Ex­plor­ers U12s crowned league cham­pi­ons

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WEST Dray­ton Ex­plor­ers U12s were crowned Thames Val­ley De­vel­op­ment League Divi­sion Three Cham­pi­ons this week.

The Ex­plor­ers got their hands on the ti­tle af­ter beat­ing Chal­font Saints Dy­namos 5-3 thanks to a hat-trick from Ar­mari Adams, one each from Jay­den Black­wood and David Grover, with Joe Harker putting in a man of the match dis­play.

Daniel Mickale was also in fine form for the U7s Blues as they were beaten 2-0. How­ever, the U10s Blues beat BJ Leop­ards Yel­lows 4-2, goals com­ing from El­liot Tack­ley (two), Ber­tie Ro­dreguez-Owens and Ay­man Has­sane.

The U9s Pur­ples beat BJ Leop­ard Whites 3-2, with Jay Fitzger­ald, Finn Mur­phy, Na­tal Er­mais and man of the match Sa­muel Tekle do­ing the dam­age.

Matthew Keane, Khalil Or­ange, Joe Ros­siter, Char­lie Pe­nil, Tris­tan Vil­lacru­sis, Ethan Cupido and Harry Todd fired the U9s Reds to a 7-1 tri­umph over KS Gryf.

Jake Pick­ett banged in four as the U10s beat FC Cip­pen­ham 6-0, God­win Usifo and Steely How­ell Bur­ton also notch­ing.

There was also goals ga­lore for the U11s Reds in a 9-0 win over Slough Town. Ai­den Ed­wards (two), Thomas Hickey (two), Rayyan Mur­ray, Joseph Davies, Josh Odell, Sa­muel Spasov and Kian Ed­wards were all on the score­sheet.

The U11s Blues beat Sandgate 6-2, with Ge­orge Row­lands (four), Mo Bah and Adam Saeed hit­ting the tar­get.

Mean­while, the Ex­plor­ers are look­ing for new coaches for their teams. Qual­i­fi­ca­tions are not nec­es­sary as all suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants will be given train­ing and will be have to com­plete a DBS check. Any­one in­ter­ested should email ex­plor­erssec­re­tary@ gmail.com

CUP glory still beck­ons for Den­ham Ladies U14s thanks to Court­ney Wool­ley’s late win­ner against Tot­ten­ham on Sun­day.

Wool­ley got the last touch to a goal­mouth scram­ble with just two min­utes left to book Den­ham’s place in the last eight of the Mid­dle­sex Cup, the win­ner com­ing only mo­ments af­ter their North Lon­don op­po­nents had drawn level.

This was quite a scalp for boss Leigh Bar­low’s young side against a Tot­ten­ham team who play a year higher in the Es­sex League.

Den­ham dom­i­nated the first half, play­ing quick pass­ing foot­ball to stretch their op­po­nents, but de­spite this the game was goal­less at the break.

It was Naomi Hickey who pro­vided the in­spi­ra­tion soon af­ter the restart, her driv­ing run down the left end­ing with a low shot into the cor­ner to break the dead­lock and give Den­ham the lead.

A com­posed per­for­mance at the back from Amy Hold­croft, cou­pled with sev­eral out­stand­ing saves from player of the match, goal­keeper Chloe Daw­son, helped pre­serve the slen­der lead un­til, with just four min­utes re­main­ing, Tot­ten­ham drew level.

Ex­tra time ap­peared to beckon, but skip­per Holly Sy­mons ral­lied the troops for one last at­tack and when the ball came into the box Wool­ley grabbed her mo­ment to be a hero by pok­ing the ball home to cue the cel­e­bra­tions.

Mean­while, in league ac­tion, Tara Jhawer’s se­cond-half dou­ble clinched a 2-0 win for Den­ham’s U12s against En­field.

Sandgate Youth U7 4-2 C S Rangers Youth U7

Else­where, a brace from Harry Ward and goals from Ol­lie Hunt and Aaron Jones gave Sandgate Youth U7s a 4-2 vic­tory over CS Rangers Youth.

Sandgate Youth U9s Colts drew 2-2 with Lon­don Tigers U9s while the Gate’s U14s set­tled for a 1-1 draw with Raynes Park Vale.

n CHAMPS: West Dray­ton Ex­plor­ers U12s

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