Monkseaton College 1 – 2 Boreham Wood U19’s
England College’s Football Association Men’s Knockout Cup
Semi-Final, Wednesday 24th April 2019 (12pm)
Wood’s Under 19’s has again reached the final of the England College’s Football Association Men’s knockout cup following a 2 – 1 victory away at Monkseaton College.
After arguably the most successful years of the Wood’s academy over the past two campaigns, this season has seen the group agonisingly narrowly miss out on the National Youth League title, whilst also exiting early from the National League knockout cup. However, the Wood youngsters have once again shown true determine, grit and resilience to reach the final of the ECFA National Cup.
Cameron Mawer, along with his young players and backroom staff, travelled to Whitby the day before with meticulous preparation. Despite dominating much of the early exchanges, Wood entered the interval trailing 1-0, whilst an incredible save from skipper Fred Burbidge kept the deficit down to just single goal. The performance encouraged Wood Under 19’s Manager Cameron Mawer, who used the half-time break to rally his troops, which seemed to pay dividends, as the team mounted a second half come back.
The second half mirrored our underdog football club, and after Dan Creese had deservedly equalised with a fine header, he then went a step further to break Monkseaton hearts with a truly fabulous strike. After some great footwork, Creese cut inside his man before unleashing a viscous drive, leaving the Monkseaton keeper with no chance.
Everyone at the Club sends their congratulations to our Under 19’s group, their Manager Cameron Mawer, and his backroom staff on another amazing achievement for our academy. Further details will follow later, but for now let’s rejoice at our youngsters success, as the Wood are into their fifth National Cup final in just three years.
Well done, boys!