United U18s celebrate Somerset Youth League victory
group of young footballers in Burnham-On-Sea are celebrating success
Utd Juniors' U18 team have won the Somerset U18 Youth League Knockout
Cup, beating Tone Youth 5-1.
cup journey to the final started strongly with an 8-1 win over
Banwell FC U18s and the next round saw a local derby against Burnbridge
Wanderers, which they won 3-0 following a great match.
semi-final was against a strong Priory Pumas side, which they
won despite being 2-0 down at half-time. Following a rallying,
motivational team talk during the break Burnham pulled together
as a strong team and were justly rewarded when their third goal
found the net in the dying minutes of the game, giving them a
2-3 win and a place in the final.
final started with Tone Youth going 0-1 up after a strong start
but Burnham showed why they had reached the final by pulling together
as a team," said spokeswoman Sally Plume.
a half-time break Burnham quickly equalised and then pulled ahead,
which seemed to deflate Tone a little and Burnham continued to
take their chances all the way to the final whistle."
win was even sweeter as Tone Youth knocked Burnham out of the
cup in the semi-final last year on penalties."
U18 side was set up four seasons ago by Nick Robinson and Sally
Plume to encourage players to stay in football after they finish
at U16 and has proved very successful.
Hainsby and Gary McNulty have been a huge asset to the team for
the last few seasons and they have all been very pleased at how
well each team has done over the years. They have always been
a pleasure to work with and a credit to themselves and the club,"
Burnham Utd having their facilities redeveloped and Steve Hainsby
taking over as 1st Team Manager next season, this season has finished
on a high and the future is looking very bright for Burnham Utd
seniors and juniors."