Ladies lift another trophy

West Ham ladies under-11s added to their league and cup double with yet another trophy at the weekend. The Hammers (pictured left) won the West Ham United Community Sports Trust inter-borough tournament, scoring 22 goals and conceding just one to put them

West Ham ladies under-11s added to their league and cup double with yet another trophy at the weekend.

The Hammers (pictured left) won the West Ham United Community Sports Trust inter-borough tournament, scoring 22 goals and conceding just one to put themselves into the final, where they played a strong Mile End side.

Goals from Ellie Webster, Charlie Devlin and Libby Patten brought the girls their third trophy of the season.

During the tournament they produced some breathtaking football and some great spells where they kept the ball for long periods of the game.


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West Ham swept aside Barking Ladies, Scott Wilkie A and Scott Wilkie B, with goals being scored throughout the team including goalkeeper Paige Perry, who netted three times, with a right foot, left foot and header.

"This tournament was a nice warm up for next week's Ladies Day tournament, which is also being played at Upton Park," said coach Luke Berry.

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"I would like to say that the girls were very good and played the ball well, on what was a lovely surface."

East London League

Elite Youth 3 EC1 FC 4

ELITE YOUTH under-13s, produced a brave performance in the East London League Cup Final, but fell just short against EC1 at AFC Hornchurch's stadium in front of a crowd of around 300.

The final promised to be a thriller and both sets of players did not let anyone down. Elite drew first blood through Yunis Ahmed, but EC1 soon found their stride and scored three goals in 15 minutes.

Elite pulled a goal back with a strike from Shazidur Rahman, but EC1 nicked a decisive fourth goal, before Rahman netted again.

Elite continued to push for the equaliser and two minutes into injury time were awarded a lifeline when an EC1 player handed the ball in the area.

Captain Khairul Amin was forced to retake his spot-kick after netting and missed his second attempt.

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