LITTLE Oakley's under-13s held their end-of-season presentation day at the Memorial Club.

Finishing in a very creditable third position, the team have won back-to-back promotions and will now be playing in the Colchester and District Youth League's A League.

It will be a big step up but the squad are ready for the challenge.

Chris Beardsmore, general manager of the Pier Hotel, who sponsor the side, kindly attended the event and presented all the players with their trophies. He is pictured with the team and coaches Ricky Hodgson and Ivan Henderson.

Meanwhile, Little Oakley's under-eights capped off a great season by winning their Plate Trophy match against Harwich and Parkeston, at Wivenhoe Town.

It was a stunning performance from Harry Tilley, Charlie Lynch, Jack Perry, Toby Perry, Jacob Gosbell, Jake Mitchell and Roman Heath.

Manager Lee Friend and coach Trev Lewis said how hard the boys worked and never gave up, showing great determination.

They are now looking forward to the start of next season.