Another gr-eight win for FC Leytonstone
PUBLISHED: 11:00 11 December 2014
Youngsters impress once again
FC Leytonstone under-16s ran out convincing 8-3 winners over Unity Youth in their latest Hackney Marshes League encounter.
Nasim Kournif netted a hat-trick, with Funsho Ola adding a brace as Carlos Gomes, Teddy Pasan and Ndue Telaj also struck.
Captain Shiv Tailor took the match of the match award and manager Daniel Owusu said: “It was another impressive display and sitting on top of the table is an achievement. But we need to keep our feet on the ground.”
The under-14s came from behind to beat Atletico DFZ, after Tanbeer Ahmed was beaten by a low shot on 13 minutes.
Owureka Kofi smashed home a free-kick to get FC Leytonstone on terms and Adnan Patel put them in front before half time, after Ahmed Sayeed’s shot had been saved.
Good work by Umar Mohammed, Fayaaz Patel, Omar Patel and Rayyan Abhram denied Atletico a reply in the second half.
Waleed Patel went close to a third for Stones, with two shots well saved, but manager Munaf Abhram said: “I’m really pleased for the boys. We had a game plan and we stuck but it.
“We dug deep and defended well and it was pleasing to see we were a threat on the break.”
The under-nines had to settle for a share of the spoils with Place Pro after a 2-2 draw, but go into the festive break with plenty to look forward to in the new year.
FC Leytonstone went into the match on the back of a win, but found themselves 2-0 down at the interval.
An accurate through ball from Nye Bevan allowed Finegan Woolley to pull the first goal back, before Bevan sent a free-kick into the top corner to level.
Izac Rice took the man of the match award for Stones, while Yusuf Achha was also praised for his workmanlike display.
Manager Frank Bellis said: “After last week’s inspirational win, to come from behind was character building and the boys go marching on.”
The men’s reserves were in action against Bromley and Fesar Rafiq put them ahead with a fine finish, after being played in by Zulqi Khan.
A poor clearance allowed their rivals to level soon after and Bromley could have take the lead, but saw a penalty saved before Ahmed Pele combined with Rafiq to restore FC Leytonstone’s advantage.
Khan made it 3-1 with a superb free-kick but Bromley battled back to net twice in the final eight minutes to earn a point.
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