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U15's Win HDYFL C Division Title 2009/2010,,,,,,,,

After narrowly missing out on promotion last season, Twin Oaks U15's were looking towards the forthcoming 2009/2010 campaign with renewed expectation. With new player signings and a change to the management team the squad were full of enthusiasm and hopeful of at last gaining some much deserved silverware. So as customary at this time of the year let us look back at how the 2009/2010 season in the Horsham and District League unfolded....

Twin Oaks 9 v East Grinstead Meads 0 (League-5/9/09)

The opening match of the season saw the team make the perfect start to the campaign as they rattled in nine goals without reply in a home game against East Grinstead Meads.

New signing Taylor netted four goals on his Twin Oaks debut while the other goals came from Kyle who scored twice with Alex, Tahel and Reece each managing to grab one a piece. Man of the match went to Michael.J.

LEAGUE POSITION

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Twin Oaks

1

1

0

0

9

0

9

3

Albury Eagles

1

1

0

0

5

1

4

3

Upper Beeding

1

1

0

0

3

0

3

3

Kirdford 2 v Twin Oaks 7 (League-12/9/09)

The second game of the season required a trip to Loxwood for the away match against Kirdford. A fine team performance saw Twin Oaks run out 7-2 winners.

The goals in this game came from Waynes who found the back of the net twice and from both Alex and Stephano who scored one each. Taylor continued his fine scoring form by bagging a hat-trick of goals and the man of the match award went to Alex for a fine midfield performance.

LEAGUE POSITION

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Twin Oaks

2

2

0

0

16

2

14

6

Upper Beeding

2

2

0

0

9

4

5

6

Albury Eagles

2

2

0

0

8

3

5

6

Twin Oaks 8 v Royal United 2 (League-19/9/09)

With some fantastic individual performances and an all-round team effort Twin Oaks completed a hat-trick of wins by beating Royal United at home by eight goals to two.

The goals came from the unstoppable Taylor who added another four to his seasons tally, Kieran opened his season's account by scoring twice with Waynes and Stephano each slotting a goal. Daniel's energetic display saw him rewarded with the man of the match nomination.

LEAGUE POSITION

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Twin Oaks

3

3

0

0

24

4

20

9

Upper Beeding

3

3

0

0

16

5

11

9

Albury Eagles

3

3

0

0

13

5

5

9

Twin Oaks 5 v Copthorne 4 (Cup-26/9/09)

In a break from the league Twin Oaks were paired in the cup against one of the teams that pipped them to a promotion place last season, Copthorne. In a thrilling game Twin Oaks with some resilient team play managed to overcome the opposition and run out 5-4 match winners.

On the score sheet today were Kieran who netted two goals with Taylor with Reece and Stephano each slotting in a goal. The man of the match award went to Kieran.

Storrington & Sullington Vipers 2 v Twin Oaks 22 (League-3/10/09)

A return to league action and an emphatic display in this away game saw Twin Oaks hit the back of the net twenty-two times. In a totally one-sided affair the only disappointment of the match was that the team were unable to keep a clean sheet, allowing the home side to score two goals.

Goal scorers on the day were double hat-trick hero Taylor with six, Reece with his first league goals of the season scored four, Stephano and Daniel each achieved a hat-trick, Tahel scored twice as did Ceejay. Kieran and Michael.J added to the score with one a piece. Man of the match went to Taylor.

LEAGUE POSITION

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Twin Oaks

4

4

0

0

46

6

40

12

Upper Beeding

4

4

0

0

21

5

16

12

Albury Eagles

4

4

1

0

17

9

8

10

Upper Beeding 1 v Twin Oaks 3 (League-17/10/09)

The meeting of the top two saw first placed Twin Oaks away against second placed Upper Beeding. In a closely fought competitive match it was Twin Oaks, through some excellent battling football that ended the match victorious with a 3-1 win.

Although on the day Taylor was the only Twin Oaks scorer with a hat-trick of goals it was an overall fine team performance that enabled the side to cement their position at the top of the table. Man of the match for his driving midfield display was Michael.J.

LEAGUE POSITION

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Twin Oaks

5

5

0

0

49

7

42

15

Albury Eagles

5

4

1

0

26

9

17

13

Upper Beeding

5

4

0

1

22

8

14

12

Twin Oaks 6 v Albury Eagles 4 (League-7/11/09)

After a few weeks break the next game of the season found Twin Oaks at home against the now second placed side Albury Eagles. In another tough and competitive match against one of their old advisories it was Twin Oaks that won the day and the game with a triumphant 6-4 victory.

Finding a way to get past the oppositions keeper this week were Stephano with a hat-trick, Taylor with two goals and Waynes who added another. Man of the match went to our own keeper Liam, who at certain stages of the match kept us in the game.

LEAGUE POSITION

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Twin Oaks

6

6

0

0

55

11

44

18

Upper Beeding

6

5

0

1

29

9

20

15

Albury Eagles

6

4

1

1

30

15

15

13

Twin Oaks 4 v Storrington & Sullington Vipers 5 (Cup-14/11/09)

In this cup game Twin Oaks were matched against the team that they had beaten in the league by a resounding twenty two goals to two. This game however was to be a very different affair, in a totally absorbing, nail-biting and closely fought contest played on a very heavy pitch and in adverse weather conditions it was the away side that progressed through to the next round of the cup by winning the match 5-4.

Cup scorers on the day were Reece with two while Billy and Taylor managed to score one each. Man of the match went to Alex for a powerful midfield performance.

Twin Oaks 3 v Dorkinian Colts 1 (League-28/11/09)

Next up in the league were Dorkinians Colts. Playing at home on a boggy pitch a battling team performance and never say die attitude saw Twin Oaks maintain their position at the top of the table with a fine 3-1 win.

Match scorers were Taylor with two goals and Reece with one goal. Man of the match went to Alex for another tireless midfield display.

LEAGUE POSITION

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Twin Oaks

7

7

0

0

58

12

46

21

Upper Beeding

7

6

0

1

33

11

22

18

Albury Eagles

7

4

1

2

32

19

13

13

Twin Oaks 13 v Kirdford 1 (League-12/12/09)

In what turned out to be the last game of the calendar year, this scheduled home league game was switched, due to a water-logged pitch, to the oppositions ground. In hindsight Kirdford probably wished that the game had not gone ahead as Twin Oaks produced their best performance of the season so far. With some excellent individual performances and an incredible team display Twin Oaks totally outplayed and over-ran their opponents, winning the game 13-1 to ensure that the year ended with the team sitting pretty on top of the table.

Twin Oaks scorers were Alex with a hat-trick, Reece, Stephano, Waynes and Dan all managed to get two with Tahel and Billy scoring one each. The man of the match nomination went to Waynes.

LEAGUE POSITION

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Twin Oaks

8

8

0

0

71

13

48

24

Upper Beeding

9

7

0

2

37

16

21

21

Albury Eagles

9

6

1

2

42

19

23

19

East Grinstead Meads 2 v Twin Oaks 2 (League-06/02/10)

After eight weeks without kicking a ball in anger Twin Oaks played their first game of the New Year away against East Grinstead Meads. In the opening match of the season Twin Oaks had scored nine times without a response against today's opponents. Twin Oaks played well below par dropping their first points of the season in a well fought but lack lustre 2-2 draw.

Scorers on the day were Billy and Taylor with one goal each. Man of the match for a fine defensive display went to Michael.S.

LEAGUE POSITION

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Twin Oaks

9

8

1

0

73

15

58

25

Upper Beeding

10

8

0

2

43

20

23

24

Albury Eagles

10

6

1

3

46

25

21

19

Royal United 1 v Twin Oaks 2 (League-06/03/10)

After yet another unscheduled break in the season due to a combination of frozen and waterlogged pitches Twin Oaks returned to winning ways with a battling performance away against Royal United. In a game that involved some controversial refereeing decisions, a saved penalty and a yellow card Twin Oaks managed to dig deep and produce a 2-1 win to keep them in top spot of the league.

Todays scorers were Waynes and Reece who scored a goal each. Man of the match was awarded to Ceejay for his outstanding defensive performance.

LEAGUE POSITION

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Twin Oaks

10

9

1

0

75

16

59

28

Upper Beeding

10

8

0

2

43

20

23

24

Albury Eagles

11

7

1

3

50

27

23

22

Twin Oaks 9 or 10 v Storrington & Sullington Vipers 1 (League-13/03/10)

Earlier in the season Twin Oaks had knocked in twenty-two goals against today's opponents, but in a subsequent cup match against the same side lost 5-4, so this encounter could have been a tricky fixture to predict for the home side. However there were no worries about the outcome of this game as Twin Oaks, after a slow start, ran out convincing winners. The only worry on the day was how many goals did we actually score, was it nine or was it ten.

For the purpose of the league the result was recorded as 9-1 win, but we all know it was 10-1.

Todays scorers were Reece 3, Billy 2, Tahel 1, Stephano 1, Taylor 1, Alex 1 and Adama who scored his first goal of the season. Man of the match award went to Damien for a committed performance.

LEAGUE POSITION

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Twin Oaks

11

10

1

0

84

17

67

31

Upper Beeding

11

9

0

2

46

22

24

27

Albury Eagles

12

8

1

3

54

28

26

25

Albury Eagles 2 v Twin Oaks 6 (League-20/03/10)

In a third against first place clash it was table topping Twin Oaks that ran-out worthy 6-2 winners. During a weekend in which their closest title challengers, second placed side Upper Beeding, only manage to play-out a draw, an outstanding all-round team performance saw Twin Oaks all but seal the divisional title.

On a terrific playing surface even the rain soaking weather conditions could not mar the enjoyment of seeing the away side turn in a brilliant effort in one of their best displays of the season. Producing an outstanding overall team performance meant that there were several candidates for man of the match. Jamie and Reece were among the players that produced their best, but the award went to Alex for his non-stop midfield display.

Todays scorers were Reece 3, Taylor 2, Stephano 1.

LEAGUE POSITION

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Twin Oaks

12

10

1

0

90

19

71

34

Upper Beeding

12

9

1

2

48

24

24

28

Albury Eagles

13

8

1

4

56

34

22

25

Twin Oaks 0 v Upper Beeding 1 (League-27/03/10)

With the league title all but virtually won Twin Oaks last home game of the season was against second placed side Upper Beeding. Both sides battled hard and on reflection, in a game of very few goal scoring opportunities, a draw may have been a fairer result. However with Twin Oaks failing to score for the first time this season it was the away side that went on to win the game by a solitary goal. The 1-0 loss put an end to Twin Oaks terrific unbeaten league record and handed the second promotion place in the league to Upper Beeding.

The only consolation was that with both sides each having only one game left each to play, Twin Oaks were all but crowned division champions. Only a last game of the season loss and a win by todays opponents by at least 46 goals could prevent Twin Oaks from lifting the league trophy.

With few attacking chances and with no Twin Oaks scorers on the day it was not surprising that the man of the match vote went to a player who put in a fine defensive performance. This week the award went to Ceeja

LEAGUE POSITION

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Twin Oaks

13

11

1

1

90

20

70

34

Upper Beeding

13

10

1

2

49

24

25

31

Albury Eagles

14

9

1

4

61

37

24

28

Dorkinian Colts v Twin Oaks (League - April)

Unfortunately this turned out to be the match that never was. Already a previously cancelled fixture, Dorkinian Colts were unable to re-arrange a suitable date before the end of the season to play the game and therefore without a ball being kicked the points and with it the league title was handed to Twin Oaks.

CHAMPIONEES

LEAGUE POSITION

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Twin Oaks

14

12

1

1

90

20

70

37

Upper Beeding

14

11

1

2

53

27

26

34

Albury Eagles

14

9

1

4

61

37

24

28

After recording 13 league & cup wins, 1 draw and scoring 100 goals along the way Twin Oaks Under 15's were rightly crowded Horsham and District League Division "C" Champions.

With some outstanding and enjoyable performances by the team & individual players alike, season 2009/2010 will certainly be one to be remembered. Many thanks for all your effort.

Well Done Lad's