AFC Worthing Youth U13 3-0 Worthing Minors U13

Under 13's - Div A. League Runners-Up 2015-16

Eight straight victories allow AFC Worthing Youth to claim second place in U13 Division A League

Sunday 17th April was the clash that would determine runners-up spot in the Division A League.

The Atoms had to win against Worthing Minors to clinch the 2nd spot while Minors just needed the draw. It wasn’t easy, but the Atoms were the better team, restricting Minors to wayward shots from distance, whilst creating genuine opportunity at the other end. The deadlock was broken on 20 minutes. An indirect free kick was awarded on the edge of the Minors box, Samuel and Dom worked it well and Doms shot rocketed into the back of the net.

In the second half the Atoms worked hard as a team, putting 10 men behind the ball when Minors were in possession and breaking aggressively when they had the opportunity. Charlie Sparkes scored the second with a lovely little chip over the defender and a simply executed finish, Wesley then scored a third on 55 minutes, burying the ball into the corner out of the each of the keeper. At the end of the game the Atoms defence had prevented Minors from getting a single shot on target and the Atoms totally deserved their victory to give them the runners up spot in the A league for 2016. It was a real shame two of the squad were unable to be with us today, we missed them and we will all get together to celebrate together soon.

This was the Atoms 8th consecutive league win. They played their last four games over just nine days and on each occasion have consistently delivered exceptional performances.

You are a brilliant team, a fantastic group of players and I am very very proud of each and every one of you. Thank you all for your amazing commitment throughout the season (and for many of you the last six years). You continue to improve and you have stunned team after team over the second half of this season with some amazing performances. See for training guys. Next year we win it!

Paul Arnold, Coach

AFC Worthing Youth - Under 13's Div.A Runners Up