Another good Sunday where we won far more games than we lost . Only 5 losses in 16 games this week with 3 draws and 8 excellent victories. The Under 10’s and Under 12’s led the way with two victories in both age groups.
What is particularly encouraging now is that so many Sheen Lions teams are competing at the very top of their leagues. In fact now half the 17 teams are in the TOP 3 of their leagues with a couple more in the top 4. CONGRATULATIONS to both Martin and Michael’s Under 10 Lions and David’s Under 11 Pride who sit proudly at the TOP of their respective U10 Premier and U11 Division 1 leagues.
The under 10 Lions won a close encounter 2-1 against a strong Abbey Rangers side, whilst the Under 11 Pride had an impressive 4-1 victory against Ashford Town. David’s Under 10 Pride delivered one of the best results of the day a 1-0 victory against a Kew Association team that were 3 or 4 places above them in the league. Nidal’s Under 9 Lions delivered their third win on the trot, a 3-1 victory against the league leaders Old Isleworth Whites. Nick and Gavin’s Under 9 Pride were involved in probably the most exciting game of the day against Twickenham Tigers but were unfortunately on the wrong side of a 4-3 defeat. Julian and Jason will be pleased with the performance of their under 8 Lions.
Both the high flying Under 12’s did well again . Mel’s U12 Lions had an excellent 6-3 win at Staines where Alex W netted an important hat-trick, Nothing is stopping Bernie at the moment and the U12 Pride won 4-0 at Junior Bees. Terry’s U13 Lions recorded a good 3-2 win against Ewell Saxons, whilst Matthew and Russell’s Under 13 Pride discovered why Woking Colts were top of their league and had to accept runners up spot on the day!
The shock of the day was the loss of Trevor’s U14 Lions 100% record with a 1-0 defeat at Lyne Elite, but they are still well up there in the league. I am sure they will bounce back next week. Rick’s Under 14 Pride had an excellent win after three second half goals were enough to defeat Corinthian Casuals 3-1. The under 14 Pride are now third in their U14 Div 3 league, which is very encouraging.WELL DONE to them.
Of the three draws – two were good resuts and one was a bit disappointing. The Under 18’s managed to dent Barnes Eagles perfect 100% start with a 0-0 draw and the under 16 Pride will be pleased with a 2-2 draw against a strong FC Bracknell side that beat them a few weeks ago. Michael’s Under 15 Lions also drew 3-3 against Spelthorne Sports but a win would have put them 2nd in the league and this was a team that they beat comfortably a few weeks ago. However the Under 15 Lions remain in the top 3 of the Premier Elite and face an important County Cup tie next week.
TEAMS OF THE WEEK – Certainly the BEST result was NIDAL’S U9 LIONS against the league leaders so well done to them, particularly as they had a slow start to the season but are now third in the U9 Div 1 – a real turnaround. WELL DONE also to their coach TREVOR.
Joint Team of The Week
Also MEL’s U12 LIONS deserve the accolade for another great victory and currently sit third in the U12 Championship but look likely to go much higher. WELL DONE to their coach MICHAEL.
Joint Team of The Week
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