NORWALK -- The Everton America CT boys 12u regional team rounded off a fantastic fall season recently with two wins in the CJSA Premier League that saw the team finish with a 9-0 record, and as champions of the U12 CJSA Premier League Red Division. The boys went undefeated throughout the league season against strong competition from CFC Wolves, Soccerplus Stars and Newtown Samba and others, scoring 27 goals and conceding only three across all nine games.
Going in to the final league weekend of the season, the U12 Regional team knew that victory in its remaining two fixtures would ensure the league championship. The boys responded in confident fashion with a 3-0 win against local rivals Beachside, and a 4-0 win against CFC Gunners, much to the delight of coach John Davies.
"A fantastic effort by the team and a great achievement for the boys to go through a league season undefeated, these final two games demonstrated the development of our team. To record wins in both against such strong opposition shows just how confident our boys are at the moment. Scoring seven goals and recording two clean sheets is not an easy task but credit goes to our boys for their efforts both defensively and offensively," Davies said.
The CJSA Premier League Championship rounds off a very successful season for the boys, having already finished as champions of the 2011 YMS Columbus Cup (Penn.) Tournament in October, and as finalists at the Farmington Labor Day Tournament in September. The boys are also competing in the North East Elite Soccer League against some of the strongest competition New York has to offer (World Class FC, HBC Flames, Brooklyn Italians and New York Elite).
With four games remaining, Davies is confident of a strong finish.
"The boys have really stepped up their game this season and with confidence riding high from our CT league championship, we feel we can carry this momentum into our remaining NEESL games for a top three finish," he said.
With all the success of this season behind the team, planning for 2012 has already begun. Aside from the team's involvement in the CT Premier League and North East Elite Soccer League, the Everton America U12 team will participate in other tournaments, beginning with the Manhattan Soccer Club Spring Kick Off in March.