"Now I can say I’ve scored at Wembley!"
Phillip Przybylski was overjoyed after netting the second goal in the Utilita Kids Cup Championship Final, as Luton Town, represented by Sacred Heart Primary School, claimed a 2-0 victory at the National Stadium.
Oliver Wilde opened the scoring for the young Hatters, who saw off a spirited effort from Nether Green Junior School, representing Sheffield United.
Describing his first-half strike, Wilde said: "No one was pressuring me when I was on the ball, so I just thought I’d have a shot and thankfully I scored – it was a great feeling!"
🏆 Congratulations to Sacred Heart Primary School (@LutonTown), who were crowned @UtilitaFootball Kids Cup Championship winners after a 2-0 victory over Nether Green Junior School (@SheffieldUnited).— EFL (@EFL) May 29, 2022
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Wilde's opener was the first clear chance of the game. Przybylski went on weaving run in between a couple of defenders before laying off to Wilde, who received the ball in space on the left side of the area and took aim with a curling left-foot shot that hit the back of the net off the inside of the post.
And he matched his impressive hit with an equally spectacular celebration, producing a perfectly-executed somersault.
After half-time, Luton went in search of a second, with Harry Hayden's driving run down the right leading to a blocked shot, before his follow-up attempt on the rebound went narrowly wide.
But it didn't take long after that for Sacred Heart to double their advantage as Przybylski converted a free-kick from the edge of the area, unleashing a powerful effort into the top right corner.
The Sacred Heart youngster said: "Now I can say I’ve scored at Wembley and I’ve lifted a trophy at Wembley. I’m going to be telling the whole school about it!"
A couple of late chances for Sheffield United fell to Piers Pinnock and Lucas Depledge, but neither were able to hit the target as an entertaining match ended 2-0.
Sacred Heart Primary School – Luton Town
Connor Ferguson, Declan Quinn (C), Leo Fernandes, Phillip Przybylski, Harry Hayden, Shay Lynch, Oliver Wilde, Ciaran McAvock.
Nether Green Junior School – Sheffield United
Nathan Peel, Lucas Depledge (C), Monty Smith, Piers Pinnock, Oliver Pratt, Caleb Dixon, Joseph Ford, Mason Sheldon.