NPLYFC's U10 Cosmos team won the EBFA Cup against Finchampstead Chiefs, a side who had beaten them in the semi-final the previous year.
An early volley by Alex Weir from an Edward Wheeler cross made it 1-0 which was quickly followed up with a header from Vincent Edgill to make it 2-0 to NPL. A nervous final quarter saw Finch pull a goal back before Alex Weir got his second of the game. Further nerves were shredded when Finch scored again and James Derrick pulled off a number of fantastic saves in goal to ensure the final score was 3-2 to NPL.
Captain Alex Carter proudly lifted the cup.
Hot on the heels of winning the Surrey Youth Premier League division title, NPL Youth United (our U17 team) today won the League Cup as well! On a baking hot day at Imber Court, NPL beat Premier Elite Champions Abbey Rangers 2-1 to lift their second trophy of the season. We were 1-0 down at half-time, but Ryan David equalised, before Alfie Pope snatched a stoppage time winner, to cue wild celebrations from a packed crowd of NPL faithful. Many congratulations to Steven Bates and his team for a fine season.
NPLYFC U17s today featured in the Richmond and Twickenham Times:
NPL Youth United (our U17 team, playing Surrey Youth League U18 football) today secured the Premier League title. We won away at Epsom & Ewell, the only team who could still catch us – coming back from 3-1 down at half time to win 6-3. In a superb season, we have won 13 of our 15 games to date, scoring 62 goals and conceding just 20. Many congratulations to all the players, and also to their manager, Steven Bates. Next up, we contest the League Cup Final, when we take on Premier Elite champions Abbey Rangers on 8th May at Imber Court (2:30 KO, all support welcome!)
Calling all Managers, parents and sponsors!
You are invited to enter a team for our annual charity event. Procedes go to local charity Shooting Star Chase.
Rules and entry form are linked: NPLYFC Walking Football Tournament 2016 Rules NPLYFC Walking Football Tournament 2016 Entry Form.
Our goalkeeper trainer Martin will not be training at Whitton tonight. Final training is 14th April.
NPL Youth United's U18 team have made it through to the League Cup Final. Already 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League, we beat Premier Elite side Binfield in the Cup semi final. Scores were level at 1-1 after 90mins, but our boys stepped up a gear to win 4-1 after extra time.
We will play Abbey Rangers in the final on Sunday 8th May, with a 14:30 KO at Met Police, Imber Court.
All Supporters welcome!
QPR will be running their half term soccer school during the half term week 15th – 19th February.
Please see this link for more information and to book: http://www.qprcourses.co.uk/summer-school/qpr-soccer-school-npl-sports-club-teddington-february-15th-19th
The U18s made it to their fourth cup final in four consecutive seasons with a brilliant 3-1 win at Hendon FC.
It was a performance of skill, determination and just a little luck. Well done boys!
Save the date NPL and come and cheer us on – Thursday 28th April.