*BS*Dover Athletic Youth Section have formed a new Under-13 team for next season and have already played their first competitive matches.*BF*

New Youth Section Chairman Daren Smith reports on their first tournament:

“The team got off to a fantastic start when they took part in the prestigious Kent League 6 a side tournament at Corinthian.

“Playing teams that will be competing in the Kent League next season, Dover Athletic played some superb football in the group stages beating Chatham Town A 5-0, Holland & Blair A 1-0, Danson Sports 1-0, APM Holtwood A 3-0 and Bredhurst Juniors A 3-1.

“In the semi final they deservedly beat one of the other group winners Park Regis 3-1 before lining up against Welling United in the final. In the end the boys could do no more, losing 3-0 in a tight game to a very good team.

“The team really caught the eye not only for their kit (sponsored by S&P Brisley Accident Repair Centre) but also for their excellent attitude and fantastic style of football that saw them win many admirers.”

The team was made up of Ollie King, Lewis Thornby, Ollie Nedderman, Ryan Hanson, Ollie Joannides, Connor Lovell and Tommy Walmsley-Dance.

The Under-13s are still on the lookout for one to two talented players to strengthen the squad for next season, so if you are currently in Year 7 and want to be involved please call Simon Hanson on 07899 603301.