Omonia Youth FC teams in title contention
May 11, 2021
As we near the end of a disrupted and unique season, there are many teams from community grassroots club Omonia Youth FC, sponsored by Spector, Constant & Williams, Vas Barbers and V Jewellers, that are in title contention.
Sophia Karanicholas’ Under 13 girls again put on a great performance in a double header in very tough weather conditions wining the match 6-0. With their focus in training on passing under pressure and in tight spaces it was pleasing for the coaches to see that they put into action what they practiced. The girls were asked to build on the great teamwork and quick passing from previous match, and the coaches were delighted to see the confidence demonstrated in playing the ball forwards. Huge well done to the girls and especially to the parents for their endless support even in the cold and wet conditions. Player of the match was awarded to Sophia who showed great composure and confidence on the ball and was rewarded with two fantastic goals. Shekhinah (2), Mea B and Marine got the other goals. In the second game, the Under 13 Girls won again, this time 4-0 with Mea B (2), Hollie and Ella getting the goals.
Alex Christofi and Serkan Nihat’s Under 14 White kept their title hopes alive with a thumping 9-1. The boys started slowly and found themselves a goal down within four minutes but having regrouped the boys went went into half time 3-1 up. The Under 14 White then went on to dominate the second half and started to play their football, controlling the game and in the end winning comfortably. Constantino was named Man of the Match and the goals were scored by Yianni (3), Alexander (2), Kaya (2), Yullian and Theo.
A top of the table for Mike Koumi and Adam Broomfeld’s Under 13 White went the way of the Omonia Youth side as they too easily saw off their opponents, winning 6-1. Playing against a very physical team it was the opposition who scored first but the Under 13 White did find their feet enough to end the half 3-1 up. The boys were much better in the second half where played some excellent football which was rewarded with three further goals. One more win will see the team end the season as division champions. Goal scorers were Man of the Match William (2), Luca (2), Davide and Nick
Mary Trypohona and Abdullai’s Under 11 Girls were so excited to play in the lively sunshine on Sunday that their warm up consisted of who could do the splits! Such great camaraderie among the team. There was good passing and communication, a big improvement from previous matches and the girls all kept battling and avoided bunching up on the pitch! Mary was delighted with the how the girls performed, and she said: “I am in awe how the girls all now take rotation in goal and do it with smile on their face. Still lot of work to do but most importantly they are having fun and this was our best game this season. I am really proud of my girls and must say our referee today was brilliant.”
Tas Georgiou’s Under U14 Green lost 5-1 against a stronger more physical team. This was another learning curve for the team and it’s normal that they should feel some frustration after a poor performance. The opposition displayed better communication skills and were more combative. Man of the Match was goal scorer Harry Gregoriou
Myri Demetriou and Kyri Eleftheriou’s Under 12 White played another double header, with the boys coming away with two draws. The first match ended 1-1 and the second was goalless. Both matches were fiercely competitive but very fair between teams near top of the table. In very warm difficult conditions the coaches were proud of the huge efforts of all the boys. Both games very similar to each other. In first game the Under 12 White went into the lead but as is habit at moment the boys gave away a bit of a scrappy goal and in the end 1-1 was fair result. The second game saw neither team create many chances, as both sides were tiring.
Man of match in game one was Charlie who worked tirelessly worked throughout and was a constant threat with his pace and vision. Man of match in game two was Andreas. He was super solid at centre back where he was decisive showing controlled aggression in the tackle
George Pantelides’ Under 16 Girls played out a scoreless draw but considering they have lost twice to this team before, the result was evidence of the team’s improvement. The girls had three really good chances to score with Maggie, Maddie and Andrianna with the opposition also hitting the post twice so in conclusion, it was a very even game. Player of the match was Nyeeta who was strong in defence and who exhibited silky touches to play out from the back.
Nick Georgiou’s Under 18 Gold lost both games in a double header. The forst match by 5-1 and the second 1-0.
Man of the Match was awarded to Michael Vassiliou and Michael Melanarkitis. In the 2nd game and first half of the first game the boys played some excellent football against a team that is unbeaten in their division.
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