Camden & Regent’s Park Youth League Recap
04 April, 2013
Published: 4 April, 2013
by STEVE BARNETT
ORGANISERS from the Camden and Regent’s Park Youth League are pencilling in a series of trophy-laden away-days in Islington.
The prolonged wintery weather has caused havoc at Regent’s Park. And with site managers the Royal Parks now having to prepare the pitches for the start of the cricket season, the league is switching to the artificial pitches at Market Road to fulfil their fixtures.
League co-ordinator Will Cave is looking forward to a show-stopping finale following what has been a very successful campaign.
“It was our biggest season yet with more than 2,000 youngsters taking part in the league,” he said. “The quality of the football continues to get better and better. The drama isn’t quite over just yet, however, as we’re now looking forward to some mouth-watering cup finals and league deciders at Market Road.”
On Saturday hot-shot Malachi Stone struck twice to earn Islington’s One Strike a place in the Under-13s final with a 2-1 victory over College Francais Bilingue de Londres.
They will now face west London’s Al Ansar, who beat MIFC 5-1 in their semi-final.
Meanwhile, the Under-15s League Cup final will see Somers Town Future take on Westminster’s Elites FC.
Somers Town beat Pro Touch Soccer Academy 1-0 in their final-four tie thanks to a clinical finish from Wamiq Matin; while Osama Chafi struck twice to earn Elites a 2-0 victory over Pro Touch Community.
Finals of the Under-12s Cup will also now be staged at Market Road.