Boro under-13s seal success in Spain

Scarborough Athletic under-13s are the champions of Europe after an outstanding string of displays in the CopaCosta Brava.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 1st April 2016, 9:33 am
Updated Friday, 1st April 2016, 9:36 am
Boro's under-13s lift the silverware in Spain
Boro's under-13s lift the silverware in Spain

The Boro youngsters came out on top after two gruelling days of football in the Spanish-based event, which was held over the Easter weekend.

They kicked off their group stage with a 14-0 win against Danish side Grindstead GIF.

Luke Rees and Max McNiven led the way with five goals,each, while Brandon Cooper hit three and Jay Halton wrapped up the scoring.

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Rees then struck three more in the second group game as they beat a technically good Italian side Forza Corraggio 3-0.

In the final game, Rees hit two more as they beat another Italian side, UDS Valbrenta, 2-0 and that result was enough to push Boro into the quarter-finals.

At that stage they met SC Bron Terrallion, with hat-tricks from Rees and McNiven and strikes from Oliver Pulford and Cooper guiding them to an 8-0 win.

Rees hit four more in the semi-final, with Oliver Jordan and McNiven adding the others to give Boro a 6-0 win against Danish side Aahuis.

Athletic once again came up against Forza Corraggio in the final and fell behind early on.

McNiven levelled up before the break, then a Jordan penalty and a Cooper finish handed Boro the silverware.

Coach Sean Leighton said: “Every single one of our players stood out over the two days.

“To concede one goal in an entire tournament is a great achievement.

“They were all so well behaved as well, the team was a credit to the town of Scarborough.”