Season reaches a thrilling finale for youth league aces

Eventful climax sees a scramble for silverware

Thursday, 7th April — By Zakaria Taibi

Kentish Town U10s B Cup winners

Kentish Town FC’s Under-10s won their first trophy after coming from behind

IT has been an eventful season in the Regent’s Park Youth League, full of suspense and goalmouth action as football clubs from across the borough and beyond battled it out for a chance to take top honours.

The dust is now settling on what was a fantastic 2021/22 campaign, with scores of young footballers skipping into their Easter half-term holidays this week with medals and silverware.

Faced with the opportunity of winning their first-ever trophy in the league, the pressure was on Kentish Town FC’s Under-10s ahead of their B Cup final against Regent’s Park Rebels.

Primrose Hill won the Under-12s 9v9 B1 Cup final thanks to a Daniel Wax goal

And the players more than rose to the occasion as they came from behind to clinch a 2-1 victory, thanks to two well-taken goals from Tommy Kanaris. Captain Tiger Nicholas also played his part, driving forward and beating five players before setting up the winning goal.

Players from London Soccer Stars (LSS) were also celebrating after overcoming North West Academy on penalties in the Under-8s A Cup final.

United Dragons FC are all smiles after winning the Under-9s Girls’ Cup final

Oliver McGeagh and Leo Grant were both on the scoresheet for LSS, with the latter curling in a fantastic shot from outside the box to tie the game at 2-2 and send what was a thrilling showpiece to spotkicks.

LSS keeper Raffy McGaw then became the hero after saving a crucial penalty in sudden death to crown the Islington-based team champions.

London Soccer Stars won the Under-8s A Cup final after spotkicks drama

Another club now reflecting on a successful season is United Dragons after they were able to overcome a spirited Regent’s Park Rebels side in the Under-9s Girls’ Cup final.

Julia Rothman hit a hat-trick, while Harper Hogan, Lena Schumacher and Olivia Marmino were also all on target in a 6-0 victory.

Meanwhile, in a totally contrasting game, Primrose Hill faced Totally Goal FC in the Under-12s 9v9 B1 Cup final. Daniel Wax scored the only goal as The Hill eked out a 1-0 win.

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