Only 2 wins and 2 draws amongst 9 games today, although still awaiting thev U18 result. Yet there was still a large number of very tight games. Terry’s Under 13s finished their season with a credible 4-2 defeat at Div 2 Champions Carshalton Athletic. Brian’s U16 Lions also faced top of the league, this time Molesey Juniors and lost 4-1 with the unusual art of two SL own goals. Michael and Marks U15 Lions also faced pending U15 Premier Elite Champions in the shape of Leatherhead and despite U15 Lions being 3-0 down at half time, Leatherhead left Palewell Park sweating on a narrow 3-2 victory. Dean and Sam’s U15 Pride also suffered a narrow defeat losing 1-0 at Wandgas Colts, whilst Jon and Alastairs U11 Lion kept up this unfortunate trend losing 3-2 at Corinthians.
However, it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Rick’s U14 Pride faced an Esher side that had beaten them 12-1 a few weeks ago and a brave performance left both teams with one point after an exciting 3-3 draw, with Esher equalising very late in the game. Michael and Martin’s U10 Lions also drew, 1-1 with Esher.
Trevor’s U14 Lions went into their penultimate game knowing only a victory would be good enough to keep them in contention for honours. A 2-0 away win at Mitcham Park was an important win which leaves them top of the league with one game to play. However, with 3 teams dominating the U14 Div 2 league it is still possible for Trevor’s U14’s to finish first, second or third in the league.
The most exciting finale is the U12 Championship. Mel’s U12s had to win to stay in the running and a last minute goal secured a critical 1-0 victory over Barnes Eagles Colts. As results went today Mel knows three victories in the last 3 games will be enough to make them U12’s Champions and join the U9 Lions on the podium. However, there is a long way still to go. TEAM OF THE WEEK is therefore Mel’s U12 Lions. They had a bare 11 players today but kept fighting to the very end and can now look forward to an exciting climax to the season.
Team of the Week
Only a few more weeks to go and this week will be the last ‘official’ training sessions at BOE or Palewell Park.
The football highlight of the weekend was maybe Peter Crouch’s goal v Man City. I don’t know about goal of the season, it cannot be far off goal of the century!
WELL DONE ALL