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First silverware of 2022/23

Saturday saw us pick up our first trophy of the season as we retained the Eric Young Trophy with 5 wins and two defeats against Old Meadonians.

The 2nd team kicked off the tournament at noon at Kings House running out 4-3 winners while over at Dukes Meadows the 6s secured a 3-2 win in a tight game. The 2s were followed by the 3s who won comfortably 6-1, Joe Kasper with a first half hat-trick and over at Meadonians the 5s came back from a 3-1 deficit at half-time to win 5-3 and therefore give Civl an unassailable lead. Old Meads 4s and Vets both won at Dukes Meadows to get some points on the board before the final game at Kings House saw the 1st team run out comfortable 5-1 winners.

Although a comfortable win for Civil at the end of the day all the games were competitive. Many thanks for the match secretaries of both clubs for arranging the fixtures, especially difficult this year given the restrictions on pitch use due to the dry weather.

Club Captain Paddy Carton held aloft the Eric Young trophy with the post match drinks well underway which then carried on into the night over in Barnes and onward to Clapham.

To top off an already great weekend the Women's team started their Greater London Women's Football League campaign with a 3-1 win away at Grenfell Utd, goals from Rebecca Coade, Maisie Cade and Izzy Phillips. A great result to start the season.

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