A great day of football for Head Coach Tom Looney and our fantastic U13s as they warm up for the new season with victory in the Camden Unity Cup – after a thrilling penalty shoot out in the final.
Kentish Town u10s over came 30 top teams from north London and Hertfordshire to win the parkfield tournament on Sunday afternoon.
The U10 team started their tournament in group A and faced Northwood where they got off to a steady start with 1-0 victory. The next two games really saw the team get into their stride with a 5-0 win against host team parkfield red followed by a 6-0 victory against Harrow st martins.
The next game saw them suffer their only defeat of the tournament against a very competitive London Athletic in a narrow 1-0 defeat.
The team were quick to put their disappointment of losing behind them when facing Queen’s Park Sharks in their final group game with another fantastic display in s 6-0 win.
Their impressive run of results saw Town qualify from their group in second place and face another host team, Parkfield White in the quarter final. The guys started really well and managed to get an early goal to settle their nerves. Another goal after 6 mins meant they could settle down and progress into the semi finals.
The semi final offered the boys the chance to gain revenge for their earlier defeat when they faced London Athletic for the second time. This time the boys were determined not to lose and battled hard for a great 2-0 win.
In the final the boys faced a very good team in Ickenham. Again they managed to get themselves an early goal follow by a second,however they then conceded only their second goal of the tournament to make it a nervous final few minutes. They proved there was no need to worry by continuing to play good football and find a third goal to finish it off 3-1
This was a great display all day from all players involved and a real good achievement in a very respected tournament. The football played was great to watch and it seems the sky is the limit for what this team could achieve.
Another weekend clean sweep for Kentish Town Football Academy’s brilliant young players, as all teams record victories in their age groups in the Arsenal Community Summer League being played across North London between April and July.
Our U9s ran out 11-8 winners against Just Play at the Arsenal Hub, with Dan scoring a hat trick and two goals each for Arthur, Sonny, Cole and Dom – match report here
The U10s beat Soccer Skills 9-3, with five goals for Omry, who is on some run of form this season – match report here
The U11#1 team threw away a first minute lead against Just Play A, but managed to come through in the end with a 3-2 victory, thanks to two late goals from Reece McCluskey – match report here
The U11#2s had no such problems against Just Play B, scoring 14 – ten of them in a goal laden second half, in which Al Reese, Ylli Nici and Julio Fresneda all completed hat-tricks – match report here
Finally, the U12s fired five past soccer skills to record their fifth win in a row, as their impressive unbeaten run this season continues – match report here
Importantly, all our teams played their games with the free-flowing, ball playing philosophy that sits at the heart of Kentish Town Football Academy’s vision for its players, something that is continuing to pay dividends as they continue their 2014-15 championship winning form into the summer.
It took penalties to separate the finalists (pictured below) in the Under-10s [Capital 5s] Cup as Kentish Town United (dark blue) took on club-mates Kentish Town Athletic.
United took the lead through Denny Smith, but Sol Hamilton soon levelled the scores for Athletic to set-up another shoot-out. Smith, Malakai Hamilton and Benji Wells all scored for United, while their goalkeeper, Arlo Doherty, also made a stunning save to seal a thrilling cup victory.
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