City u14s clinch National Premier League crown
- 10 February 2014 10:16
- Posted by @porter_mcfc
City under-14s have been crowned National Premier League Champions for the second year in a row.
The boy Blues recovered from being two down to Chelsea at half time in the final to win 3-2 and clinch the 2014 crown.
It was a thoroughly deserved victory for the City side, who won all five of their matches, defeating Reading, Newcastle and Chelsea in the group stages before firing five past Norwich in the semi-final.
City’s youngsters have proved they are once again the cream of English Academy talent after beating West Ham in last year’s final to claim the 2013 title.
Head of Academy, Mark Allen said: “Victories like these are a testament to the hard work of everybody in the Academy – players and staff.
“The boy who scored the winning goal in the final broke his leg earlier in the season, and the hard work, energy and commitment of everybody across all the different departments meant he was able to return to fitness in time to play.
“It’s nice when all the hard work comes together. We have been Champions for two years now, which shows the consistency is coming."
“All the age groups are doing really well. The under-16s have had some fantastic results this season, and the under-18s are top of the league. It all bodes really well for the future.
“This is a big victory for the whole Academy, not just the under-14s. I’m delighted for everybody, because everybody played a part.”