Forest Glade triumph against Hambro Colts in under-15s final at Southend league finals day

Echo: Back of the net - goal pulled back Back of the net - goal pulled back

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 what happened when Forest Glade took on Hambro Colts.

FOREST Glade secured the under-15 crown after taking their match against Hambro Colts by the scruff of the neck in the first half.

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Hambro Colts - team shot before the game

The Billericay side took a two-goal lead into the half-time break, thanks to goals from Adam Cole and Jack Dennis. Hambro Colts rallied in the second period and pulled a goal back through Charlie Gevaux.

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Goal - Adam Cole gives the Billericay side the lead

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Cup winners - the lads with their trophy

The Colts goalscorer also scooped the man-of-the-match title.

“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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