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Chipperfield Corinthians Under 10s 2001/2002 Season

19th of June 2002

Chipperfield Corinthians Under 10s play in the Bushey Friendly League and this season saw them involved in a titanic battle for the championship with local rivals Sarratt and Chorleywood plus 9 other teams.

The first 4 games saw impressive victories with last years top scorer, Jack Twomey, scoring 16 goals, and included a first goal for the Under 10s by Mitchell Smart. Without usual goalkeeper Joe Slade, we travelled to Palace South and, after going 1-0 down, Andrew Sellars was the hero, saving a penalty; and in the second half we scored 2 late goals both in injury time to win again – shades of Man Utd v Bayern Munich! The next 9 games saw an incredible 9 straight wins with some spectacular goals from Tristan Dicker and some resolute defending from the formidable Zach Smith and Adam Melhuish, who would go on to form the best defence record in the entire Under 10s League. A hard earned draw was played out against Omonia Green, where Ben Moore was in goal and was man of the match, and this left us with 2 games to go against Chorleywood and Sarratt, knowing that if we won both games we would win the league. In the Chorleywood game we fell behind in the first minute and from then we put incessant pressure on the Chorleywood goal before an excellent header from Alex Poole saw us equalise. This result meant that we were at least runners-up with the chance to win the title IF we could beat Sarratt in the final game of the season. In front of a large and vocal crowd, Sarratt took an early lead and Alex Ashman came on and performed well to replace an injured defender. Again in the second half we pressed forward and, just as time was running out, we drew level with only 5 minutes left but were unable to force the winner, leaving Sarratt winning the league by one point.
Next year we move up to Under 11s and will need new players as we move from 7 a side to 11 a side – anyone interested in joining can call Martyn Dicker of 01923 262454 for further details.

 
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