KJYFC Harriers Win Under 18 County Cup Final!!!!!

Category: Club News

Steve Whitelaw, the very proud manager of the Harriers provided the following match report:

“My team took an early 2-0 lead against a very good Halse United team who had bought a coach and several cars full of very noisy supporters. Right winger Jake Wardley opened the scoring with a good finish, followed by a well hit low drive from Kieran Sheed with his 13th goal of the season from midfield. Halse then pulled 1 back before Kieran Westburys 30 yard free kick flew into the top corner giving Halses keeper no chance (Kieran even had the cheek to complain to the ref about the ball before taking the kick) that was his 23rd of the season again from midfield. With 4 seconds of the first half left Halse took a free kick which took a deflection off of a Jets defender to make it 3-2 at the break. My half time talk must have been inspirational as my lads 2nd half performance was one of the best I have seen, against very strong winds and a determined Halse team that threw everything at them they defended their lead and were unlucky not to extend their lead when Jamie’s 25 yard thunderbolt against the wind struck the crossbar. This was a great game of football to watch and a very proud moment for everyone involved with Kingsthorpe Jets.”

Congratulations on your well fought and well deserved win in very testing windy conditions. It was great to see so many of the club managers and committee members at the Cogenhoe yesterday to share in your team’s achievement. Terry Wright, KJYFC Secretary

Steve is the club’s longest serving manager and an active member of the club committee. On behalf of all of the players, parents, carers and committee members of Kingsthorpe Jets Youth Football Club congratulations to Steve and the Harriers, Under 18 County Cup Final WINNERS!!!!

Well done Steve and your team, was a great afternoon and a thoroughly deserved result. Kev Lester, KJYFC Treasurer

Steve added the following:

“I just thought I would share a few photos with you from yesterdays cup final. It was the proudest moment of my 11 years with the club to have my team crowned as the County cup champions with Kingsthorpe Jets name being added to a cup that sports the names of Peterborough United, Northampton Town, Rushden and Diamonds (twice) and so on. It just goes to show that you don’t have to sign all the best players in the town like some clubs do but with hard work and a group of players willing to play for each other you can achieve great things. Many of players had never won anything until yesterday which makes it even better. I hope this will inspire other managers and more importantly the younger teams we have at the club as it was a great moment for me yesterday and the club, one I will treasure for a long time.”

Well done Steve great result and this just goes to show you can play all your players weak and strong at any age and win games. Great day mate. Andy Billingham, KJYFC Head Coach





Well Done Steve and the Harriers!!!! Pete Rice, KJYFC Chairman