Juniors are up for the cup

23 Apr 2019 in General News

Juniors are up for the cup Juniors are up for the cup

With the season coming to an end for our Juniors teams we have a number of teams who are hoping to end on a high with some silverware to show for their efforts. We have teams competing in no less than 5 finals this year which is a great achievement for the club.

On Sunday 28 April no fewer than three of our sides are competing in finals at Longbenton Sports Ground on Coach Lane, Benton (NE12 8AD). It all gets underway at 11:30 when Ashington CFC U14s kick off against Boldon Colts in the Pinpoint League Shield. Ashington Colliers U15s, who have just celebrated promotion to Division 1 of the league, then follow them at 12:30 in the Pinpoint Shield final for that age group before the day is rounded off by Ashington CFC U12s who take on Walker Central Blacks in the U12s Pinpoint Shield final at 1:30.

The following Sunday sees our Ashington CFC U17s team go head to head with Burradon U18s in the final of the NFA Global Image Embroidery Sunday Junior Cup. This tie takes place at Blue Flames ground at the NFA Headquarters on Whitley Road on Sunday 5 May at 1:00.

The last of the finals sees Ashington CFC U17s involved again, this time taking on Burradon U17s in the North East Youth Division Cup at Blyth Spartans’ Croft Park ground. The date for this game is 9 May with a 6:00 kick off.

Juniors Secretary Gary Bell said “For us to be involved in five finals this year is a great achievement and for me shows how the club is continuing to progress. It will be like an Ashington day out on 28 April at the Longbenton Sports ground with our lads competing in back to back games and I know a lot of the teams are going early or staying late to support one another which is great to see. We then have our Ashington CFC U17s team, several of who have been involved in the first team picture this season, competing in two finals to bring the season to a finale. I know the first team season has now ended but if anyone is looking for a football fix and is able to get along to any of these games the lads would be very grateful for the extra support.”

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