Southwick Rangers U11's last minute entry into the 2021 Newhaven 6-a-side tournament, came out with a great result for the lads.
Due to the late notice, they managed to get just 6 players for the tournament and started off with a 0-1 loss. Game 2 however, we claimed a 1-0 win, Henry W scoring. The following game was a 2-0 win, Henry W scoring his second of the day and Lewis scoring the second.
Game 4 was a 2-1 win with Henry W notching another 2. This meant qualification into the Semi-Finals as the highest 2nd placed team over the 3 leagues. A terrific achievement already with only 6 players.
In the semi's the full-time score was a 1-1 draw, Henry W getting his 5th of the day. Like every England fan knows, draws in Semi-Finals mean Penalties...
Lewis scored to put SRFCU11 1-0 up whilst their first player hits the crossbar. Henry W scores 2-0 up and Henry W finishes the day with 6 goals. They score. 2-1. Samuels pen is saved. 2-1, they score... 2-2.
Now on to sudden death. Henry S steps up. He calmly passes the ball into the bottom corner. 3-2 up. He was the calmest Southwick player or fan in the place. They hit the post and this group of Southwick players are through to their first final of any tournament.
In the final they fought hard but the boys just ran out of gas, losing 3-0 in the final but the boys gave everything they had!
A super proud coach of a great bunch of boys wrote this! C'mon the mighty Rangers ⚽️👊⚽️