Long Lane U16 WinstonSports Cup Winners

May 19, 2016

 

U/16 League Cup Final

 

Gravesham Ladies…0 Long Lane…2

 

What a fantastic way to end the season, to beat Gravesham in the Kent County Cup final and now in the League Cup Final is a fantastic achievement. Gravesham are a terrific team and Manager Scott Martin has put together a very talented squad who have been the bench mark in our age group.

 

So the season ended with both teams sharing the honours, Gravesham are worthy League champions and Invitational league winners and Long Lane are County Champions and league Cup winners. However for me this was one of the best moments in my thirty years coaching in youth football. The girls were magnificent from start to finish, our defenders never gave the Gravesham forwards a look in, our midfield worked their socks off and our strikers always looked dangerous every time we went forward.

 

We won the county cup on penalties after extra time but this was different, we won 2-0, which was sweet revenge for our 2-0 defeat to Gravesham in last year’s final, we could have scored more and in the end really deserved the victory.

 

Finally I would like to thank the all the League officials and all the volunteers for another great cup final day which was a credit to girls football.

 

Mick Northwood

 

Secretary

Long Lane Girls

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