Sutton United’s disability team accomplished the “ultimate achievement” when it reached the final of the FA People’s Cup.

The U’s qualified from the finals group stage and then defeated SPARC United on penalties before being defeated by Reading FC Deaf in the final.

They were among a range of finalists that weekend, held on April 27 and 28, as the match was screened live on the BBC Red Button from St George’s Park National Football Centre in Staffordshire.

Steve King, Sutton United’s head of disability for football, said: “This really was the ultimate achievement, reaching the FA People’s Cup final.

“Every player should be so proud of themselves finishing second in the biggest cup competition in England, it’s just an amazing achievement.”

Sutton United qualified from the Disability Premiership group stages after playing several 10-minute games against five other teams, including Reading FC Deaf, on the day.

After defeating group rivals SPARC United on penalties, following a goalless draw in normal time, they lost 2-0 to Reading FC Deaf in the final match.

The FA People’s Cup, launched by the Football Association and the BBC by 2015, is an annual tournament open to anyone aged 16 or over.

Teams who progress through the initial rounds can reach the final which is held at St George’s Park National Football Centre.