Last Minute Drama In The Rain

The rain effected all the football in Surrey today with over half the scheduled games being called off including our U12 Lions, only one of our two teams scheduled managed to play today.

The other game was of course the Surrey U15 County Cup Final and it is great credit to the Chipstead ground staff that there were able to host the U14 and U15 finals today though unfortunately the U16 final to be played last was cancelled.

U15 County Cup
at Chipstead FC

For the record in the U14 Final Guilford Saints beat Carshalton Athletic 1-0 in extra time in heavy rain. Everyone though the winner was a wild shot going way over but the intense head wind almost stopped the ball and it dropped into the goal.

The U15 final was remarkable and must have been the best football entertainment in England today. There is now a detailed report but briefly:

Sutton were very sharp up front in the first half, scored two in the first 10 mins. Sheen at last settled down and had a good twenty minutes but Sutton exploded again, scored another two for a 0-4 lead. Ben H gave Sheen an outside chance when he chased down a hopeful long ball and nicked it from the Sutton keeper who was trying to see it out, some quick footwork and a cross allowed Luke H to make it 1-4  before half time.

Sheen competed well in a far more even second half and with around 20 minutes left it became remarkable. Ben H scored from a free kick out on the left touchline, then Harry scored from outside the 18 yard box. Could this happen! Five minutes left and Charlie P levelled it at 4-4 from close in. As the game went in to time added on Sutton were denied three or four chances by the excellent George in goal; but in the 6th minute a free kick cross came in and they scrambled the winner from close in to take the Cup 4-5.

Afterwards our U15 Manger Michael Morgan said:

Wow what a day.

Firstly I would like to thank the team for a spirited performance and an almost unforgettable come back.
As a manager/coach it was so nice to hear that lots of people thought we were the better team and played the better football. Even though the result went against us "THAT'S FOOTBALL".


Secondly to all the parents' and supporters for braving the weather, my god you are a rowdy lot aren't especially when we scored the third and fourth goal, if anything lifted the boys to produce what they did it was certainly the noise you made so THANK YOU for your support.

Sheen Make it 4-4

U15 County Cup - Check Before Travelling

Update 07:59 Sunday ..... The Game Is On

At present the U15 County Cup game is on at Chipstead FC tomorrow with a 12:30 kick off.

With heavy rain all day today expected to last until just before kick off there is a risk that the pitch may not be playable. County will be inspecting the pitch at 8am on Sunday morning and will make a final decision then.

If the game is called off this will be indicated on the U15 Lions Team Page and on TwitterIf no message has appeared by 9 am the game is still on.

Cup Build Up

A very light League program for Sheen Lions today with only two league games to be played.

U10 Lions completed their league program,  finishing in a very creditable third place despite an away loss today.

U12 Lions needed a win today against Ascot United to maintain a good chance of a promotion place. Unfortunately a narrow 2-1 away defeat makes Ascot Champions and leaves Sheen a certain third. They have one game left to to put themselves with 2 points of the promotion spot and 12 points clear of forth place; a very strong performance.

U14 Lions have already finished and were hoping for some very good fortune today but Hanworth played to form and beat Hook 5-2 to move past Sheen into the promotion spot. They need one point from their last game to be Champions. Like U12 Lions U14 have finished a creditable third only two points out of the promotion spots.

Next Sunday 29th our U15 Lions play Sutton United Juniors in the Surrey County Cup final with a 12:30 kick off at Chipstead FC, High Road, Chipstead, Surrey CR5 3SF.

The following Tuesday 1st May our U16 Pride play Kingston Juniors in the League Cup final with 19:30 kick off at Molesey FC, 380 Walton Road, West Molesey, KT8 2JG

The teams played a practice game against each other today on a fantastic pitch at the Bank of England sports club as part of their preparations. Neither team will be disappointed with the 2-2 draw.

Cup Finals are special occasions, come and support your club if you can!

I will give Team of The Week to U12 Lions. They almost had a great result in a difficult game today and they have had a very good season coming very close to promotion and well clear of the rest of their division.
U12 Lions
Team of The Week

Weekly Round Up 15th April

Geoff is away this week so we only have a quick round up for Sheen Lions but it is a critical time of the season for many teams and there are a few significant results.

A good 3-1 home win for Sheen Lions U10 makes them certain of a good third place in the Premier division. Well done to them. Sheen Lions U11 were home to the Premier Leaders Fleet Town. A 0-2 loss means that Fleet are almost certain winners of the Division but Sheen showed that they are closing the gap on a very good team.

Sheen Lions U12 suffered a surprise away defeat 2-1 to Sandgate however a promotion place is still within reach and in their own hands with next week's huge game against Ascot a Must Win.

Sheen Lions U14 have finished their season and must watch the remaining results to see if they retain a promotion slot. The results did not go for them today with Junior Bees beating Hanworth 0-3. Hanworth now need to collect 2 points to take the last spot from Sheen and next week they play the bottom club, Hook.

Sheen Lions U15 had a good away win after a long journey to Aldershot. They lead 0-1 after a poor first half but they returned to their pre Easter form to run out 0-3. Their next competitive game is the County Cup final in two weeks!

Sheen Lions U15 Pride will be looking forward to a large case of whatever 15 year old boys drink on its way from Byfleet. They played long term Division 1 leaders AC Fulham away with Fulham needing just a point from  the game for almost certain promotion. The Sheen keeper won two important one on ones, and with three minutes to go Sheen won the game with a great header from a free kick. Byfleet, who have already finished their games are now promoted and Pride have secured 5th place.

U16 Lions were the last result of the day, unfortunately loosing 0-3 to Eagles United but they finish their season in third spot.

Please remember that Friday 27th April is the latest date for you to return your Presentation Evening forms.

I will give Team of the Week to Sheen Lions U10 for their good win to secure third spot.

Team of The Week
Sheen Lions U10

U7 Will be 5v5 For Season 2012-13

The Surrey Youth League will be playing a 5 v 5 format for the U7 age group in season 2012-13.

The new proposals are as follows:

  • 5 v 5 players on the pitch at any one time
  • Maximum of 2 roll on roll off substitutes may be used for the match
  • Maximum Squad of 10 registered players
  • Size 3 Ball
  • Flexible playing time not to exceed 40 minutes i.e. a match will be 2 x 20 mins half’s or 4 x 10 minute quarters agreeable by the competing managers and finally decided by the home team. 
  • Standard Mini Soccer Goals.
  • All current Mini Soccer Rules Apply except where stated.
  • Flexible pitch size: Recommended 20 wide x 30 yards long. 
You can read the Surrey Youth League's full details here

Under 18's secure Runners Up Slot

A late result on Sunday:  the Under 18s beat SCR arrows 3-2 to secure Sheen Lions second set of medals for the season.

John's U18's will finish up runners up in the Surrey Youth League  Div 1 Under 18 .

WELL DONE to John and the squad

U18 Lions
Runners Up Div 1 2011-1

Undefeated On A Sunny Day

A quiet weekend but a beautiful sunny day. Only 5 games played and we won 4 and drew one. In addition Jason and Julian's Under 8's played their last non competitive game and can look forward to next season's competitions with great confidence.

In the big game, unfortunately the Easter holiday kicked in and Trevor's U 14 Lions could only raise ten boys and that proved decisive in a 2-2 draw with Kew Association Colts. Whilst they finish their season in top place, the game after the Easter break between Junior Bees and Hanworth will decide whether SL U14 Lions finish 2nd or 3rd in the league. It is that close.

Ricks U14 Pride went one better and won their last game 3-1 against Manorcroft to finish a credible 4th in their league, a great improvement from the previous season.

Michael and Mark's U15 repeated their County Cup Semi final win over Farnborough Town, this time with a narrow but excellent 1-0 win.

Both Under 16's won. Matt's U16 Pride did well to get a side out and completed a 3-1 victory over Hook and Brian's U16's had a good win over Barnes Eagles Colts  2-0.  As they both won, I will make the two U16's TEAMS OF THE WEEK.

Enjoy your break for Easter. The posts may come down after 15th April but there are still big games and two massive Cup Finals to come.

U16 Lions
Joint Team of The Week

U16 Pride
Joint Team Of The Week