Brent U15s through to London Schools FA Corinithian Shield final
PUBLISHED: 06:00 30 March 2017
Brent U15s are through to the final of the London Schools FA Corinthian Shield Cup after coming from behind to beat Newham 4-2.
Newham began the game strongly and had the better of the opening exchanges and took the lead in the 10th minute with a low shot across the Brent goal into the bottom right corner.
They should have extended their lead in the 17th minute but saw their shot go well wide with just David Krupinski in the Brent goal to beat.
Brent equalised midway through the first half when Saul Mensah won the ball back and when the ball was passed to William Ribeiro he reacted quicker than the Newham defenders to tuck the ball past on on-rushing goalkeeper.
And Ribeiro got the slightest touch on a Mason Spencer free-kick to put them 2-1 ahead on 36 minutes.
He almost got his hat-trick in the opening minute of the second half but shot wide.
However, moments later he did get his third, reacting quickest to prod the ball home after the Newham goalkeeper was unable to hold on to an earlier shot.
They killed the game off with a deserved fourth when Shammar Swaby found Ray Lluka and he placed his strike perfectly from the edge of the area.
Newham scored a consolation second goal in the last minute and almost added a third in stoppage time but that would not have been a true reflection of Brent’s dominance over the game.
Manager Keith Young and his assistant William Wright were delighted with the result and the performance.
Young said: “We knew it was going to be a very physical game from start to finish and we matched them all the way but the difference was we played football, we created our chances and took them and at this level it really counts.
“All round the pitch from the goalie, defence, midfield and forwards, everyone played their part and all three subs had a chance to play as well which was great.”