It turned out to be a very frustrating day with many games postponed due to the frozen pitches which simply would not defrost quick enough. We will learn from the experience and certainly (if feasible) try to delay first kick offs during January and February until at least 11.00 am to give pitches time to defrost.
Fortunately there were eight games played. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to watch both under 8 games and felt very proud as to the quality of football on show. Both games were very exciting and whilst I am not allowed to publish results, I am pleased to say that both teams left with big smiles on their faces after excellent performances. Great credit to Michael Morgan for the work he has done with the Under 8’s this year.
David’s Under 10 Pride narrowly lost 3- 2 at Hampton Youth and Bernie’s Under 12 Pride were unable to repeat their earlier victory against runaway leaders Eagles FC going down 3-1.
Matthew and Russell’s Under 13 Pride continued their excellent form with a good 3-2 win at Hanworth, and Brian’s Under 16 Lions repeated the same score with a 3-2 victory at Claygate.
The biggest win of the day was Trevor’s Under 14 Lions, who got back to winning ways with a 10 – 0 win at Hook and Chessington, with Alex G heading he scoring charts on the day with 5 goals.
We now have four boys in the club who are placed in the top five goal scorers of their respective age group (across the entire WSYL) – Under 10 – Sylvester J, Under 12 – Jack N, Under 14 – Alex G, Under 18 -Matthew H.
TEAM OF THE DAY has to be Nick and Gavin’s Under 9 Pride. They have been striving for that allusive win after consecutive 3-3 draws in the last two weeks. This weeks they also conceded 3 against Kew Park Rangers Reds ( we need to focus on a bit of defending next session!!!) but the very good news is that they managed to score 5. WELL DONE TO THE BOYS – you deserve it.
Team Of The Week
Hopefully all the boys that ordered them have got their rain jackets – You might need them!
Finally, as we move towards Xmas. I would like to send a very BIG THANK YOU AND A MERRY XMAS to all the coaches that have done a terrific job this season. We also now have 38 Team or Assistant Managers, all of which put great thought, passion and personal time into making sure that the boys have the very best football experience and that Sheen Lions continues to become a club that we can all feel very proud of – A VERY MERRY XMAS TO YOU.
Thanks to Gordon and Henrik for their efforts in the website (and please add a further commitment to this effort in your New Years resolutions – IT IS A BIG PART OF OUR EXTERNAL FACE TO THE COMMUNITY and your task as managers). Finally a MASSIVE THANKS to Sarah, without whom all this would not be possible.
I look forward to continued success in 2012. Come on the Lions.