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GOALS from Michael Garnett and Craig Morris saw Crossflatts Village crowned as Bradford Sunday Alliance Premier Division champions at the first time of asking, and the win leaves the club on course for a second treble in a row.

The away side went into the game knowing that a point would be enough to secure the title, but they set their stall out to win the game and the title in style. They got off to the perfect start when Olly Metcalfe’s inch-perfect corner was headed home by man of the moment Garnett after only 12 minutes.

The home side equalised after 70 minutes thanks to Josh Milner. His strike left the game in the balance - but Flatts sealed the three points and the title in the last minute when midfielder Morris was on hand to tap home.

It has been a remarkable first season in the Premiership for Crossflatts Village.

The club now host Ventus Yeadon Celtic United at home in their final league game of the season on Sunday, before turning their attentions to the Senior League Cup and Keighley FA Cup Finals, as they look to defend both of those cups.

The club are two cup finals victories away securing a second consecutive treble, after also lifting the Bradford Sunday Alliance Championship title last season.

Oakenshaw FC will be their opponents in the League Senior Cup final at Campion AFC’s Manningham Mills ground on April 28, and then they will face local rivals Sandy Lane at Silsden AFC’s Cobbydale Construction Stadium in the Keighley FA Cup Final on May 5, in a repeat of last year’s final that Flatts won comfortably 3-0.

Joint-manager Kevin Gill was proud of his players but promised that his side won’t rest on their laurels with the treble still a possibility.

He said: “It was a bit of a scrappy game but we came here knowing what we needed to do to get the job done and we sealed it right at the end when Morris poked home the winner.

"It might not have been our best performance but sometimes you have to dig in and we did that today.

"To win this league at the first time of asking is an amazing achievement and I can’t praise the lads enough.

"They have committed themselves fully to the cause, they have played their hearts out for the club.

"They are an awesome set of footballers and an even better set of lads who play football together and drink together.

"We started our league campaign fairly slowly but we got our act together and we’ve been fairly unstoppable since.

"We are now two cup final wins away from the back-to-back trebles and that would be an unbelievable achievement - but it would be nothing more than this set of players deserve.”