Shoot-out drama brings glory for Rangers, Pan­thers

Gloucestershire Echo - - DEACS WEEK -

TWO of the first five Chel­tenham Youth League fi­nals at Whad­don Road on Sun­day were de­cided by penalty shootouts.

The first match saw South­side Star Li­ons Un­der-nines beaten 2-1 by FC Lakeside Whites, then in the Un­der-10s fi­nal Bishop’s Cleeve Rovers went 3-0 up be­fore Cotswold Rangers scored three goals in the last 10 mins to take the game to penal­ties which Cotswold won.

The Un­der-15 fi­nal was an evenly con­tested game be­tween. Tewkes­bury Town Pan­thers, cham­pi­ons of Di­vi­sion Two, and Cin­der­ford Town, who won the League Cup last sea­son.

After a 2-2 draw, this game also went to penal­ties with the Tewkes­bury keeper Aaron Lund scor­ing his penalty and then sav­ing the last one to give his team the cup

The Un­der-16 fi­nal was be­tween the League win­ners of Di­vi­sion Two and third-placed Gala Wilton from Di­vi­sion One and Eb­ley Youth up­set the form book by win­ning 2-1 in a game that had two penal­ties.

The last fi­nal was the Un­der17 match which saw Leck­hamp­ton Rovers take a two-goal lead only for Gother­ing­ton to fight back for a 3-2 win, mean­ing they do the league and league cup dou­ble.

Sun­day’s fi­nals: 10am, Un­der-11s: Charl­ton Rovers Blues v FC Lakeside Whites; 11:30am, Un­der-12s: FC Lakeside Blues v Cin­der­ford Town; 1pm, Un­der-13s: Ruardean Hill Rangers v FC Lakeside; 2:45pm, Un­der-14s: Gala Wilton v Abbeymead Rovers Chee­tahs; 4:30pm, Un­der-18s: Leck­hamp­ton Rovers v Tewkes­bury Town Colts

Tewkes­bury Town Pan­thers with the Un­der-15 cup

Gother­ing­ton Ju­niors Un­der-17s

Cotswold Rangers after their Un­der-10s fi­nal win on penal­ties

FC Lakeside Whites won the Un­der-nines cup

Eb­ley Youth Un­der-16, left, beat Gala Wilton

Tewkes­bury Town Pan­thers (yel­low) take on Cin­der­ford Town

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