U14s Battle To Hard Fought Victory
U14s give everything to hold on for important win
In a game that had it all; torrential weather, two penalties, team goals and solo 'worldies', Oaks U14s quick fire start gave them the cushion to hold out for a very hard fought victory against last year's league runners-up.
Kaiden Hummerston deservedly won Player of the Match, scoring all four Oaks goals with the fourth - the pick of the bunch - nearly not being given but for the selfless sportsmanship of the Carpe Diem manager, confirming to the referee the goal should stand.
That Carpe Diem came so close to wiping out the deficit should not go unnoticed neither should the U14s determination to keep the lead in tact. Already a man-down with Lee Truman unavailable and losing Liam Jones to injury midway through the first half meant the remaining 11 had to dig deep into their reserves, fighting hard for every ball and every challenge.
As we wish Carpe Diem FC well for the rest of the season, it is a Sussex FA cup match next up for Oaks U14s against Fishersgate Flyers.