Omonia Youth FC Under 13 Silver are unbeaten champions

Community football club Omonia Youth FC has reason to celebrate last Sunday as one of their teams completed an unbeaten league campaign to clinch promotion as champions of their division.

George Sammoutis and Harry Theodorou’s Under 13 Silver won their final league game of a stunning season 8-1. Goals were scored by Mehmet (2), Joe, Vickto, Aryan, Ben, Oscar and Jakub. Justiufiably, the whole team were named Man of the Match.

The win meant the team completed an unbeaten league campaign winning 15 of their 18 matches and drawing the other 3. The team scored an incredible 114 goals and only conceded 24. Well done to managers George, Harry, the players and their parents on a magnificent achievement.

In the Mid Herts Premier League, the Under 15 Green, a day after their cup final success had a difficult game against their fifth place opponents. Unsurprisingly the boys started slow still feeling the effects of the previous day’s game. The teams went into half time goalless but just like the cup final, the Under 15 Green stepped it up in the second half and scored early to settle some nerves; Barsa Mirtahmasebi heading in from a corner. With the team were now settled they started to control the game and were awarded a penalty when Tobenna Abana was brought down in the box which he duly converted. Further goals from Toby and a fine finish from George Stasi completed the scoring in a 4-1 victory. It was a well-earned victory capping off a great weekend for the team. Man of the Match was Barsa Mirtahmasebi.

Nick Georgiou and Kenny Gregori’s Under 15 White lost their league match 5-0. The boys tried their best and worked hard against the division leaders. Despite the final score the boys can hold their head up high and be proud of how they played. Man of the Match was Alex Pike.

Michael Pieri’s Under 13 White threw away a half time lead as they lost 6-4. Having gone 2-0 up and playing well, conceding a goal on the stroke of half time gave their opponents hope for the second half. Poor decision making by the Under 13 White saw them conded five in the second half even though they themselves scored two. Goal scorers were Santino Raia, Eray (2) and Tana. Man of the Match was the defence who despite the team conceding six goals did what was asked of them.

Nick Zimaras’ Under 18 White also had a second half to forget as they lost 6-2. Goals from Charlie and Austin with Joe Cannon named Man of the Match.

In their double header, Kyri Haili and Mike Petrou’s promotion chasing Under 14 White took four points from a possible six as they drew the first game 0-0 but won the second convincingly 4-0.

Goals were scored by Louis Petrou (2), Hao Xin and Alex T with David Preece named Man of the Match.

The club will be hosting their annual Summer 6-a-side Tournament on 9 and 10 June at the Radiomarathon Centre in Enfield. A commemorative programme will be published and if you would like to advertise in it, please get in contact with the club. If you are a team and want to enter please also contact the club.

Should you feel enthused and want to know more about Omonia Youth FC, you can contact the club at [email protected], via the contact page on the club’s website as well as following the club on twitter @OmoniaYouthFC and Instagram @omoniayouthfc1994.

Omonia Youth FC Under 15 Green win the League Cup

Omonia Youth FC Under 15 Green completed the first leg of a treble trophy attempt as a dominant second half performance saw them win the Mid Herts League Cup.

The match was played last Saturday at Potters Bar Town Football Club where a large Omonia Youth contingent came to support the team. Cup Finals are always tight matches and this was no different. Even though Omonia Youth Under 15 Green had several opportunities to take the lead in the first half, they could not convert these chances into goals and both teams went into the half time break goalless.

Omonia Youth came out for the second half intent on ensuring their football and performance didn’t go unrewarded and ten minutes into the second half an in-swinging free kick found Clinton Beokojie in the penalty area who glanced his header into the bottom corner of the net giving Omonia Youth a deserved lead. Not long after George Stasi doubled the lead with a skilful turn to get away from a defender and he then expertly chipped the ball over the goalkeeper from 25 yards out. This gave Omonia Youth breathing space and for all the attempted pressure from the opposition to get back in the game, Omonia Youth continued to play their football and at the final whistle were deservedly jubilant.

To win the cup the Under 15 Green played five rounds in all, scoring 20 goals and only conceding 5. Man of the Match for Omonia Youth was Mikey Dionisiou who gave a commanding performance in central midfield. He always had a yard of space to work in and looked after the ball brilliantly ensuring his team were always in control.

The side is coached and managed by Dean Dionisiou, Varnava Michael, Mario Kleopa and Neo Petrides and having won the League Cup they are still in a good position to win the Mid Herts Premier League title and they are also in another Cup final too. After the match, Dean praised the team’s efforts and the journey they have been on:

“Winning the cup final is reward for the coaches, managers, parents and the entire Omonia Youth FC family. The majority of the team have been together since the age of 5. As a coaching team we have worked hard to develop the players, encouraging them to be brave on the ball thus developing their technical ability and to play football on the grass and on Saturday it all came together. We did it our way!”

Well done to all the players, the coaching staff and the supporters who came to watch the game. One down, two to go!

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