Royce top the table with unbeaten season

Top of the table and unbeaten all season, Royce Rangers U9s
Top of the table and unbeaten all season, Royce Rangers U9s
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Royce Rangers U9s rounded off an excellent first season at the weekend, winning their final two matches to clinch the top spot in division 8 of the Leicestershire and District Mutual League.

On Saturday they soundly beat Studs FC 10-3 with Archie Cornwall scoring four for a team record in one game, and bringing his tally for the eason to 11.

Ollie cox was also on the scoresheet in the first half, firing in from a tight angle on the left wing.

Aidan Quinn came on in the second half and made an immediate impact, scoring within two minutes of the restart.

Josh Howes also came on to score, his seventh of the season, and Jack Butterfill headed the cheekiest goal of the season - directly from the goalkeepers kick. Callum Worthington, who had worked tirelessly, was rewarded with his first goal of the season, late on.

Royce needed to avoid losing 14-0 at Groby Trojans on Sunday and the title was theirs.

Captain Luke Wilkinson came out of goal for the first time this season to play on the left wing with Butterfill pulling on the goalkeeper’s gloves. Defender Logan Kirke provided solid defence in front of the stand-in keeper and Royce won 3-2 thanks to a hat-trick from Wilkinson.

Royce topped the table and remained unbeaten all season and were congratulated by managers Steve Cornwall and Frank Kenyon.

Royce: Luke Wilkinson, Josh Grace, James Connor, Jack Butterfill, Thomas Czarnota, Ollie Cox, Archie Cornwall, Josh Howes, Aidan Quinn, James Cockerill, Callum Worthington, Logan Kirke, Sam Jeal.