AS Liverpool were making headlines for months about a quadruple trophy haul, a youth team from Northwich were quietly going about their business.

And while the Premier League outfit eventually fell short in the title race and Champions League Final, Barnton FC Juniors under 14s are now celebrating winning four trophies themselves in a remarkable season.

The Mid-Cheshire League Cup, Mid-Cheshire District Cup and Cheshire County Cup were already in the bag but the teenagers have now completed a hectic end-of-season schedule to clinch the Division One title as well.

Northwich Guardian: Barnton under 14s with the Mid Cheshire District CupBarnton under 14s with the Mid Cheshire District Cup

"The lads have been fantastic and it’s the whole squad that has contributed to this season's success," said the club's chairman Dave Bryning.

"We’ve had some long term and short term injuries, plus Covid and other illnesses to cope with.

"The league is as strong as it’s ever been and that’s a credit to all competing teams and coaches.

"To then play nine games in 27 days, we knew it would be difficult but these lads have shown true character, resilience and togetherness.

"They will remember this season for the rest of their lives."

Barnton have ended their amazing campaign with 28 wins from 31 matches in all competitions.

They scored 136 goals and conceded 36 in the process.

A little bit of history was made too, with the under 14s side becoming Barnton's first to win the Cheshire Cup.

Barnton drew with Frodsham Town 2-2 before winning the penalty shootout 7-6 to lift the Mid-Cheshire District Cup at Barnton FC in March.

The following month Grappenhall Sports Cobras were slayed 6-1 in the Mid-Cheshire League Cup at Middlewich Town FC.

And the treble was completed with a 3-1 success against Timperley Barca in the Cheshire Cup Final at Macclesfield FC on May 1.

They ended their league campaign with a 1-0 home victory over third-placed Cuddington & Sandiway on Sunday, leaving them five points clear of Sandbach United in the final reckoning.

"Most of the current under 14s team have been together since the age six, with a few additions added over the years," said Bryning.

"They have developed into a fantastic group of lads, who just want to improve every week.

"Each year they seem to go up another level and that’s a credit to the boys.

"Back in the summer of 2018 they won Egerton FC's tournament and they have not looked back since.

"In 2020 they were into their first League Cup Final and sitting top of the league, when Covid struck.

"As we all know it was uncertain times and difficult for everyone to adapt.

"It was a new challenge for us to keep in touch and to keep the lads going as best as we could.

"We had online presentations and challenges before we could finally meet up again. Roll on two years and they have just had an unbelievable season."