Abbey boys football academy pass National Elite Super Cup test
Barking Abbey Boys Football Academy sealed another quarter-final place after defeating a strong Wilsons Grammar school 3-2 in last 16 of the U18 National Elite super cup. Abbey burst into a 2-0 lead with goals from Mekhi Stanford-Clarke and Andre Anderson. Wilson’s school responded just before half time when a mistake allowed Wilson’s striker to nip in and score.
Abbey responded immediately after the break to make it 3-1 when Euan Mutale side footed in a whipped in cross from Mekhi Stanford- Clarke. Abbey was made to sweat in the dying stages when a penalty was awarded against them and was dually converted! Luckily for Abbey the referee blew for full time within seconds of the restart.
The boys were fantastic and thoroughly deserved their victory and have been awarded with a quarter-final home draw against either Seevic College or Varndean College! We look forward to the next round!