Newly-crowned champions FC Unity close in on another league title
PUBLISHED: 07:10 24 March 2016
FC Unity Under-13s already have one league championship safely in the bag – and they are now closing in on a second.
The Unity boys won all 16 of their games to clinch the Camden & Regent’s Park League title, which they received on Saturday, with a 100 per cent record.
And they are aiming to add the Camden & Islington Youth League crown to their collection as well after thrashing Crown & Manor 6-0 to move five points clear at the top of the A Division.
Man of the match Emmanuel Makaya grabbed a hat-trick, while Serak Seyoum added two goals and Rees Jones was also on the scoresheet.
Isledon Wolves Under-10s fought back from 2-0 down to triumph in a shoot-out and avenge their league defeat at the hands of Soccerscool a week earlier.
Despite that result, Wolves began brightly in their League Cup quarter-final clash, forcing some incredible saves from the opposing goalkeeper and also hitting the woodwork.
Yet Soccerscool took advantage of a defensive mix-up to go in front, doubling their lead just before half-time – and going close to a third that would have killed the tie.
Instead, Oscar Phillips set up Luke Levy, whose finish gave Wolves renewed hope and, with five minutes remaining, Denis Whelan rifled a sweet left-footed drive into the bottom corner to make it 2-2.
That meant the tie went to penalties and Sheldon Poku-Nyarko pulled off a fine save to give Wolves the advantage before Levy netted, but Tyson McIntosh’s kick rattled the underside of the crossbar and stayed out.
However, Soccerscool missed their final penalty and Shay Cronin drilled in the decisive kick to make it 2-1 and send Wolves through to the semi-finals.
Wolves Under-11s also advanced to the semi-finals on penalties, twice coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Westway.
Kia Brown’s deflected shot and then a late strike from Sidney Kershaw-Shirley, who rounded the goalkeeper for the second equaliser to set up the shoot-out, which Wolves won 4-3.
Goals in quick succession from Adam Cane and Armann Ali gave Isledon Wolves Channons Under-11s a 2-0 lead in their game against Cally Stars.
The Stars did pull a goal back just before half-time and had opportunities to equalise, but some outstanding saves from Toby Taylor secured the win for his side.