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 Great Wakering Colts got on against St Cleres Colts.
GREAT Wakering Colts played out a classic against St Cleres Colts in the under-16s final, taking the win in extra-time.
Competition - St Cleres battled long and hard
Wakering looked like they were set for a comfortable afternoon after strikes from Sam Deary and Ryan Woodley have them a two-goal advantage heading into the break.
Advantage - Ryan Woodley doubles the lead
However, St Cleres had other ideas and Taylor Garwood and Ronnie Lacey struck to send the match into extra-time.
With extra-time ticking away man-of-the-match Sam Deary popped up to net the winner for Great Wakering.
Team effort - extra-time win
“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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