Kings Langley FC’s U16s Lions capped off a memorable season by winning the league and cup double in emphatic style.
The Lions have dominated the Watford Friendly Red Division having lost only one game all season, and they were victorious in the League Cup final, thrashing Enfield 5-0.
The successful season was quite fitting in that it marks the end of manager Allan Arthur’s tenure at the club.
Assistant manager Chris Wootton paid tribute to the hard work and dedication of the players.
He said: “The boys have been together a number of years, so they are used to being with each other on the pitch, and this year we have completed the double, which is a fantastic achievement.
“We only lost once and won the league with a game to spare. One of the high points was winning 5-0 in the League Cup final. The lads did great, they played exceptionally well and won it in great style.”
The icing on the cake will come later this month when the trophy is presented, which will round off a season of great cup moments and league performances.
Chris added: “There have been close games but the boys have shown good character and they have battled through. They are such a resilient group.
“When we had to win 1-0, we did it. Sometimes the margins have been small and we’ve had to grind out a result and sometimes we’ve run away with games, but overall the boys have stuck together.
“We have a great group of players here. Most of them have played together a long time. The 17 boys in the squad have all played their part in the success of this season.”
He added: “We want the boys to be involved in the U18 Floodlit Midweek League team next season. The club has an excellent pathway from the U16s to the U18s to the first team and we believe this group can go on to represent Kings Langley at the highest level.
“Six players from the U18s have played in the first team this year, the club really does look at promoting its youth team players and we want to push as many of them as possible to go down this route, because they have all worked hard and deserve more success.”
Kings Langley will be running teams at U18 in the Midweek Floodlit league and West Herts league next season.
If you are interested in playing at the highest standard of U18 football, under floodlights, please contact the club via the website at www.kingslangleyfc.co.uk/club/Contact