Having not lost a single game all season, Manager Bradley Wilson was looking forward for the challenges up ahead. With a cup final on Sunday afternoon, there was no better way to prepare his team against Category 1 Crystal Palace.
Brad’s U15’s looked promising early doors, putting 3 pasts Palace in the first half. However, as expected Palace stepped up another gear in the second half and won with an unbelievable last minute strike.
Final Score: Crystal Palace U15’s 4 – 3 Kinetic Academy U15’s.
Nevertheless, the 15’s travelled to Chipstead for their Tandridge League Challenge Cup Final versus Tooting & Mitcham. After their midweek upset, Brad’s team was roaring to go, punishing Tooting & Mitcham in the first 5 minutes of the game. Tooting showed some resilience and bounced back instantly making it 1-1. With the 15’s dominating possession and creating numerous opportunities Tooting’s luck soon wore off, as the 15’s put two past their keeper making it 3-1 at half-time.
The second half saw our 15’s cruise to victory scoring another 2 past Tooting & Mitcham.
Full time: Kinetic Croydon 15’s 5 – 1 Tooting & Mitcham 15’s.
Congratulations to Bradley and his team!