Chipstead Football Club’s U17s who were new to the Mid Sussex Youth Football League this season have finished as Division Two League Winners (with one match to go) on 40 points and they also lifted the U17 League Cup Trophy beating two Division One teams in the semi-final and final.
The Cup Final was held on neutral ground at Oakwood FC in Crawley on 20 April with Shoreham & Adur being the other finalists.
Chipstead went 1-0 up through a great effort from Omar Farid in the first 10 minutes but Shoreham equalised not long after. Tan Rabe then put them 2-1 up before half time with an excellent taken penalty.
With two goals in the second half from Tom Davies, including a long-range chip over the goalkeeper from outside the 18-yard box, this secured the 4-1 victory over their Division One opponents.
The U17s have had a great season coached by Gian Marco de Sisto, and assisted by Lewis Riches and Paul Watson, becoming the first Chipstead team to complete a league and cup double for a number of years. A special thank you should also go to Daniel O’Connell and Rich Silva for sponsoring and supporting the team.
Congratulations to all the squad for working hard in training to show that your efforts really do all pay off in the end!