Leigh Genesis U13 Protons Have Finished the season with a League and cup double! Protons Took on Hawkley U13 down at Ashton Athletic just last weekend looking to make it a clean sweep.
Match Report From Protons Manager Neil Sumner...
"Well what a week in football, we won our league last Sunday after a comfortable 8-0 win and it gave the team lots of confidence for our cup final against hawkley, the only team to beat us all season. We had a full squad of 16 players to pick from for the cup final!
After a good start and quite a few chances to take the lead, hawkley played a long ball forward which we won in the air but landed at a Hawkley’s players feet who scored with their first shot on goal!
We again had lots of pressure for the rest of the first half and didn’t take our chances, we created with a few one on ones, we either missed the target or their keeper saved!
So the half time team talk was all about just keeping calm and I am sure one of our chances we will convert!
So the second half started the same we dominated the ball and created chances but just couldn’t take one until Ciarein kniveton had a shot from the edge of the box and their defender saved it with his hand in the box, which resulted in a penalty and a sending off!
Louis Sumner stepped up to take the penalty which he put in the bottom corner, so the team were on thier way back to the half way line and the ref says we have to take the penalty again as one of their players shouted to try and put Louis off, he fortunately scored again!
So now at 1-1 we was still pressing forward and hawkley broke off a corner and again scored with their second shot on target! 2-1.
So I went 3 at the back and pressed forward, we was still creating chances but again couldn’t take any!
Then with the game going into injury time we get another penalty for another handball, and up steps Louis to score under immense pressure and I thought great at least we can go to extra time, but with seconds left, Ethan Harris brakes their defence and goes straight through the middle and lobs their keeper to win it with seconds to go!
What a feeling and the players and spectators went wild as you can imagine!
We are double winners and I am so proud of the whole squad!
Champions and cup winners!
Congratulations to U13 Protons, Neil and all the parents what a season, enjoy it, celebrate it and be ready to go again next season!