Search

Czech youngsters triumph at international tournament in Islington

13:30 21 May 2014

The Under-10 teams competing in the London Trophy International Festival at Market Road

The Under-10 teams competing in the London Trophy International Festival at Market Road

Archant

A Czech Republic representative team claimed the honours with a late winner in the London Trophy International Youth Festival held at Market Road.

Support your community by viewing your local businesses

Please wait

You will be able to read the article in 5 seconds

Thank you for supporting your local community

You may now read the article

The Czech national select Under-10 side edged out north London-based Pro Touch Soccer Academy in the final after a round-robin system that also involved Canada Blanch.

Pro Touch actually went ahead with a goal from Islington youngster and Arsenal fan Freddie Winfield, but the Czechs equalised and then snatched a second goal five minutes from time.

The Czech Under-13 team also triumphed in their age group in somewhat bizarre circumstances – receiving the trophy after a communication mix-up resulted in them leaving before the final.

They had been due to play Pro Touch, having qualified for the final after a series of round-robin games involving both sides and Eagles United.

Despite the confusion, PTSA director Ash Rahman hailed the tournament – the second of its kind he has organised at Market Road this year – as a success.

“The Czech teams were very good. We were impressed with the way they played football and our players will have learned a lot from that,” he said.

“I don’t think there have been any national teams visiting Market Road before this year and it’s a great achievement for a local football academy to host an event such as this.

“It gives many local kids a chance to participate in international football and, with Market Road being refurbished soon, we’re hoping to make this an annual event.”

Two members of the Pro Touch Under-10 side, goalkeeper Alexander Von Lanschot and central midfielder Ethan Demol, will be beginning trials with Fulham at the end of the month.

From the Under-13 contingent, midfielder Tanvir Sahim and striker Timmy Samuel-Alase have been offered trials with West Ham and Charlton respectively.

Latest Sport Stories

07:25
Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal Ladies scores against Everton. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Jordan Nobbs is relishing the opportunity to link up with new signing Lianne Sanderson when Arsenal head to Japan for the International Women’s Club Championship.

Yesterday, 12:14
Charlie Rice (right) in action against Pavel Senkovs. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Islington light-welterweight Charlie Rice says he has rediscovered his love of boxing as he prepares to end a 10-month exile from the ring on Friday night.

Wed, 22:48
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the UEFA Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund.

Arsene Wenger says Arsenal must go all out for victory in their final Champions League group match despite already clinching qualification for the last 16.

Wed, 21:38
Arsenal's Yaya Sanogo scores his side's first goal against Borussia Dortmund

Yaya Sanogo grabbed his first competitive goal for Arsenal as they sealed their place in the Champions League knockout phase for the 12th year running with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund.

Most read sport

Word for word, has anyone ever read one of those website T&Cs documents? Politicians presume not.

The 38-year-old triggered a manhunt after two bodies were found at an address in Surrey.

The mayor is meant to be convincing Singapore to invest in London – but he clearly has a bigger plan.

Dave’s on the immigration back foot. So does his crackdown on migrant benefits ring true?

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition