There is a new name on the Asian Image Cup - Bolton United.
They halted the reign of Coppice United in a 4-3 victory played at Little Wembley, the home of Nelson Football Club.
The tournament this year was played over the course of a week and saw eight teams from the Northwest gather to do battle.
Bolton had gone into the game on the back of two emphatic victories against Life FC (7-0) and Paak United (4-0). Coppice meanwhile had come through a gruelling penalty shoot out win (8-7) against Blackburn FC to reach their sixth straight final.
The game was delayed by a day due to heavy rain and whilst the pitch was a little soggy it made for one of the best finals this tournament has seen for many years.
When they went behind to a Medhi Ali goal on four minutes it looked like Bolton would again fail to live up expectation.
But this Bolton side had other ideas.
They hit back through livewire Nadir. And then a penalty put them 2-1 ahead.
Ali was causing all sorts of problems for Coppice in that first half-hour. Bolton then went 3-1 ahead after a deflected shot by Ahmed skidded into the corner.
But Coppice were not done yet and Naveed made it 3-2 with a delicate poke in what turned out to be a fantastic half for the neutral.
On the hour mark Bolton were awarded a contentious penalty which was duly converted by player of the tournament and leading goal-scorer Ali.
It seemed to knock the stuffing out of Coppice. The second half saw both sides press and it looked like Bolton would coast to victory.
With a boisterous crowd ‘ole-ing’ every Bolton pass – Coppice hit back again, this time Shabbir Ali put his side back in it to silence the supporters.
With five minutes to go Coppice went close two more times but in the end it was too little too late and whistle Bolton celebrated a famous victory.
It brought to an end a fantastic three year winning streak for Coppice which had seen them beat Bolton in 2011 and Blackburn in 2012.
They are still a remarkable team but were undone in a crazy 20 minute first half period when Bolton were irresistable.
Bolton in the end proved to be deserved winners. There were periods where they rode their luck but 15 goals in three games speaks for itself.
Teams simply could not handle that forward line.
More importantly when they defended they did so as a unit. The guys at the front may take all the glory but the real ugly work was done by that back four.
(Full game by game report, all the pictures and the Image team of the tournament in the May issue of Asian Image on Thursday)