KNUTSFORD men’s thirds included half a dozen schoolboys in their side during a 4-0 defeat at Alderley Edge fifths in the North West League on Saturday.

That group included Dominic Mather, a late call-up to make his senior debut.

Captain Steve Hope said: “Rarely, if ever, have I been prouder of a third team display.

“The skill or quality may not always match our opponents, but the effort is never in doubt.”