Five in a row for Emberton

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There is no stopping Emberton Athletic, as they made it five championship titles in a row at the weekend.

Since joining the Milton Keynes & Border Counties Youth League at U12s level, they’ve taken the league by storm, claiming all five Division 1 crowns they’ve competed in.

Emberton are also unbeaten in League Cup competition since 2011, lifting the trophy three times in the last year.

And they hope to make it four out of five next weekend, having beaten Moretonville Rovers in the semi final, they’ll face Tattenhoe FC in the final at stadium:mk.

But it hasn’t been all plain sailing for Athletic this season. Two key players from last season moved on to pastures new, meaning manager Simon Faulkner needed to reconfigure his side.

“We bought in some fresh lads to replace them and moved a few other lads in to new positions.

“We suffered some serious injuries very early in the season having no central defenders for a few weeks, we adapted the team and but got knocked out of the County Cup.

“But following that result the lads kicked on really well. We got our defenders back and since then haven’t lost or drawn a game all season.”

With thrilling victories over rivals MK City and Moretonville Rovers, Emberton stretched their advantage at the top of the league.

Simon added: “They have all performed brilliantly and they are a very much a team with togetherness and amazing spirit.”