A weekend with less highlights than we would have hoped for. Four seems to be the magic number, as we went three weeks pre Christmas losing only four games but now we have done two weeks on the trot, unfortunately winning only four games.
Let’s start with the Under 14’s. Trevor’s Lions got back to their scoring ways with a 11-0 victory over Kew Association Colts with both Oskar H, and Alex G securing hat-tricks. It became their 50th goal scored in the league this season but, more impressively they have only conceded six league goals. Saying that, their League title remains very open with four good teams in contention. Rick’s U14 Pride lost their 2nd v 3rd battle 3-1 due to two late goals from Hampton Youth.
The Under 9’s were unbeaten at the weekend with two draws. Richard and Nidal’s U9 Lions managed a 1-1 draw with Raynes Park in a very tight Div 1 league and Nick and Gavin’s U9 Pride achieved their first clean sheet of the season in a 0-0 draw with Rocks Lane. David’s Under 10 Pride found top of the table KPR too strong in a 4-0 defeat.
It was not a great day for the Under 11’s with two very narrow defeats. Jon and Alastair’s U11 Lions lost 1-0 at Ewell, whilst David’s U11 Pride were very unlucky to lose their Div 1 top of the table clash with Moormead 2-1. In the Under 12’s, Mel’s Lions run of victories came to an end and were surprise 2-1 losers to Molesey Juniors, but Bernie’s U12 Pride had a good day with a 4-0 win over Esher to keep up the pressure on the top two in the league.
It was however a good day for the U13’s. Terry’s U13 Lions remain in contention for league honours in another very tight league and a 2-2 draw against a strong Whitton team means for the 2nd week they fell just narrowly short of the victory that they are striving for. Russell and Matthew U13 Pride had a very impessive 3-1 win over 2nd placed Staines.
The 15’s had mixed results with Michael and Mark U15 Lions losing 3-0 to Kingston Juniors which has become their bogey side this season having beaten them three times but Dean and Sam’s U15 Pride gained revenge over Elm Grove and hung on to win 1-0.
It was a very good week for many of the U15 Lions and Pride boys with Hampton School reaching the English National Schools final (ISFA) where they will play either Bolton or Repton on March 8th at Burton Albions Ground. The squad includes seven boys from Sheen Lions which represents exactly half the team. WELL DONE to them.
Matt’s Under 16 Pride and John’s U18 Lions both had very tough games against strong opposition and unfortunately both lost narrowly 2-1 v Grayshott and 2-1 v Links respectively.
TEAMS OF THE DAY have to be the two Pride teams that defied league rankings. Matthew and Russell’s U13 PRIDE victory over Staines was outstanding and Dean and Sam’s U15 PRIDE will be delighted with their 1-0 victory over Elm Grove, who had beaten them earlier in the season. WELL DONE to them.
|Joint Team of The Week
|Joint Team of The Week