Whites looking for a perfect record

PUBLISHED: 12:27 09 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:15 26 October 2009

POTTERS Bar United Whites Under-12s are just one match away from completing their league campaign with a 100 per cent record. The Whites are ready to celebrate after a spectacular football season in which they have so far gone unbeaten – and scored an inc

POTTERS Bar United Whites Under-12s are just one match away from completing their league campaign with a 100 per cent record.

The Whites are ready to celebrate after a spectacular football season in which they have so far gone unbeaten - and scored an incredible 114 league goals in just 17 games.

Their aim now is to win their final game of the season, against Ware Youth Whites, to round of a perfect year.

What's more remarkable is that this is only the second season the boys have played together, and last year's campaign could not have been more different.

For the Whites won only two games all season in Division Two of the Rural Friendly League, based in the Cheshunt area

Team co-manager Andrew Dawson-Goodey is delighted with the turnaround in fortunes of the team.

He said: "The boys have really enjoyed their football this season.

"It's really fantastic to see the improvement of the team, especially as it's much of the same side as last season.

"The important thing is that the lads all enjoy playing their football, and obviously winning games helps with that.

"Myself, and co-manager Paul Shipp, are delighted with their efforts."

When the club first started, over 30 boys turned up, many of them having been shown the exit at other clubs in the area.

In what has been a gradual learning process, as well as some excellently delivered training session from Enfield PE teacher Neil Smith, the team has seen a spectacular upturn in fortunes.

Pat Whelan, a striker from last year, is now wearing the number one shirt and receives regular goalkeeping training.

Hotshot William Gullick has scored over 30 goals this season and captain Andrew Shipp is excellent at encouraging and motivating his team-mates.

After winning the Mid Herts Rural Friendly League Under-12 Division Three two games ago, manager Dawson-Goodey is looking forward to next season.

He added: "We are all looking forward to the challenges of next season.

"We know it will be tougher, and perhaps we will not win every week, but having played some of the teams higher up this year, and beaten them, we will be confident."

The Whites' last game against Ware Youth Whites will take place on Sunday.


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