Harrow Youth League Challenge Cup


After several minutes dominating SJ’s half, an odd header from James gave V’s a 1-0 lead. The rest of the first half consisted of V’s overwhelming SJ’s midfield and defence. This led to a comfortable 6-0 lead by half time with goals coming from: Ishvind, James, Sam, George and Krish. The second half started well for V’s with an own goal from SJ’s side. SJ managed to get a few balls through our defence but the usual back four and Luca were able to manage to clear them away. Despite SJ’s futile attempts, V’s were dominating throughout the whole game not letting a single goal in. Another 10 goals in the second half secured an easy 16-0 win with hat-tricks coming from: James, Ishvind and Sam. Today’s MotM goes to Sam for scoring an overwhelming 5 goals.

Performance Rating 8.0
Report by Adam


Harrow Youth League Challenge Cup


A great response from the U14's after last week. The game was evenly poised for the first twenty minutes or so with no real chances created by either team. In the latter stages it was the V's who were looking the more dangerous and should have been 2-0 up but Josh I and Tom were thwarted by some excellent goal keeping. The V's continued to have the territorial advantage in the second half but were lacking in the final third. RR were limited to sporadic counter attacks that the defence and Tomasz in goal, dealt with confidently sweeping up any danger. Mid-way through the half the V's were given a golden opportunity to take the lead, but Sam's penalty was too close to the keeper. With 5 minutes remaining the deadlock was finally broken, Tom sending Sam away bursting into the box, powering past the keeper. Tom volleyed the second to secure the win with a great strike. Special mention to Tomasz for an assured debut in the V's goal showing great command of his area and to Kyle who lead the troops from defence.

Performance Rating 8.0



Harrow Youth League Challenge Cup


In a league cup game, the U13s met Pitsganger C on Sunday. With only 11 players and the entire defence missing the U13s had to rejig the formation. We started well and created a couple of gilt edge chances but failed to convert. The goal did eventually come with Stefan threading an excellent pass through to Josh P who calmly rounded the keeper to slot home. At the start of the second half the score was doubled with Stefan, this time finishing well and it would appear the U13s were home and dry with  15 mins to go. However, through a lack of concentration the opposition pulled a goal back which made the last 10 mins a bit edgy. But the U13s restored their 2 goal cushion from the penalty spot after a handball and secured the win with Stefan scoring his second and the team's 4th Mustafa was outstanding at the back as was Max in goal and Stefan upfront. Well done. Performance Rating 7.0



Harrow Youth League Challenge Cup


A hard fought game saw the V’s exit the League Cup, having been 2-0 up at half time and in control of the game. Apart from a 5 minute spell the V’s were the better team in the first half, breaking at pace and causing problems out wide, with Micky in particular giving Greenford Celtic problems and it was his run and fine cross that led to Kayhan volleying home. It was 2-0 after good work from Freddie played Sorab through, who still had plenty to do, but beat the last defender and fired it into the roof of the net. Greenford Celtic made it 1-2 midway through the second half and it was heartbreak for the boys when they equalised with the last kick of the game, after poor marking from a free kick. Greenford Celtic had the momentum going into extra time and it was no surprise when they took the lead, with an exceptional strike from outside the box. The V’s piled forward in the 2nd half of extra time, but the Greenford Celtic keeper made 3 superb saves and try as they might, the boys couldn’t force an equaliser. No League cup run this season, but the boys battled until the end. Performance Rating 7.5


Harrow Soccer Combination Group C


The match started off and it became apparent how difficult the task ahead would be. Defensively Harry and Ionut played well whilst Thomas in goal made some very good saves in the first half, his Gaelic Football experience kicking in. The away teams first goal was a cracker from outside the box, their player smashed it into the top corner. Second goal followed shortly where our defence lost concentration and let players go. After half time we absorbed wave after wave of attacks and even managed to get a few shots ourselves. Kayden had an opportunity to claw one back striking ever so slightly wide. Zak got a free kick which went over. We were then exposed for further goals. Dhayan made a great save towards the end. All in all a good first experience for the boys against a developed team who had been playing together for a few years and were bigger, faster and could kick from outside the box. Phase one will continue to be difficult whilst in Group C, however I anticipate the boys learning and developing from these experiences in preparation for Phase 2. Performance Rating 7.0