Midhurst go from strength to strength - as champion boys prove

MIDHURST & Easebourne United's under-15s have had a champion season.

They won their division by playing 22 league games and drawing and losing only one each.

The players’ player and parents’ player was Sam Cain.

Top scorer was Jake Burtoo with 48 goals and the managers’ award went to Lucas Thornley for outstanding attitude.

Manager Ed Warren said: “They have been a fantastic set of players throughout the season with great attitude and a desire to achieve, listening and giving 100 per cent.

“Although we have had some big wins, we also had to grind out some 1-0s and 2-1s. They really have fought hard and deserved to win the league.

“The parents have been phenomenal and supportive. Its been an incredibly enjoyable and rewarding experience managing these lads. I can’t thank them enough.”

Warren paid tribute to Sandra Largan for her amazing organisational skills, Mark Pelling for training the lads to such a great standard, Andy Field-Millard for helping when needed, Aaron Eade and Tom Cain for running the line, and all other parents and supporters.

The squad comprised Will Murphy, Patryk Wysocki, Reece Collins-Powell, Rhys Greet, Sam Cain, Aidan Largan, Jordan Warren, Karol Papaj, Aaron Wakeham, Chris Cain, Callum Thompson (captain), Jake Burtoo, Liam Field-Millard and Lucas Thornley.

Meanwhile Midhurst & Easebourne’s under-12s, under manager Pete Hill, won the C league of the Arun & Chichester Youth League, winning 15 games and losing just one.

More than 200 players and their families turned out for the youth teams’ presentation at Rotherfield.

Trophies were handed out to all age groups and and each player received a trophy, with individual awards also handed out. It was a great year for all age groups.

The club want to advertise for players for next season for all teams - under-sevens to under-18s.

If you want to play football, learn skills, have fun and make friends, Midhurst could be the club for you.

Girls and boys are wanted and training is on Friday nights with matches on Sundays. Kit is provided, all personnel are CRB-checked and teams play in the Arun & Chichester Youth League. Contact Sandra Largan on 01730 816415 or 07715 734240.