Leigh Ramblers edge under-14s showpiece against Rayleigh Boys Blue in Southend league finals day

Celebrating the only goal

Celebrating the only goal

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YOUNG football stars showed off their promise at the divisional finals of the Southend & District Junior League.

Young teams from Wickford, Leigh, Billericay and Great Wakering won finals in different age groups ranging from under-13 to under-16 at the finals day, held at Roots Hall on Saturday.

Here is how Leigh Ramblers Blue got on against Rayleigh Boys Blue.


A SOLITARY goal settled the under-14s final with Leigh Ramblers Blue taking the title.


Challengers - Rayleigh Boys Blue 

George Fulcher scored the early goal and dominated possession, but a combination of determined defence and fine goalkeeping kept the Rayleigh Boys Blue at bay.


Good challenge - midfield battle


Champions - the lads lift the trophy

Ramblers’ Oli Paul was given the man-of-the-match performance, leading the team to the 1-0 victory.

“It’s a big highlight to play here for these boys and everybody associated with clubs,” said league secretary, Tom Clarke. “We have to say a big thank-you again to Southend United. By hosting the finals here each year, they do an enormous service to football in the community.”

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