Under 16s EKYL review as they’re crowned league champions The team have come so far in the last four years, from nearly folding, to winning the East Kent Youth League 2nd Division by 5 clear points this season going on a 13-match unbeaten run and scoring 35 goals in the process. Ashford United U16s East Kent Youth League side are a cracking, talented football team that are not just a fantastic group of players but also a great group of friends, discussing tactics and upcoming games as well as results and match talking points in their “Football chat”, and at one point in the season they even went as far as to make up their own football chant! The squad: The solid back: Goalkeeper: Lewis Briggs Right Backs: Charlie Hilden and Brandon Gombedza Centre Backs: (Captain) Matt Lukehurst and Olliver Dwayne Hollis Left Backs: Jack Cooke and Taylor Griffin The Creative Midfield: Right Side: Oscar Ford Defensive Midfielders: Kian Derry, Joshua Perry, Marshal Mwangara and Jamie Fisher Left Side: James Olsen The Prolific striking force Attacking Mids: Jack Mason and Matt Wootton Centre Forward: Matt Davis The brains behind the whole operation: Manager Roger Mason Assistant Manager Mark Lukehurst Each one of the players have been exceptional this season and have contributed to this magnificent achievement, improving their skill and confidence year on year to mature into a division winning team who all have bright futures ahead and are looking to secure their place in the Ashford United 1st team. Also shoutout to right back Louis May who has been with this squad for ages but got injured before the start of the season Well done to the lads! Onwards to next season.