Brilliant form right through to the final
Posted on June 29, 2006
This season a small village club, which draws players from Eaton Bray, Edlesborough and surrounding villages, has taken a great step forward.
EB Lions have been awarded the FA Charter Standard and the club has grown from four to six teams, with 76 registered players.
They have fielded a girls' team (U12) for the first time and the girls have acquitted themselves well against more experienced teams in their first season.
Lions' star performers have been the U10 team, who put in brilliant performances during the season to finish runners-up to Hitchin Town in Division One of the League. They also lost to Hitchin in the cup final which was a much closer match than the 3-0 score-line suggests.
However, the abiding memories of the season for most members of the club will be of two Saturday mornings on Edlesborough Green, says Elizabeth Coates (Press Officer).
A sunny December morning saw the Green covered in a sea of black and white striped shirts and red and black training tops as three teams played home matches and two teams held training sessions.
Then, in January, about 100 supporters (including the entire U14 squad) lined the pitch to cheer on the U10 team in their cup semi-final victory.
Source: Youth Football Review 2005/06
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