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Cup kings salute their cricket star

26 May, 2017 — By Steve Barnett

Sapo Verde

PLAYERS from Sapo Verde celebrated the success of one of their team-mates in fitting style on Friday when they hit six in their cup final in the Camden and Islington Youth Football League.

A hat-trick from star player Jamal Mohammed and two goals from Nathan Jobbins, along with an own-goal, saw Sean McCarthy’s side beat European Football Academy 6-2 to win the Under-11s Challenge Cup.

Rory Walter

The victory was dedicated to team-mate Rory Walter who had to miss the final because he was at Lord’s being presented with his first cricket cap after being selected to play for Middlesex Colts Under-11s.

“Receiving my first county cap was one of the best days of my life, but I was really disappointed not to be able to play in the final,” said Rory, who lives in Highgate.

“I kept thinking about how the team was getting on but I shouldn’t have worried, I knew the boys would bring the cup home.”

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