Slyne-with-Hest St Luke's CE Primary School were crowned champions of the npower League 2 Kids Cup with a 2-1 win over Minterne Junior School at Wembley Stadium prior to the League 2 Play-Off Final.

Representing Morecambe, Slyne-with-Hest school were triumphant under the arch with goals from Aaron Hartin and Callum Waldie.

Following the match, each team climbed the stairs up to Wembley's Royal Box and were presented with their respective medals.

After the presentation was complete and the photos had been taken, players from both teams then became the npower flag-bearers and walked out with Northampton Town and Bradford City as they clashed for a place in npower League 1.

Triumphant goalkeeper James Stanley said: "We've loved the experience of just being in London, but playing on the pitch at Wembley was something else. Not many people get to do it, and to say we've done it at our age is amazing."

Despite Slyne-with-Hest's success, the Kids Cup Final was an open affair during the allotted 14 minutes of play.

With the support of their respective family and friends behind them, both teams had plenty of chances, and the first, which fell to Slyne-with-Hest, resulted in a goal as Hartin in the number eight shirt finished coolly.

And it didn't take long for the Morecambe representatives to double their lead. Waldie broke through the Minterne backline and, after taking the ball around goalkeeper James Witt, the striker finished from an acute angle.

The Shrimps Kids' lead was anything but comfortable, though, and immediately after the interval Minterne pulled themselves back into the tie with a goal. Joshua Willis surged up the field and played a tidy one-two before slotting the ball past opposing goalkeeper Stanley.

As the game entered the final few minutes, the chances dried up with both team's defences standing strong to any potential attacks, and it ended 2-1 to the school from Lancashire.

Reflecting on the encounter, Morecambe Community Coach Michael Stringfellow, who accompanied the children from Slyne-with-Hest at Wembley, said: "It was a very good game of football. Both teams ran their socks off and there was some really brilliant football played.

"Unfortunately one team has to lose but for us it's a fantastic achievement. For the school to come this far and to be champions of England is excellent."

League 2 Kids Cup teams

Sponsored by npower, the Kids Cup is a national six-a-side tournament for Under-11 school children. The road to the Wembley Final started back in September with each Football League club having organised their own local stage to find the best team to represent their club.

These schools then progressed to regional finals, where they faced other schools representing their local Football League clubs, for the chance to play at the national stadium.