Omonia Youth FC’s Weekend of Spirited Comebacks and Flawless Streaks (03/12)

December 7, 2023

Omonia Youth FC, a community football club sponsored by Diamond Corp. Ltd., observed an electrifying bout of matches that showcased remarkable performances and thrilling victories. From overcoming numerical challenges to maintaining perfect streaks, each team demonstrated resilience and determination. Let’s get into the action-packed highlights that unfolded on the pitch over the weekend.


U9 White GirlsTeam Show Promise Despite Numbers Challenge: In their Girls Super League (GSL) match, Athanasia Petrou’s Omonia Youth FC U9 White girls faced a numerical challenge with only four players available. Thanks to the assistance of a couple of U10 girls, they worked to overcome the disjointed start.

Despite initial struggles, the team displayed improvement in the second half, showcasing better cohesion and defensive strength. The limited numbers didn’t hinder them from securing a well-worked goal. Coach Athanasia praised the girls for their efforts, foreseeing greater improvements once a consistent team can be fielded in all matches.

Omonia Youth FC U9 White girls team



Omonia U13 Greens Take Charge with a 5-2 Victory: In a challenging Watford Friendly League (WFL) match led by Jack Markou, Manos Hadjimanolis, and Andy Stavrou, Omonia Youth FC U13 Green secured a remarkable 5-2 win against the current league leaders. Initially trailing 1-0, the Greens quickly regained composure, netting 2 goals before halftime to lead 2-1. The second half showcased end-to-end football, but Omonia Greens sealed the victory with 3 more goals, claiming the top spot in the league with a final score of 5-2.


Heartbreak for Omonia U18 Gold in Spite of Spirited Comebacks: In a thrilling WFL match, Savva Zavros and David Poncia’s Omonia Youth FC U18 Gold experienced a narrow 2-3 defeat. Louis and Mustafa contributed to the scoreline with a goal each, showcasing the team’s determination. Despite rallying from behind twice, Omonia fell just short, succumbing to a frustrating third goal for the opponents. The match saw the Golds giving their all, hitting the goal frame twice and having one cleared off the line in the last 15 minutes. Although the result was disappointing, the coaches praised the team’s spirited effort, highlighting that replicating such commitment in every game would leave no room for complaints.


Omonia U13 White Lions Roar to Victory Against Gold Tigers: In a gripping intra-club GSL clash, Mary Tryphona’s Omonia Youth FC U13 Gold Tigers faced a 5-1 defeat against Anthony Matas and Tony Stylianides’ Omonia U13 White Lions. Captain Isabella’s motivating team talk set the tone for the contest. Overcoming an initial slow start, the Lions took the lead with a stellar goal from Anya, swiftly countered by the Tigers with a strike from outside the box.

However, the Lions regrouped and dominated the first half, securing a 3-1 lead with goals from Cecily and Ria. The second half witnessed position rotations and further Lions’ goals, with Sophia and Cecily finding the net. Cecily’s standout performance earned her the Player of the Match accolade. The Lions’ enthusiastic and cohesive play earned them a well-deserved 5-1 victory.


Omonia U13 White 2-1 Win Maintains Perfect Streak: In a thrilling WFL Green Division encounter, Nick Paraskeva and George Agrotis’ Omonia Youth FC U13 White secured a remarkable 2-1 victory against the 2nd placed team aiming to disrupt their flawless start to the season. Despite an unfortunate own goal in the opening minute, the team displayed resilience, dominating the first half but trailing 0-1 at halftime.

The second half saw an intensified effort, leading to a beautiful goal by Christoforo on the 50th minute, levelling the score. The winning moment arrived three minutes from the end when Alex rifled in a shot from the edge of the box. Anthony, delivering an outstanding performance at left-back, earned the well-deserved Player of the Match, seamlessly transitioning between defence and attack. With this win, Omonia U13 White maintains their perfect streak at the top of the league, boasting 8 games and 8 victories.


Omonia Youth FC Men I Advance in Challenge Cup Thriller: In the Roger Jones Challenge Cup match, Chris Gregoriou’s Omonia Youth FC Men I faced a formidable opponent from a higher league division, culminating in a nail-biting 0-0 draw (5-4 win after penalties). The shared Player of the Match honours went to Solos Souris and Michael Mina for their commanding midfield performance.

Executing a well-discussed game plan, the team showcased exceptional effort across the pitch, hitting the post twice while keeping the goalkeeper largely untested. The defence and midfield demonstrated cohesion, maintaining a tidy game. As the match remained deadlocked after 90 minutes, the showdown went to penalties. Omonia’s flawless penalty execution secured a 5-4 victory, propelling them to the next round of the competition.

Omonia Youth FC Men I team sporting their brand new kit



U11 Wildcats White Display Growing Confidence: Ali Emir and Tony Sylvan’s Omonia Youth FC U11 Wildcats White girls team showcased their development and growing confidence in their GSL match. Having previously faced their opponents in a friendly earlier in the season, the Wildcats recognised the opposition’s progress since their last encounter. Undeterred, the team entered the match with enthusiasm, riding a wave of stellar performances.

In this week’s GSL match, the Whites demonstrated a further improved performance by seamlessly passing the ball around, reflecting increased trust among teammates and a boost in self-belief, fearlessly running at their opposition and keeping them on the back-foot.

As the season nears the half-way point, the Wildcats are keen to maintain their momentum into the final match of the calendar year, eyeing a chance to redeem themselves against their first-ever GSL opponents from last season. A victorious end would make for a fantastic Christmas gift for the girls over the festive break.


Omonia U8 Silver Learns Valuable Team Lesson in WFL Clash: In a WFL match led by Kyri Karaiskakis, the U8 Silver team faced challenges on a larger pitch, affecting their usual teamwork focus. Overwhelmed at times by the size, the boys experienced both successes and valuable lessons. Though not a total washout, moments of effective teamwork, highlighted by accurate passing and brave goalkeeping, provided silver linings in the learning process.


Omonia Youth FC’s weekend of triumphs reflects not only on-field success but also the spirit of determination and growth ingrained in every team. The commitment, resilience, and promising performances across various age groups showcase the bright future of these young athletes. Omonia Youth FC continues to inspire with its dedication to fostering talent and sportsmanship within the community.


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Written by Ali Emir on Mon 4 Dec 2023