Angel Islington boys clinch trophy after penalty shoot-out drama
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Angel Islington Under-12s held their nerve in a lengthy penalty shoot-out to win the Langley JFC pre-season festival.
The Angel boys won five, drew two and lost one of their eight games, battling out a 0-0 draw with Footscray Lions in the final before eventually triumphing 9-8 on spot-kicks.
Man of the match Elijah Whyte grabbed four goals, including a superb free-kick, as FC Unity Under-nines made a flying start to the season by thrashing AYM Higher 16-0.
Kieran Collymore also scored four times, while there were hat-tricks for Tony Recaj and Josh Bailey and the rout was completed by a goal apiece from Alex Ale-Rhyn and Mattiace Felio.
Reece Jones netted twice for Unity Under-13s, who served notice of their intention to retain their title by recording a comfortable 5-1 win against CM Futsal.
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Nicholas O’Hara, Emmanuel Makaya and Denis Lord-Hassan also got their names on the scoresheet, while Elie Graham put in an outstanding display at the back for Unity.
Three players netted braces for Chapel Youth Under-12s as they came from behind to record a resounding 6-1 victory against Alpha in their opening game of the season.
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Ryan Tumbridge responded to Alpha’s early goal with a solo strike and Robbie Brown, on his first appearance for Chapel, made it 2-1 early in the second half.
Another of Chapel’s debutants, Avery Dietrich, hit a quickfire double and Brown supplied the free-kick for Tumbridge to make it 5-1 before firing in a thunderbolt to complete the scoring.
nCharlie Hagerty’s first-half hat-trick set up a 5-1 win for Chapel Under-eights against Total Football, with Eduardo Gomez on the mark twice after the break.
Chapel are on the lookout for new players this season from the under-eights group to the under-15s and anyone interested should contact Lee Patrick on 07539 673 978.