Almost half the games ended up in draws today, with 7 draws, 4 wins and only 4 losses, and with one game the Under 18 County Cup tie v Hamsey Rangers to be confirmed. You can either say the glass was half empty or as I prefer half full, with some noticeable victories.
To start with the draws. Of the draws – Matt’s Under 16 at Farnborough Elite, Alastair and Jon’s Under 11 Lions home draw v Raynes Park and Trevor Under 14 Lions table top clash v Junior Bees seem to stand out as the ‘good draws’ on the day. David’s Under 10 Pride had a close encounter with Rocks Lane which ended up 0-0. Gavin and Nick Under 9 Pride may feel the most aggrieved as a 3-0 half time lead ended up 3-3 with the last kick of the game being the equalizer. But that is football!!! David’s Under 11 Pride and Nidal’s Under 9 Lions will feel a bit disappointed with their 1-1 and 0 – 0 draws respectively.
Terry’s Under 13 Lions continued their good form with a 3-1 win over AFC Walcountians, although Russell and Matthew’s 13 Pride lost narrowly 2-1 at Elm Grove. Brian’s Under 16 Lions had an important 1-0 win over local rivals Barnes Eagles Colts. The biggest win of the day was Bernie’s Under 12 Pride who beat the bottom club Epsom and Ewell 9-0 and move into 2nd place in the league. WELL DONE to them. Unfortunately, Mels high flying Under 12’s lost narrowly 1-0 to a good NPL side.
This weeks TEAM OF THE WEEK are Michael and Marks Under 15 Lions. Last year’s League Cup Finalists moved into the last 16 of the prestigious Surrey County Cup with a 3-0 victory at Curly Park Rangers, a team that had knocked out the WSYL Premier Elite Leaders in the last round; WELL DONE.
Team Of The Week
We now have 3 teams left in the Surrey County Cup with the Under 18 score v Hamsey from Sunday to be confirmed and Trevor going into battle against ironically against Hamsey next week.