U9B Cup Final May 2009
Horsley U9B 0 - Elm Grove Colts U9A 1
The B team cup final was the first for any of the Horsley teams in the age group and they had a tough match against league champions Elm Grove. The B team were at full strength in front of a big crowd at Old Coulsdon Colts ground. The early exchanges were tight and combative with Elm Grove looking slightly stronger and eventually taking the lead mid way through the half. However, that signalled a change in the match as Horsley began to take a hold of the game.
The half finished 1 nil but Horsley were the stronger team at this point and so it continued in the second half with Horsley exerting immense pressure on the league champions. Ross Jenne, Matthew Beaumont, Joshua Tyrrell, Sam Gatford and Henry Nolan all had chances to score but the ELm Grove keeper was having one of those days where he kept everything out and it ended up being one of those days. All the pressure was to no avail as Horsley couldn’t find the goal they deserved and Elm Grove secured a league and cup double. Our congratulations go to them, they were strong, competitive opponents, there own manager said Horsley deserved more from the game – but that as they say is football!
A proud day for coach and parents alike. Let's hope this is a springboard for more succes next season.
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