Farnham Spitfires, who play in the Basingstoke & District Sunday Football League, have secured a league and cup double.

Having secured promotion and been crowned champions of Division Three by beating the league runners-up Basingstoke Casuals, the Spitfires topped off the season by lifting the Bernard Cornish Cup following a hard-fought 2-1 win against Division Two Eastrop Eagles from Basingstoke at Barlows Park in Tadley.

The first half finished goalless, but with the bright sun behind them, the Spitfires swooped to score two goals early in the second half thanks to player-of-the-match Ed Duffy and Matty McLeod.

A penalty, which was scored by Kirk Smith, gave Eastrop some hope late in the game.

However, the Spitfires’ defence remained solid and Sam Coventry in goal was rarely threatened.

“Our route to the final was challenging,” said Spitfires manager Ben Pearce.

“A tough draw meant we had to beat two teams from the division above to get there, including a 3-2 semi-final victory against New Park Rangers, the runaway champions of Division Two.

“While our confidence was high going into the final, we knew we had to play at our best to win, and the lads put in a really solid performance against a tough and resilient opposition. Lifting the cup was the perfect way to round off a tremendous season.”