Team Of The Week - 30th November

It may be a week to go until fireworks , but there were some sparkling performances today. 15 games played with 7 wins and 1 draw.

The Under 14's and Under 12's led the way with two victories apiece. Trevor's Under 14 Lions maintained their 100% start with a 5-1 win at Worcester Park and Ricks Under 14 Pride won 3-1 in an entertaining game at Manorcroft Utd. These two sides have been transformed since last season. The same can be said of Bernie's Under 12 Pride who beat Whitton 4-1.

Mel's Under 12s Lions have carried forward last seasons good form and are pushing towards the top of the Championship after a 2-1 win at Rushmore. Julian and Jason's Under 8's maintained their impressive start with another close game, which is quite unusual for this age group.

Nidal's Under 9 Lions were not to be undone and also secured an impressive 0-0 draw with high flying Meadow Sports. Whilst David's Under 11 Pride unfortunately lost their 100% start with a very narrow 3-2 defeat at Moormead, they still sit joint top of their league.

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Martin and Michael's Under 10 Lions who have gone top of their Premier league following a 3-0 win at Roehampton Rangers. The prolific Sylvester J scored a hat-trick in this game.

After securing their first league win last weekend, Dean and Sam's U15 Pride continued their theme of exciting matches with a late winner in a 3-2 victory over Worcester Park. Michael's Under 15s faced Leatherhead FC the run away leaders of the Premier Elite but were just caught short in a narrow 2-1 defeat.

My TEAM OF THE WEEK is Brian's Under 16 Lions. How encouraging it is to see them score 8 goals in an 8-3 victory at Claygate Royals. Jake L managed the second hat-trick of the day in this match. WELL DONE to them.

So this weekend we saw the end of the BST , with the clocks going back. Let's just hope for a better winter than last year and some more good news in the Cup competitions over the next couple of weeks.
Team Of The Week
U16 Lions

Team Of The Week - 23rd October

Only 3 games played on Sunday but still some good performances. Dean and Sam's Under 15 Pride came back from behind to beat Kingstonian's 2-1 with two late goals to register their first league win of the season. Last season they were promoted up to Div 1 so it was an important confidence boost for the team.

Matt's Under 16's Pride faced a high flying Grayshott team and conceded an early goal which led to a 2-0 defeat in the Premier Elite.

TEAM OF THE WEEK were the Under 18's who recorded a convincing 8-3 victory v Junior Bees with some tremendous goals and move into the top 3 in the Under 18 division 1.

Hopefully a bit more football on Sunday. However, this week 32 boys from the Under 14s and Under 15s will play at the Chelsea training facilities in Cobham as part of the Chelsea Foundation Course. We are also proud to see one of our young coaches Dean Steninger employed now full time by Chelsea F.C.

Team Of The Week
Sheen Lions U18

Team Of The Week - 16th October

Not such a sunny day today with 10 defeats in the 16 games played , 1 draw and 5 wins.The good news was that 3 out of the 5 teams playing in the various league or invitation cups progressed through to the quarter finals.

Terry's Under 13's lost their 100% record but will take encouragement from a credible 1 - 1 draw with league leaders Whitton. They meet Whitton again shortly in the quarter final of the cup. Whilst both Ricks Under 14 Pride and Mel's Under 12 Lions went out of the cup , there were some notable victories. Matt's Under 16 Pride won 2-0 at Royal Elite. Trevor's Under 14s had a very impressive 4-2 victory against Molesey Juniors who were top of Div .1, the league above them. Bernie is probably still celebrating his 13-1 victory on his birthday last week but will be delighted with a 1-0 victory against Eagles United who are top of their own Div 3.

In the league, David's U11 Pride have gone clear at the top of the U11 Div 1 with a great 4-0 victory agaist Molesey Juniors, which retains their 100% record. A great achievement - WELL DONE to them.

However, this weeks TEAM OF THE WEEK are Martin and Michael's Under 10 Lions . The faced a very tough match against local rivals Roehampton Rangers who were riding high in the league. A 6-1 away victory puts them equal top of the Premier League. In addition Sylvester J scored his twelth goal of the season and is both Sheen Lions leading scorer but also top of all scorers in all the Under 10 leagues.

 We have a number of hotshots who are in the top ten of their respective age groups goalscoring charts.

  • Under 10 Sylvester J
  • Under 12 Jack N
  • Under 14 Alex G and Rory J 
  • Under 15 Jamie C
  • Under 18 Matthew H 

Good luck to those few teams playing next week.

Order Sheen Lions Rain-wear

This is the time of year when we do an order of Sheen Lions Rain jackets and Trousers.

 If you want to order simply go to the Club Shop page and fill out the on-line order form. You will receive a confirmation email and you then need to pay your team manager the amount as shown in the email.

Orders will be consolidated and placed with Kit Selection on 6th November. No orders can be made after 6th November!

If you realise that you need to change your order you need to contact your team manager BEFORE 6th November.

U16 Pride - 25/50/75/100/125/150 Appearances

Over the last few Sundays a number of U16 Pride players have reached some impressive appearance milestones (only counting league and cup games):

Michael - 25 games
Olly K - 50 games
Cameron - 75 games (now playing for U16 Lions)
Eric - 100 games
Ryan - 125 games
Frederik - 150 games

Congratulations and well done to all of you!

A Truly Extraordinary Sunday - 9th Oct

With a full fixture list at Palewell Park today , Sarah invited Frank Thompson , General Secretary of the SYL to come down and take a look at our new facilities. Frank has been a great support to the club and was one of the key drivers behind the introduction of 9 v 9 football. He was extremely complimentary about the club and made a number of observations worth sharing:
(1) How great it was to see the 7v7 , 9v9 and 11v11 pitches together
(2) The wonderful sight of blue and white hoops across the spectrum of 6 pitches
(3 ) How he had noticed how much progress had been made in the quality of performance on the pitch.

The COACHES and you the MANAGERS and ASSISTANT deserve great credit for this. And now you have a cupboard for your nets as well. Thanks to Sarah again.

However, what Frank could not have predicted was the fantastic set of results for the day. It was a mixture of League fixtures, County Cup and Invitation Cup today. 18 games played , 12 victories , 2 draws and only 4 narrow defeats, particularly the U18s who were unlucky to lose AET 2-1 in their invitation cup. There were also more hat-tricks today than in a Tommy Cooper stand up routine.

I will try and sum up the victories, which is particularly hard as there were some outstanding results.

The Sun is shining but not on the pitch - 2nd Oct

A freak October weekend for weather but unfortunately the results were not quite as sunny as previous weeks. Six wins and two draws from 16 games meant we lost 50% of our games today. Saying that , there were some great results with the Under 16 age group leading the way with two great victories for Matt and Brian's teams respectively. Mel's Under 12s had the biggest win of the day with a 9-1 victory at Molesey Juniors and David L's Under 10 Pride delivered its third win in a row. This is a team that could not find a single win last season. David H's Under 11 Pride had an impressive 3-2 away win at a strong Old Isleworth team which retains their 100% start in their 9 v 9 league. Three teams still hold a 100% start - Terry's 13 Lions and Trevor's 14 Lions as well . Unfortunately, last weeks team of the week - John O'Brien's Under 18's lost their unbeaten record this week.

TEAM OF THE WEEK must be Trevor's Under 14 Lions . With a depleted squad, due to late injuries, meant that they were only able to put 9 players on the field. Despite this, the 9 boys came back from 2-1 down to beat Mitcham Park Colts 5-2 and go top of their Under 14 League. WELL DONE. Rory Jones and Alex Griggs of the Under 14's also lead the scoring stakes with 7 goals a piece. this season.

Let's try and get all the new team photos up on website over the next couple of weeks.

Team Of The Week
Sheen Lions U14