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CARLTON TOWN U16’s TRIUMPHANT IN BARCELONA!

April 25, 2019

CARLTON TOWN U16’s TRIUMPHANT IN BARCELONA!

The Komm Mit Copa Santa 2019 Tournament, hosted in Barcelona, had 200 teams entered across 11 different age categories. We were entered in the u16 category, which had 29 teams from 7 countries across Europe and North America. The games were 20 minutes each half.

Match One vs Rinascita Doccia USD (Italy) 1-0 win

We started the tournament well, putting in a solid display against an organised Italian side. We scored a goal just before half-time, and managed to hold them off for the rest of the game to secure an opening win.

Goal scorer – Ellis Tongue
Assist – Zindan Salih

Match Two vs FC Normannia Gmund (Germany) 6-0 win

We produced a relentless display and blew our opponents away before half-time. 4 goals gave us a comfortable lead at the break, and we continued to play well before finishing the game with a convincing result.

Goal scorers – Ellis Tongue x2, Rio Joseph, Zindan Salih, Aaron Wainaina, Sonny Shaw
Assists – Zindan Salih, Aaron Wainaina, Jack Cockram, Ellis Tongue, Daniel Flint, Rio Joseph


Match Three vs Ciliverghe Calcio (Italy) 1-1 draw

In an entertaining and high quality game, we took the lead from a set play and disrupted their football with good pressing. A fine strike gave them a last minute equaliser, which would turn out to be the only goal we conceded all tournament. We topped the group on goal difference.

Goal scorer – Aaron Wainaina
Assist – Jack Dalton


Round of 16 vs FC Troisdorf (Germany) 0-0 draw (4-3 on penalties)

Playing on the pitch we were eliminated on last year, we performed well and had good chances to win, but came up against a keeper in inspired form. After failing to score, we showed massive character and won the shootout for a dramatic and very meaningful win.

Penalty scorers – Ellis Tongue, Joel Daft, Mackenzie Rooney, Zindan Salih

Quarter final vs The Soccer Academy (Italy) 1-0 win

In what can only be described as one of the toughest battles we have ever had, we showed a different side to the team and came through an incredibly hard game to deservedly go through to the semi-finals.

Goal Scorer – Mackenzie Rooney


Semi final vs CT Inter Promesas (Spain) 2-0 win

Two moments of quality won this game for us, with two sweeping pieces of play resulting in excellent finishes. It was a closely fought game, but we stepped up and took our chances in the second half to secure our place in the final.

Goal scorers – Zindan Salih, Ellis Tongue
Assist – Ellis Tongue, Joel Daft

Final vs U.S. Viscontini (Italy) 0-0 draw (5-4 on penalties)

In a game where the wind was making it hard to play, we found our feet after the first 10 minutes and from there were the better team. We hit the post and their keeper made some good saves, but we weren’t able to get the goal we deserved. In our second penalty shootout in as many days, we kept our cool and we scored all 5 of our penalties in what was a real pressure situation.

Penalty scorers – Ellis Tongue, Aaron Wainaina, Jack Dalton, Mackenzie Rooney, Zindan Salih





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