History makers Potters Bar become first team in over 25 years to land the big treble

PUBLISHED: 11:03 08 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:03 08 May 2017

The ESFA Potters Bar Primary Schools District U11 football team became the first team to win the big treble with a 4-0 win over Sutton in the Southern Counties Cup.

The ESFA Potters Bar Primary Schools District U11 football team became the first team to win the big treble with a 4-0 win over Sutton in the Southern Counties Cup.

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The ESFA Potters Bar Primary Schools District U11 football team have made history – by becoming the first team for over 25 years to land the big treble.

The squad, led by former Cockfosters manager Dean Barker, had already secured the Southern Counties Berkshire League and Shires Witney Cup.

And a crowd-pleasing 4-0 win over Sutton in the Southern Counties Cup ensured the team would go into the record books.

The match against Sutton, held at Reading FC on Friday night, promised to be a tough affair with the South London side always a difficult proposition to play against.

But Potters Bar, playing in their fifth final of the season, continued their excellent form.

Top goalscorer David Hicks starred again with another hat-trick to make it 59 goals for the season so far.

Callum Howell also bagged his 23rd goal of the season to complete the success.

But it wasn’t just those two who stood out.

Barker said: “Goalkeeper Finlay Herrick continued his brilliant season with another clean sheet.

“Defenders Albert Wood, Jokubas Mazionis and Freddie Davies continue to impress with another solid defensive display as a unit.

“Midfielders Antonio Jackson-Ruiz, captain and man of the match Riley Warmerdam, Harrison Hubert, Seamus Lambe as well as Hicks and Howell were superb against a good side.

“And strikers Adan Lembariti and Rahim Kakigali caused no end of problems for the Sutton defence.”

The squad now travel to Barnet FC on Saturday to take part in the Premier League Finals before their last final of the season on Monday against Dacorum.

That takes place at Kings Langley FC with the ESFA 9-a-side Bill Sanders Memorial Hertfordshire Cup up for grabs.


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