E20 Community Cup Report
On Sunday June 7th many teams associated with East Village entered in the E20 Community Football Tournament staged at Chobham Academy sports pitches.
With 2 groups competing to book their places in the semi finals, all teams started off full of energy on a lovely summers day.
The early results in group A saw the E20 residents (captained by Lee Murrell) and Newham College (captained by James Lodge) win both the first 2 games against East Village Management (captained by Larry Baptiste) and Get Living London (captained by Oliver Redgill). This left a deciding group winners and runners up match in which Newham College were victorious, booking their semi final top spot.
In group B there was very much a different story with all teams being matched well with each other. The E20 Football Academy Coaches (captained by Nicky Williamson) won their 3 matches but the battle was for 2nd place which finally went to E20 Football Academy team 1 (Captained by Shara) over the Community Police (Captained by James Gaskin) and E20 FA team 2 (captained by Aaron Baddeley).
Both semi-finals were difficult for all sides as legs were starting to stiffen and the heat was ever increasing. E20 residents narrowly lost their place in the final to the E20 coaches team whilst Newham College beat the E20 FA team 1 in a close fought contest.
The final was a close game with both teams showing good ability on the ball and some excellent movement. With 5 minutes remaining and just a couple of chances for both teams, Newham College caught E20 FA coaches on the break to score the only goal of the game and win the tournament.
Well done to all that was involved and congratulations to Newham College staff for securing victory.