On the 19 of June Barnes Eagles hosted a tournament at Mortlake. Five teams competed in a single group phase.
The newly formed Lions squad comprising Lions and Pride from the prior season started off well with a solid draw. Up next was a strong team from Hammersmith, the Lions played some great football and resulting in a convincing 3-0 win with some outstanding football and goals. A win and a loss saw the Lions get through the group stages and then on into semi finals, facing the Hammersmith team again.
The opposition rang the changes and after a hard fought 12 mins we moved into 4 mins of extra time. With 30 seconds remaining the Lions broke away and scored-after celebrating wildly the boys saw the game out and moved to the final to face Barnes Eagles in their own tournament.
A closely fought game saw a tight and nervous 0-0 after extra time and into penalties we went! Sheen stepped up first, 1-0, 1-1, 2-1 and then saved by the Lions keeper! Up steps the final penalty dispatched into the top corner. The boys celebrated their win wildly and collected their first piece of silverware!
A very enjoyable end to a Covid impacted season and some fantastic football played and some wonderful memories created.
Well done boys enjoy the summer break!