Kentish Town were dealt a full house of trophies weekend, picking up five titles and narrowing missing out on a sixth in their biggest ever haul of silverware in the Camden and Regent’s Park League.
After disappointment in the U9 A cup final, seeing a one goal lead turned round after half time by a spirited Hampstead second half performance, Kentish Town’s U13Bs kicked off their winning streak with a 4-1 victory against HSFC. Town went into an early two goal lead in the final with goals from the constantly dangerous Rron Mujka and Callum Currie. Though HSFC snatched one back shortly after the break, Currie and Mujka scored another goal apiece to secure Town’s name on the U13 B cup.
Town’s U13As then turned on the style, running out 4-0 winners against ProTouch. Going a goal ahead through a long range free kick from Trey Farrington-McCarthy towards the end of an otherwise evenly balanced first half, the League Champions took complete control in the second half scoring three more goals, with Al Reese Minsiomi, Denny Smith and Max Leach all getting onto the scoresheet as Town confirmed their status as U13 A League and A Cup double winners.
Kentish Town’s U11s were next to grab cup glory. After the game of the weekend – a highly charged 0-0 draw between two of the strongest teams in the Camden and Regent’s Park League – Town won a tense penalty shoot-out against Camden Elite 4-2, goalkeeper Jakeem St Louis Mitchell pulling off two spectacular saves to win Town their fourth title of the day.
With Town’s U12s also picking up their 9v9 League Champions trophy at the end of their unbeaten 2016-17 campaign, Kentish Town’s coaches were faced with the challenge of finding space for all the new silverware on an ever growing trophy cabinet.
Kentish Town’s head coach Tom Looney said “It’s been a fantastic day and a brilliant season for everyone in Kentish Town. We don’t focus on winning – that’s just a bonus. What is most important is playing football the right way, and helping talented kids reach their full footballing potential. I’m so proud of every one of them. What’s been achieved today shows how far they have all come.”
Town will be holding trials for next season over coming weeks. Interested players can contact us here.
Fantastic photos from Kaya Skaanes and Visare Jakupi