YOUTH SOCCER Bridge View in South title win

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Lewes Bridge View U11s 11 Ringmer Rovers Pumas 0

LBV secured the U11s South division title with a convincing home win. After the previous week’s disappointment of losing a hard fought cup final against Eastbourne town Yellow (3-2) the team rallied and made sure the winning of the league title was never in doubt. A great all round team performance led to goals from Alfie Haggar (4) Tom Cooklin (2) Jake Cooper (2) Olly Treagus (2) and a single goal from Leon Wright. Pumas tried hard to break the home team, but the strength in depth of a side that had only lost once and won every other game in the league this season shone through on this chilly, sunny, Sunday morning. Well done to manager Phil Treagus, Coach Luke Treagus and assistant Coach Sam Fuller for all of their work over the season, also thanks to John Potter-Drake for his sterling work in notifying everyone with regards to when, where and who against; finally congratulations to all of the boys for a great first season at 11 aside level, and a well deserved league title.

South Malling Wanderers U10s 6

Hangleton Rangers U10s 1

AS South Malling’s season drew to a close, they faced their stiffest opposition yet. An early goal from Jay Pullen was quickly cancelled out by the Hangleton striker but Jake Tomsett put SMW ahead again after a fine run through the defence. Hangleton came straight back, and only some spectacular work from SMW goalkeeper Zachary Brooks kept the visitors from equalising again. Just before half-time Pullen picked up a rebound from a Tomsett shot and scored his 58th goal of the season. SMW’s fourth came just after the break. Harrison Ovenden’s set-up left Tomsett an easy tap-in to bring his season tally to 74. From midfield, “General Jack” Moody, SMW’s man of the match, took control of the last 10 minutes of the game and bagged himself a fine long-range goal. Ben Johnson finished off the visitors with a blistering strike, capping a superb season for SMW’s players.

South Malling Wanderers U10s 1 Hangleton Rangers U10s 5

IT looked at first as if South Malling were going to repeat the success of the first match. Tobie Goldstraw opened the scoring, cleanly finishing off a pin-point cross from Harrison Ovenden. Minutes later, a strike from Josh Harris skimmed the outside of the post. Disaster soon struck, though, as a deflected cross put the ball past Ewan Hunt in the SMW goal. By half-time, SMW had conceded two more. The second half saw Lewis Finch, Ben Johnson and SMW’s man of the match James Norris shoring up the SMW defence with some strong tackling, but it wasn’t enough to keep the visitors at bay. Hangleton’s pressure resulted in two more goals. SMW created chances in reply, but couldn’t find the net, and were left trailing until the final whistle.