Top Badgers side end youth career with a win
BROCKHAM Badgers U16As played their last ever game for the club on Sunday, securing a win to sign off after a very successful 10 years.
A 5-3 victory over Ashford Town saw the team finish third in the Surrey Youth League Premier Division.
The win was a fitting end for one of, if not the most, successful team ever seen at Brockham Badgers.
The team become the first ever Brockham side to reach the final of the Surrey County Cup, losing narrowly at U14 level to AFC Wimbledon.
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They also competed well for many years in the top Surrey Youth League against some of the county's finest teams, batting well above their village club, non-selective status to mix it with academy-level teams.
Coach Simon Coffey said it had been a privilege to coach the team, many of whom had been with him from U7 level, and that the team could be extremely proud.
Needing a win to be sure of third, behind Farnborough Elite and Royals Elite, a club connected to Reading, Badgers went behind midway through the first half, but hit back within a minute through Mike Richardson to make it 1-1.
Alex Nicholson then headed home a Matt Higgins free-kick, before goals from George Coffey and Nicholson made it 4-1.
Ashford were always dangerous in attack and made it 4-2 with 15 minutes to go, Brockham were in control and a fifth, from Richardson, settled the game.
A consolation goal from Ashford rounded off the scoring
Brockham: Dennis Rapson, Connor Baker, Will Mahoney, Matt Higgins, Will Bletso, Alex Nicholson, Josh Brown, Ollie Winter , Mike Richardson, Gecco Navalta, Tom Ball, Harry Morland, George Coffey, Harry Ramsey, Frankie Routlef.