Progress In The Cups – 6th November

It was a very busy day today with 19 Sheen Lions teams in action including the U8s, competing in both league games, Invitation and League Cups and two teams kicking off in the Surrey County Cup. 9 wins, 1 draw and 7 defeats  means it was another very succesful day**.

A BIG welcome to the new Under 8 Pride team who played their first official game today under the management of Eric Capp. Julian and Jason’s Under 8 Lions have already started really well.

However , the best age groups today were the Under 15’s and Under 13’s with two wins apiece. Terrys Under 13 Lions continued their good start with a 6-0 win over Fulham whilst Matthew and Russells’ Under 13 Pride had an exciting 3-2 victory over Hanworth . I was delighted with Jon and Alastair’s Under 11 Lions who were due a win and certainly delivered with a 9-0 victory over Carshalton. Mel’s under 12’s continued their impressive winning streak with a good 3-2 win over Sandgate. Last weeks team of the week, Brians Under 16 Pride played a good Molesey Juniors side and came away with a credible 3-3 draw.

Unfortunately two of our high flyers – Michael and Martins Under 10 Lions and David’s Under 11 Pride lost to Sutton and Chipstead respectively. David Hughes – The Under 11 Pride Manager is running the New York Marathon this weekend so I think he will have a bit more to think about. WE ALL WISH HIM LUCK. Ricks Under 14 Pride lost narrowly to the runaway league leaders Whitton and Nidal’s Under 9’s lost by the odd goal in 5 against Claygate.

Without doubt the best league result of the day was Dean and Sam’s Under 15 Pride who played AC Fulham the league leaders in U15 Division 1, and 6/7 places above them in the league, Pride won the game 1-0. A fantastic result.

In the Surrey County Cup both Michaels and Mark’s Under 15’s and John Under 18’s progressed to the next rounds with convincing 4-0 and 12-0 victories against Molesey Juniors and Curly Park Rangers respectively. Robbie C netted 5 in the Under 18 win.

Three teams played in the Quarter Finals of the League/Invitation Cups with a chance to progress to the semi Finals at Imber Court. Bernie’s Under 12 Pride teams put in an incredible performance against Spellthorne who are top of Division 1 which is two leagues above Bernie’s mid -table Division 3 team. With minutes to go it was only 1-0 to Spelthorne but a late penalty made it 2-0. Matt’s Under 16 Pride reached the semi Final stage of the League Cup for the second year running with a 2-1 victory against Hook Utd. Whilst Trevor’s Under 14 Lions played a team in the Division above them for the second time in the competition and returned from Caterham with a 5-1 win, helped by an Alex G hat-trick.

My TEAMS OF THE WEEK have to be the two semi finalists – Matts Under 16 Pride and Trevors Under 14’s. WELL DONE TO THEM.

Keep up the good work!

U14 Lions – Team Of The Week
U16 Pride – Team Of The Week

**In accordance with The FA’s best practice we do not reveal the results for the U8 age group.