Hammer Noble meets Yellows at footie fest

PUBLISHED: 10:43 14 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:16 26 October 2009

WEST Ham United s Mark Noble presented Sherrardswood Yellows Under-10s with trophies after they played in a football festival. The young side travelled to Butlins in Bognor Regis over the May Bank Holiday weekend to take part in the festival. Although the

WEST Ham United's Mark Noble presented Sherrardswood Yellows Under-10s with trophies after they played in a football festival.

The young side travelled to Butlins in Bognor Regis over the May Bank Holiday weekend to take part in the festival.

Although they produced some outstanding football, remaining unbeaten over six matches against teams from all over southern England, they failed to make the semi-finals.

They played Glebe FC from Kent in their first match, winning 3-1 with a brace from Stephen Dodd and one Reggie Ross goal.

Ruislip Manor from Middlesex were next up for the Herts boys.

The only goal of the game came from Dodd on eight minutes, and the Yellows' defence held firm to record another win.

Their next opponents were Markhall from Essex.

Robert Wells salvaged a draw from the game in which the Yellows fell behind early on and struggled to get any rhythm as it finished 1-1.

The match of the day followed against one of the favourites in Villacourt from London, who had comfortably won three previous games.

Yellows took the lead after two minutes when Luke Foster volleyed home from the edge of the box.

The team held on for the remainder of the game, playing with passion and determination to win 1-0.

Sunday saw two matches, the first against eventual tournament winners Hook Utd from Hampshire.

The match was played mainly in midfield, and both defences were solid as the game ended 0-0.

Still topping the group, Yellows played Chigwell from Essex in their final game knowing a win would put them through.

It was a tight game, and despite some strong pressure from the Yellow, the match finished goalless.

This meant Sherrardswood came second in the group, with only the winners progressing.

The Yellows were rewarded at the evening presentation when they received competition trophies from West Ham player Mark Noble.


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