Double celebration for ace Cruttwell

Westfield’s goalkeeper had a double cause for celebration on the county stage.

Matt Cruttwell was part of the Sussex FA team which won South East Counties U18 Youth Championship and was presented with a cap in recognition of 15 appearances.

Sussex won all of their six matches in the regional competition throughout the season to finish three points ahead of runners-up Middlesex.

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Cruttwell produced an outstanding performance in the crucial 2-1 win away to Middlesex on April 1 which effectively clinched the title.

Needing only to avoid losing by 11 goals in their final fixture, Sussex came from 3-0 down at half time to win 4-3 at home to the AFA on Sunday, last week.

Sussex also won through two rounds in the FA County Youth Cup and the big kicking left-footed Cruttwell has been an ever-present in the squad.

Cruttwell has also attended trials with League Two champions Swindon Town, as well as being Westfield’s number one in Sussex County League Division Two.

See Friday’s Hastings Observer for the full article.