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Kentish Town Football Academy go goal crazy as they seal two youth league titles

Nathan Jobbins grabbed two goals as Kentish Town's Under-12s beat Primrose Hill

09 February, 2017 — By Steve Barnett

The championship celebrations begin…

SUPPORTERS of Kentish Town Football Academy were left seeing double on Saturday when not one, but two of the teams that they were cheering on from the pitch-side were crowned champions in the Camden and Regent’s Park Youth League.

There were goals galore as the Under-12s and Under-13s both netted impressive wins, leaving them in unassailable positions at the top of their respective age groups. Competing in a 9-vs-9 league, the Under-12s came from behind to beat Primrose Hill 5-2 thanks to a brace from Nathan Jobbins, and strikes from Berkay Sakin, Lukas Boyd and Joshua Oghenekaro.

The Under-13s

The Under-13s were even more lethal in front of goal as they beat bottom-of-the-table Regent’s Park Spartans 9-0. Defender Max Leach scored two early goals, the second a magnificent strike from range. Midfielders Blend Gashi and Oscar Del Torto also chipped in with two goals apiece, but it was hotshot striker Jayden Bailey-Jennings who stole the free-scoring show as he helped himself to a magnificent hat-trick.

Even with two league titles in the bag, there was still room for further success for the NW5 outfit as both their Under-9s and Under-11s sides securing a place in the semi-finals of the Camden and Regent’s Park Youth League Challenge Cup.

The Under-13s

Reflecting on a fantastic afternoon of results for the north Londoners, head coach Thomas Looney said: “It’s been a great year of football for Kentish Town, and I’m incredibly proud of what all of our players have achieved. “Our aim is to provide opportunities for talented young footballers to reach their full potential. The performances we’ve seen over the season sum up what we look for from our players. There has been high tempo passing, great technical skill, 100 per cent commitment and, of course, some fantastic goals.”

 

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