Sandwell Academy Wins National Cup Treble

Wed, 05 Jun 2019

On Thursday 22 May, Sandwell Academy made history by winning the National Cup treble, completing the clean sweep by beating a strong Shenfield Academy in the Elite National Cup 3 – 0 at the Hawthorns. Cheered on by a 400 strong crowd creating a fantastic carnival atmosphere. The boys made a slow start with nerves getting the best of both teams in the early stages, however a fantastic turn and finish by Jamal Jimoh eased all nerves, putting Sandwell ahead to take a 1 – 0 lead into the interval. The second half saw Sandwell step up a gear and Billy Fielding doubled the lead early in the second half, just before Leonardo Cardoso thundered in a shot to seal the victory.

After the game, Mr Hewitt spoke to the media saying, “This is a fantastic achievement, to take all three national trophies is something that has never been achieved before. It shows what a talented group of players we have, but we all know that talent doesn’t win trophies, it also requires a lot of hard work and dedication and the lads have worked phenomenally hard and are a credit to the Academy. We are incredibly proud of the team and we will be looking to try and retain the title next year”.

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