A juvenile football team are back in the north-east after a successful pre-season trip across the pond – which saw them take home silverware.
Lewis United 2004 headed to Canada to take part in two tournaments – and reached the final in both.
They went on to lift the Tiamo Festival Cup elite Under-14s prize.
Coaches Ken McKenzie and David Duncan said: “We were absolutely delighted with the boys’ performance over the two tournaments.
“Their attitude, determination and how the boys bonded as a team will hopefully give them the confidence to do well in the forthcoming Aberdeen and District Juvenile Football Association Under-15 season, which starts in August.”
First up for Lewis United was an event in Toronto organised by Oakridge Football Club.
The “Kickin’ it on the Moraine” tourney was played over two days in 35-degree heat.
After three Saturday matches and a semi-final on Sunday, the Lewis boys made the afternoon showpiece against Aurora Stingers.
It was a tight affair, and remained 2-2 until a late Aurora winner left the Granite City side “exhausted and disappointed”.
However, United soon rallied to play in the second competition, held near in St Catherine’s near Niagara Falls.
Tiamo Festival Cup is run by a local side, Club Roma, and the massive event this year featured 210 boys’ and girls’ teams of all ages.
Lewis competed in the elite U14s section, playing well enough in another four matches to reach the final.
Undefeated Glanbrook FC were their opponents.
By four minutes, Lewis had struck twice, both via Jack Youngson, before Brunon Paszkiewicz increased the Aberdeen team’s advantage.
After the break, the opposition pulled one back, before Paszkiewicz scored again to take the score to 4-1.
Paszkiewicz converted a penalty – given after a poor tackle by the Glanbrook keeper – to seal the win.