The Merit U14 Boys Youth Plate
2022-23 Winners: Danson Sports Yellow
Kent Merit Under-14 Boys Plate Final: Danson Sports Yellow 5 Danson Sports Green 2
Four-goal Prince Esanga stole the headlines as Danson Sports Yellow defeated Danson Sports Green at Holm Park.
Esanga scored twice after Rhys Joyeux's close-range finish as Yellow raced into a 3-0 lead inside 32 minutes.
But Green refused to roll over and scored twice either side of half-time to bring themselves back into the contest. Losif Evelin Munteanu’s free-kick found the bottom corner and then Harry Howard's precise finish went in off the far post.
Esanga had a chance to complete his hat-trick but put a penalty over the bar. He was not to be denied, however, and converted Joyeux's pass to make it 4-2 before scoring his fourth, and Danson Sports Yellow's fifth of the afternoon, after racing clear of the last defender and rounding the keeper to tap home.
Read the full report and reaction on the kentonline.co.uk website here.