After the year eight school team won the league and cup double earlier in the season, it seemed a possibility that Broadway Raiders FC might be able to do the same on the bigger stage: The Central Warwickshire Youth League. After winning the cup with a superb 6-1 result in the final two weeks ago, Raiders managed to win their penultimate league game, setting up an end of season thriller with second-placed SJB juniors.
Broadway needed a draw to clinch the league title and took the lead through the leagues top goal scorer, Salman, notching his 42nd goal of the season! SJB couldn’t manage a shot on target in the first half but came out strong in the second. They managed two shots on goal, one of which found the bottom corner. Broadway continued to press in a nervy finish with several chances just missing. The game ended 1-1, meaning Broadway finish the season unbeaten in the league, adding to the league cup victory!
It brings an end to a trophy-filled football season in which the year 8 team have won four honors in total. Including the school and club teams, they have gone 27 games unbeaten in leagues this year – a rather incredible feat. Attention now turns to athletics and cricket whilst the footballers take a well deserved break. Kihone in year eight will be hoping to build on his fourth-placed finish in the national championships this year, whilst many of the cricket teams will be defending the league and cup titles they won last season.