Brothers Sam and Tom are both keen footballers and were in action this weekend in the Spring Cup finals for their football team, Belvedere Park FC.

Both boys attend Derby Grammar Junior School. Tom is in Year 4 and plays for the Under 9 team. They played Newhall in the final, winning 5-1. He scored two of the goals and said: “It felt amazing when we won. We just all ran round the pitch and couldn’t believe it.”

Older brother Sam is in Year 6 and plays for the Belvedere Park Under 10 team. In the group heats Sam was awarded man-of-the-match which meant he was captaining the side for the final against Uttoxeter. It was a tense match with the score at 0-0 at full time.

Extra time saw both sides battling hard, and in the last minute Uttoxeter scored the winning goal. Sam said: “Our team played really well. We were gutted not to win.”

Tom and Sam have brought their medals in to school to show their teachers and classmates.