Another exceptional days with great victories across the board and some impressive individual performances. We managed to maintain our record of the last 3 weeks with only 4 defeats once again but today an impressive 10 victories and 3 draws, with also the two under 8 teams playing very impressive games against Barnes Eagles and Hampton.
Nidal and Richard’s Under 9’s have put themselves in contention for the championship with an impressive 4-0 win over Junior Bees with Alfie O netting a hat-trick on his birthday – HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. It was a some slight relief for Nidal who’s son JJ fractured his leg in the week and everyone at the club wishes him a speedy recovery. Nick and Gavin’s Under 9 Pride didn’t quite manage the win they deserve but consecutive 3-3 draws, this time against Waddon shows that the win is coming soon.
Martin and Michael’s Under 10 Lions kept their place at the top of the league with a tight 1-0 win over Spelthorne, and David Under 10 Pride had a very good 2-1 away win at Ashford. With the U10’s winning both games, the 11’s were not going to be outshone and delivered two wins themselves. A very impressive 4-0 win for Alistair and Jon’s U11 Lions against Old Isleworth starts to move them towards a respectable position in the Premier League. Game of the day has to be David’s U11 Pride who managed a 5-4 win at Meadow Sport helped by Luke B’s 4 goals. They are now 6 points clear at the top of their 9 a side league and a big WELL DONE to their coach FREDDY who has had much success with not only this team but with all his sides.
The 12’s almost kept the perfect trend of victories with Mel ‘s Under 12 Lions delivering an important 2-1 win at NPL, don’t be surprised to see Mel competing for the championship in the New Year. Bernie’s Under 12 Pride maintained their position as 2nd in the league with a 1 -1 draw with Ballers. The 13’s certainly didn’t let us down either. Alex O netted a hat-trick as Terry’s Under 13 Lions delivered a 6-1 win against bottom team Fulham and Matthew and Russell’s Under 13 pride had a very good 2-1 win v Kingswood.
Trevor’s Under 14 Lions faced Hamsey Rangers the leaders of the top division of the Tandridge League and conquerers of a Premier Elite WSYL side in the last round. The game ended 2-2 at the end of full time but in extra time the floodgates opened but there was no disgrace in their 6-3 defeat. It will put them in good stead for their forthcoming Invitation Cup semi final. Rick’s Under 14 Pride team had a very impressive 5-2 away win at Esher who were third in their league and now the Pride will swop places with them to sit third in the table. Jack A netted a very impressive 4 goals in this match.
The 15’s didn’t quite keep up the trend but Michael and Mark’s U15 Lions will not feel too disheartened with their 1-0 defeat at second placed Bedfont. Keep an eye on the progress of the Under 15 lions in the county Cup, as this year they could go all the way to the final. Dean and Sam’s U15 Pride also played the team in 2nd place and were the wrong end of a 4-2 scoreline.
Brian’s Under 16 Pride had a steady 3-3 draw against Tooting whilst Matt’s Under 16 Pride found Sandgate too strong on the day.
After last weeks very impressive 2-1 Surrey County Cup win at Hamsey Rangers the Under 18’s kept up their claim to be title contenders this season with a 5-0 victory and the prolific Matthew H netted 4 in this game.
All in all a very good day.
TEAMS OF THE WEEK. Firstly, David’s Under 11 Pride for a very exciting 5-4 victory at Meadow Sports in their inaugural 9 v 9 year. Secondly Ricks Under 14 Pride who finished bottom of division 3 last year but have turned things around and are now in third place and looking stronger each week.
Joint Team Of The Week
Thanks to Sarah for driving to Bedfont to collect the waterproof Jackets and trousers from Kit Selection this weekend, and also Gordon C for all his hard work in coordinating orders. I have now sorted 84 individual jackets and 32 pairs of trousers by team so I will deliver at your next training sessions. I don’t think I want to see another waterproof jacket this season!!!
Come on the Lions