria Park Picture: DAVID WOOD

TROPHY: Squad members Corey Baker (10), Leon Wilson (11), Sonny Jones (10), Ewan Jones (10) and Riley Hadfield (8) from Eskkdale Academy following their success at Victoria Park Picture: DAVID WOOD

TROPHY: Squad members Corey Baker (10), Leon Wilson (11), Sonny Jones (10), Ewan Jones (10) and Riley Hadfield (8) from Eskkdale Academy following their success at Victoria Park Picture: DAVID WOOD

TROPHY: Squad members Corey Baker (10), Leon Wilson (11), Sonny Jones (10), Ewan Jones (10) and Riley Hadfield (8) from Eskkdale Academy following their success at Victoria Park Picture: DAVID WOOD

TROPHY: Squad members Corey Baker (10), Leon Wilson (11), Sonny Jones (10), Ewan Jones (10) and Riley Hadfield (8) from Eskkdale Academy following their success at Victoria Park Picture: DAVID WOOD

TROPHY: Squad members Corey Baker (10), Leon Wilson (11), Sonny Jones (10), Ewan Jones (10) and Riley Hadfield (8) from Eskkdale Academy following their success at Victoria Park Picture: DAVID WOOD