Congratulations and commiserations go out to our U13 and U14 teams after a dramatic weekend of action at Tooting Bec (2 March) in the London County Saturday Youth League KO Cup competition. First up were the U14s against old foes FFK Athletic in a quarter-final fixture that had been postponed 5 times due to the terrible recent weather. The score was 3-3 at full time, 4-4 AET, and then 5-4 to FFK on penalties.
In the afternoon, the U13s took on Broomwood in a semi-final. With the SMP leading 3-2 in the final minute of normal time Broomwood were awarded a hotly-disputed penalty for handball, equalising with what became the last kick of the game. However, this time the U13s prevailed in extra time 5-4 to reach their first final.
Just as pleasing was the fact that both our teams left Tooting with the opposition’s praise ringing in their ears for their sportsmanship and attitude. Well done to everyone involved.