MANAGER Mickey Moore paid tribute to his talented side after an almost faultless season for Solihull Moors Youth Team.
The Solihull College students tore up the Midland Floodlit Youth Premier Division to win the league ahead of Hinckley United.
Incidentally Moors’ only blip of the season came against Hinckley just three days before the end of the non-league season when Marvin Johnson, Loysio Recci, Alex Price, Ian Kimberley and Ross Dempster were all rested as they had first team action to prepare for.
Otherwise the youngsters were unbeaten throughout the entire league campaign to back up qualifying for the second round of the FA Cup, the semi-final of the league cup, and the quarter final of the county cup.
Moore, who was sacked by Stratford two weeks ago, said it was a ‘fantastic season’ for the youth team.
“It’s been a great year for the boys,” he said.
“Ross has scored for Solihull Moors first team, and Alex, Marvin and Loysio have all featured.
“I had Ian up at Stratford and Craig Gasiewski has played for Highgate, which means we have achieved our objectives of getting players into the first team.”
During the winter Price had a trial spell with Luton Town while Doyle and Johnson were looked at by West Bromwich Albion.
Sadly for Moore the talented group will be moving on from the college this year and the former Solihull Borough boss is now looking for new recruits.
“It’s a great course because you get your education and your football aswell.
“We have never finished outside the top four in the league and it’s the first time the college has won it this year.
“There are lots of players that have moved on to bigger and better things after the course.”
Among those are promising Walsall duo Manny Smith and Will Grigg and Solihull Moors player-of-the season Theo Streete.
Trails for next years youth team take place on May 26/27 at 9.00 at the college.
For more information contact the admissions team on 0121 678 7000.