From Executive Director of Coaching, Brian Ainscough, "It was a great day for our Bolts Academy teams, I felt the level of play by both clubs was excellent. The games for the most part where very close. Our 18s coached by Dan Colwell were leading most of the game and gave up a late goal to tie 1-1. The 2000 team made a dramatic comeback, after being down 3-1, fought back to win 4-3 with Jarren Suttles scoring the game winner in the last minute. The 2002 team, coached by Ben Moane, played their best game of the season and won 3-1 with two excellent goals from Stephen Lopez. Jack Phelps in particular had a very strong game.
Coach Sharlie Joseph's 2003 team had a hard time with the Revs forward Andrew Serafino's who scored 3 goals and looks like a very bright prospect for the future. The game ended 4-0. They will continue to train hard and will see results in future.
The games were played in the right spirit and we look forward to playing our Academy rivals again in the spring."