Futures Cup 2019

Report by Sammy P


At futures cup 2019, we started off by playing Mercia Lynx. We had a brilliant start to the tournament with a comfortable 4-0 win with even me bagging a goal for the first time in over a year. In our second game we had a much tougher game against Pennine Pumas, we found our selves 2-1 down with not long left but managed to fight our way back to a 3-2 victory taking us through to the final the next day.

In the final we faced up against the very strong Caledonian Cougars. These were the U16 Scottish National side who had beaten the England U16s earlier this year so we knew it would be tough. We started well with an early goal to give us the lead but with their incredible movement of the ball they managed to score three goals in quick succession taking us into the quarter final 3-1 down. We came out fast and put loads of pressure onto their strong defence and scoring to close the gap. With five minutes left I found myself sliding in on their striker (some would argue fairly) resulting in a yellow card. With not long left they managed to hold out. But still we came home with a silver medal and an incredible experience.


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