The Trinity U14 Football team have been crowned champions after winning the Croydon Cup in a thrilling 3-1 victory over Harris Academy Crystal Palace. The match was played at the Croydon Arena, after Trinity earned their place in the Cup final with 5-1 victory over Whitgift School the week before.
Solomon Addy opened up the scoring early on with the first goal coming just two minutes into the first half, closely followed by a second goal as Addy linked up with team mate Jack Linscer to score. Through a hard working defence and several impressive saves from Trinity goal keeper Nathan Barnwell, who is playing up a year, Harris Academy found it difficult to score and the first half concluded with Trinity 2-0 up.
Harris Academy fought back to get some points on the board in the second half, scoring a goal from a penalty kick, but Trinity responded soon after with Linscer scoring his second goal of the match to give Trinity the 3-1 victory.
Trinity Head of Football, Dave Kingston, said; “Congratulations to all the Trinity boys who took part in the competition. They played against some fantastic teams on the way to the final and had a tough game against Harris Academy to win the trophy. The team showed great commitment all year in training, and it paid off. The boys can now take this confidence into the ISFA cup next year and mount a serious challenge at National level.”
Trinity U14 Football team are Croydon Cup winners
Back row (L to R): Mr Kingston, Sebastian Thorpe, Olamide Ogunnaike, Benjamin Sharpe, Alex Zaborniak, Joshua Crispin (Capt), Elliot Cort-Ellis, Solomon Addy, Alfie Velasco, Cassius Banton, Harry Kouzos, Mr Porter, Mr Paterson. Front row (L to R): Jacob Devereux-Mckenzie, Benjamin Flanagan, Jack Linscer, Joshua Palmer, Nathan Barnwell.
Croydon CR9 7AT
Tel: 020 8656 9541
Fax: 020 8655 0522