Congratulations to both Maroon XI and AFC Kingfisher after their cup winning exploits today.
At a damp Beckenham Town FC, Maroon XI faced off against Springhill United Reserves in the Supreme Engraving Fair Play Invitational Trophy Final. Both teams with excellent discipline records at the end of February, were invited to compete for this cup and Maroon XI took the lead in the 5th minute when Dan Lott slid in and blasted the ball in. This is how the score remained until early in the second half when Lott added his second of the match. Springhill pushed more forward now, and Maroon took full advantage. Dan Lott completing his hat-trick, Owen Rice hitting the 4th before Pod Biggane got in on the act with the 5th goal. Jack Langsford and Chris Sheppard added two more in the final minutes to make it 7, before Jean-Luc Daley, already on a caution for dissent in the first half, made a reckless rash challenge to earn himself a slightly early shower moments before the final whistle.
In the days afternoon game, AFC Kingfisher and Woolwich Royals went toe to toe in the Leader Trophy for teams from the Summerhill Music Division Three, and both teams provided an excellent spectacle for the fans with some superb attacking football and great saves from Steve Jones and Luke Webb in the Royals and Kingfisher goals. It was Sam McDonnell who was the hero for AFC Kingfisher scoring from a 20 yard free-kick that Royals keeper Steve Jones will feel he could have done better with, but as much as Royals pushed forward after that, they just could not find a way past Webb in the Kingfisher goal.