SLIDESHOW: The class of 2014 - brilliant Highgate win Totty Cup

Dearne Highgate’s class of 2014 finally earned bragging rights for the school over Swinton Queen as they triumphed in an enthralling Totty Cup final.

The two schools have been among the elite of the competition in the last few seasons, meeting in the Barlow-Salmons Shield final last year plus the 2012 Totty Cup decider.

Highgate celebrate taking the lead in the Totty Cup final

Highgate celebrate taking the lead in the Totty Cup final

On those two occasions, Queen had the edge but their time of control was ended with a battling performance from Highgate.

Second half goals from Cameron Taylor-Mackenzie and Ellis Durose helped Highgate to a 2-0 triumph and saw them lift the historic trophy for the first time since 2011.

The first half proved a physically robust affair between two very evenly matched sides.

They somewhat cancelled each other out in the middle of the park and thoughts of a goalless draw were never far away.

Both defended impeccably, throwing bodies in the way of shots and pressing the opposition hard and fast.

It took a brilliant last ditch tackle from Taylor-Mackenzie to deny a certain goal for Queen’s tricky Gage Parton just two minutes in.

Parton’s powerful runs proved particularly threatening in the first half for Queen.

Highgate keeper Bailey Allatt was a rock once again for his side, fully demonstrating why they have not conceded a single goal in the competition.

Allatt showed composure beyond his years to produce a string of fine saves, particularly in the first half when Queen piled on the most pressure.

A matter of inches came between Highgate and the lead when a corner kick fell to Durose on the edge of the area and he lashed a shot which bounced back off the underside of the bar.

Queen had the edge in attacking terms and another well-timed tackle from Paddy Poynton was required to deny Michael Yu a shot on goal after a long ball from the back.

Joshua Cooke chased a lost cause for Queen as half time approached, keeping the ball alive at the byline before firing just wide on the angle.

Cooke was involved again moments later, connecting superbly with a first time effort that narrowly flew past the post.

But it was Highgate who had the last chance of the half when Taylor-Mackenzie latched onto a fine ball over the top from Cian Guest and forced a fine save from Joshua Hill.

Highgate went into the ascendency after the break and quickly established control.

Their tenancious play off the ball made it difficult for Queen to find the fluidity of the first half, building a great platform for attacking at pace.

They pressured from the off with Sam Hulse forced to turn over a drilled free kick from Guest.

Hulse was again involved moments later when he made a fine tackle as Durose advanced on goal.

There was little he could do as Highgate took the lead on 33 minutes.

A corner rolled out to Taylor-Mackenzie just outside the box and he drilled first time into the roof of the net.

Taylor-Mackenzie almost doubled the advantage a minute later when he collected a fine through ball and beat Hill only to fire into the side netting.

Queen were inches away from levelling on 35 minutes when Parton drilled a shot only for Kieran Greaves to hack clear off the line.

A minute later, Highgate found some breathing space courtesy of a brilliant finish from Durose.

He was released on the right and charged to the edge of the box before a brilliant drilled finish into the far bottom corner.

Queen responded well and enjoyed their best period of the half in the last ten minutes.

Parton almost pulled a goal back as full time approached after meeting a fine cross from Becky Troake only to drill wide.

And Allatt maintained his brilliant clean sheet record with a superb stop which succeeded in keeping out Yu in the dying seconds.

DEARNE HIGHGATE: Bailey Allatt, Paddy Poyton, Alex Grainger, Kieran Greaves, Cameron Taylor-Mackenzie, Harry Feeley, Cian Guest, Summer Marren, Ellis Durose, Brandon Riley, Gabrielle Jarvis, George Moule, Kyle Grainger.

SWINTON QUEEN: Joshua Hill, Sam Winstanley, Joshua Cooke, Michael Yu, Gage Parton, Beck Troake, Sam Hulse, Scott Walsh, Aaron Cocking, Bradley Watson, Jordan Flint.