Kinja wrap up league title with victory at Kings Langley

PUBLISHED: 15:25 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:25 24 April 2013

Kinja under-12s

Kinja under-12s


Kinja under-12 Girls clinched the Hertfordshire League championship with two games to spare after a resounding 4-0 win at Kings Langley.

The Rockets quickly took control of the game as Nicole Moore netted her 40th goal of the season and a solo effort from left-winger Joya Cooper-Hohn made it 2-0 inside 10 minutes.

A plethora of chances went begging for Kinja before midfielder and player of the match Piper Krase netted their third with a superb strike from outside the penalty area.

Top scorer Moore rounded off victory for the girls in black and pink (pictured), who have now won 19 of their 22 matches and lost just twice, with her second goal of the game.

Coach Yul Muzzioli was quick to praise the team, who have averaged almost four goals a game and conceded only 19 – in both cases, the best records in the league.

He said: “I am very proud of the girls, who are very enthusiastic and always bring great discipline and fun in training. The consensus from them is that they get better while enjoying themselves.

“We have worked hard and developed a possession game based on passing and talking to each other. They are an amazing group.”

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Missed opportunities cost AFC Wembley under-12 boys two points as they were held to a 1-1 draw in their top of the table clash with Hillingdon.

There were few chances in an even first half, but AFCW took the lead within a minute of the restart as Wesley Tobino set up Gareth Balekomoso, who beat two players and dispatched his finish into the bottom corner.

The home side should have increased their advantage, but Elijah Carter was unable to convert a pass from Tobino, and the same player then fired two further efforts off target.

Hillingdon snatched a late equaliser when AFCW failed to clear a set-piece and the ball struck Elgi Mbete-Mayonita and deflected into the net.

AFCW’s under-18s swept to a 4-1 victory in their game at London Athletic, while the under-16 B team were also victorious, winning 2-1 at Kodak. The under-13s drew 2-2 at Brunswick, while the under-14s went down 6-2 at Pitshanger.

But two AFC Wembley sides endured heartbreak in their Harrow Youth League Challenge Cup finals – the under-15s lost 3-1 to Hayes & Yeading United, while the under-11s were edged out 4-3 by Ruislip Rangers.

Keiran Poorman grabbed his second hat-trick in successive weeks as Forest United C hammered Hillingdon Abbotts 5-1 to seal the Division Three title.

Poorman put Forest ahead within seconds of the kick-off and sustained pressure led to a second goal from Aran Stynes before a goalkeeping error enabled the Abbotts to reduce the deficit.

But Poorman netted his second goal of the game and Michael Cooper’s header from a corner made it 4-1 before Poorman clinched his hat-trick – and the man of the match award.

Earlier, the Kenton club had triumphed by a single goal in the closely contested first leg of a double header between the sides.

Centre-back Jean Luc Mutesa broke the deadlock, volleying in from a corner, while Tyrone Burris earned Forest’s man of the match award for his commanding performance at the back.

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