Cup Disappointment But We March On In The League

It was a weekend that saw some very strong performances in the league but a couple of disappointing narrow defeats in the Cup. Once again there were only 4 league defeats across all age groups. There were two big games in the Quarter Finals of the Invitation Cups , both of which were lost in very tight games. Dean and Sam's Under 15 Pride lost AET to Epsom and Ewell and will be disappointed after beating the favorites for the Cup in the last round. Terry's Under 13 Lions came up against a strong Whitton side, who they had held to a draw only two weeks ago. Unfortunately on this occasion Sheen Lions lost a close battle 2-1.

In the league there were many notable victories. Two victories for the Under 12's made them the leading age group. Mel's 1-0 victory over Whitton and Bernie's 5-0 win at Wandgas ensured both these sides continue to fight for honours in their respective leagues. Last weeks joint team of the week, Nidal's Under 9 Lions delivered a very impressive 6-3 victory at Junior Bees who were above them in the league. Equally impressive was John's high flying Under 18's 9-0 victory against Links, with 4 goals from Matthew H. Michael and Mark's Under 15 Lions delivered their third win in succession, a 3-1 victory at Chipstead to climb to third place in the U15 Premier Elite. Martin and Michael's Under 10 Lions maintained their position at the top of their Premier League with a 5-2 win at Spelthorne. The prolific Sylvester J scored a hat-trick in this game and leads the Sheen Hot Shots table. Trevor's Under 14 Lions remain the most successful Sheen Lions team with their 10th consecutive victory and maintaining their 100% record in all competitions. Russell and Matthew's Under 13 Pride completed the double over KPR with a 4-2 win. Davids high flying Under 11 Pride delivered the most dramatic score and match of the day a 5-5 draw with Feltham, and David's Under 10 Pride also had a draw, 2-2 v KPR.

This weeks JOINT TEAM OF THE WEEK are two sides that are having their best season ever. Firstly., Matthew and Russell's Under 13 PRIDE have risen to the dizzy heights of third in their Div 3 league. It has been a real turnaround this season for them so well done to the boys, managers and their coach Michael.

U13 Pride
Joint Team Of The Week
Also another team who are having their best season ever in Division 3 is Bernie's Under 12 Pride. A 5-0 win on Sunday is almost taken for granted now but it is clear that there is a great spirit in the squad and every chance to get promoted to Division 2 next season. WELL DONE also to them and Trevor their coach.

U12 Pride
Joint Team Of The Week
I would like to add a couple of words about our younger sides. In line with FA guidelines we are unable to publish scores but we believe we have now got the strongest Under 8 set up in our club history. Two very strong sides under the management of Julian and Jason for Lions, and Eric's Pride have started really strongly and the future looks very bright (as they say!). I would also like to thank Simon for all his efforts in helping recruit our Under 7 Development group and the great work our coach Sam Grayson has done in developing their skills. The quality of boys, the number of boys and level of interest is fantastic every week. As such we have decided to pull forward our Sheen Lions Mini Soccer Open Day to SATURDAY 4th Feb 2012 for next season and very shortly we will be announcing all details for the current YEAR 1 boys (next years Under 7) as well as offering other boys across a range of age groups to come along. Please pass on via word of mouth to interested parties in parallel with our future announcements.

A BIG THANKS to Sarah for organising the club jackets for the Managers, Assistants and Coaches. We should all look the part now so don't forget to pick them up a pay outstanding dues to Sarah.

Keep up all the good work.

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