EVESHAM College’s football team have won their league title by the narrowest of margins.

Their consistently high quality performances saw them head up the College Football - Men’s Category 3E table from the opening day until the end of the season, when it was almost taken away from them on a countback.

On the final day of the season, Birmingham Metropolitan College had the opportunity to win the league on goal difference – but to do so they needed to beat Walsall College by a 13-goal margin.

But incredibly, Birmingham Met almost managed the impossible task, beating Walsall 12-0.

It resulted in the league being decided on a countback, where Evesham pipped Birmingham Met by seven goals to six.

Evesham are coached by former West Bromwich Albion player Paddy Mullen, who also managed Welsh team Barry Town in a Champions League tie against FC Porto at the beginning of the Millennium.

Mullen said: “The boys have worked hard and it is an amazing achievement for such a small college team to win the league. I want to thank the team and also Lee Perry (head of sport at Evesham College) for his support throughout the season as well as him negotiating our use of the superb facilities at Evesham United.”