Lions roar to Cup victory

MK City Lions
MK City Lions

MK City Lions U15s got their just rewards after a 2-1 victory over Eversley & California Youth to lift the Berks and Bucks FA U15 County Cup.

More than 200 Lions fans were in attendance to watch their side end Eversley’s undefeated record, getting their hands on the 120 year old trophy.

Eversley started well and showed why they’d gone so far into the season without tasting defeat.

And they took the lead after 20 minutes in somewhat fortuitous circumstances.

But it wasn’t long before Lions were level, and it came courtesy of a stunning strike.

Centre half Rodney Opace lined up a 25-yard free kick, and sent it sailing into the net to send the sides in at 1-1 at half time.

Driven by skipper Grant Minney, Lions got on top in the second half, and their pressure eventually told when striker and man of the match Fikayo Adelowe forcing home a great shot to give the home side a 2-1 lead.

Eversley, now desperate to find an equaliser, pushed forwards with every opportunity as the game flowed from end-to-end.

But they couldn’t find a way through and Lions were the team celebrating at the full time whistle.

Manager Steve Farnborough said the victory is one of the highlights of his 20 year managerial career.

He said: “I am delighted with this victory over the strongest team we have played all season, I have been training youth teams in this area for nearly 20 years and this is one of the highlights of my managerial career.

“I couldn’t have asked for more from my boys and the shear talent on display today indicates we will be seeing some of these playing at a professional standard as they get older.”