Lions Under 12 Whites enjoyed a game against the Norwich City Centre of Excellence side and more than showed what they are capable of.
Being unbeaten in both the league and all cups, Lions were approached by the Norwich scout responsible for the WFL to set up a fixture.
Excited at the prospect of testing themselves against a professional outfit, the team arrived at Norwich’s centre in deepest Harlesden raring to go.
The game was end to end and played at a blistering pace throughout but early on it was Lions who were creating more clear chances in the last third and eventually broke the deadlock. This seemed to settle the boys down and they went on to score another 3 goals before Norwich replied to make it 4-1.
As requested, the boys were moving the ball quickly in and out of the midfield with both wingbacks pushing on to great effect. With Norwich more used to playing with high intensity for the 80 minutes, Lions began to tire a little and in the last 15 conceded a couple more but also scored another and the game finished at 5-3.
A great test for the boys and each one of them raised their game and they played some excellent football which was acknowledged by the Norwich coaching staff who have invited us to play again next year.
We hope the boys can stay fit and keep playing at that level as they begin a more difficult set of fixtures in 2017 but this was a job well done against the Canaries.
Scorers: E Aaron (3) , A Weiss, Z Appleson-Fidler