As the 2022/23 County Cup Season drew to a close, Brentwood Town U15 beat Hashtag United U15 Yellow to win the Essex Rosser Under 15 Cup.
Brentwood Town took the lead within the opening ten minutes, as Wole-Romiluyi curled into the left hand corner from inside the box after great perseverance by Okpapi. Just eight minutes later, they doubled their lead. A fantastic flick round the corner from Milton-White played Gillam through on goal, and the latter kept his composure and slotted the ball into the bottom left corner.
Hashtag had a chance of their own in the 21st minute, as a bouncing ball fell to Polybank just inside the box but he couldn’t keep his half volleyed effort down and it flew over the bar. Hashtag United ‘keeper Alfie Thomas was called into action twice more before the half time whistle. First he saved an Okpapi shot from inside the right hand side of the box with his feet. He then saved brilliantly from a Milton-White freekick that looked destined for the top right corner, but for a strong hand from Thomas.
Right before the half time break, Brentwood Town made it three. Wole-Romiluyi turned provider this time, crossing from the right to Rajuwalla, who was on hand to finish and give Brentwood a three goal lead.
The second half started slightly slower, with both teams trying to create without much luck in the opening 15 minutes. In the 59th minute, Brentwood added a fourth. A cross into the box was headed home by Zviwara. With just eight minutes of the game remaining, Brentwood Town scored a fifth as a rebound was headed home by Okpapi.
Despite Hashtag United’s best efforts, they couldn’t find a way into the game and the referee shortly after blew the full time whistle, crowning Brentwood Town the Essex Rosser Under 15 Cup Champions!
Brentwood Town Squad: Rich Hayden, Freddie Freeman, Jamie Pisano, Nana Yaw Aboagye, Kai Taylor, George Milton-White, Aaron Wole-Romiluyi (12’), Rahim Rajuwalla (35’), Charlie Woods, Dylan Okpapi (72’), Jude Shoben, Fraser Bull, Connor Jarrett, Joseph Finch, Tashinga Zvirawa (55’)
Hashtag United Yellow Squad: Alfie Thomas, Sam Daltrey, Sam Sowole, Connor Brooks, Mack Polybank, Frank Whyte, Kye Munro, Dexter Humphries, Joshua Chyc, Justice Maduford, Oliver Leworthy, Monir Rahimi, Haleem Iddrisu, Finlee Preston, Alfie Smith, Finley Apps
Referee: Liam Spreadbury
Assistant Referees: John Bryant and Jake Humphreys
Fourth Official: Michael Wallace