National League Cup Final 3rd May Hertford U19 vs Rugby Borough U19

National League Cup Final 3rd May Hertford U19 vs Rugby Borough U19

On Wednesday 3rd May 2023, our U19 team made their way to St. George's Park to play in the National League Cup Final vs Rugby Borough FC.

The day was a joyful occasion, with the squad and a host of family members and friends travelling to the home of the England teams. The players then tucked into a healthy pre-match meal in the Hilton, before exploring the stadium and numerous pitches.

The boys played extremely well, with a lot of determination and grit, but despite Rugby going down to 10 men, the full-time score was a 1-1 draw, and so it went straight to penalties, which was nail biting to say the least.

Family members and friends sat on the edge of their seats as time went on, and it was down to Jack Bull's save, that made the team victorious!

Manager Ben Herd reflected on the game:

"My goalkeeper has done really well for me, his save was incredible (in the shoot-out) and I'm so happy for him and proud of the boys too."

"I'm so proud of the boys and I'm over the moon; to go and win the League a couple of weeks ago and now this, is a great feat. The boys can remember this season for the rest of their lives."

"You've got to remember, our Academy is only very small, we only have 32 boys currently, and to do the double, is an amazing achievement!"

Well done boys, you should be extremely proud!

National League Cup Winners 2022/23

U19 National League Winners 2022/23