Phoenix came away from this weekend’s annual Birthday Tournament, hosted by London Titans FC, with a piece of silverware to add to the trophy cabinet.

A tough group stage started the day, with matches against GFSN side Trowbridge Tigers, hosts Titans XXL and LUL league leaders London Falcons. A win, draw and a loss saw Phoenix progress directly to the Silver Cup semi-final.

A superb goal from Jason Leadbeater was enough to see off Soho FC in the semi-final, setting up a repeat of the day’s first match, with a final against Trowbridge. Ahead of the final, Steve Sawyer was presented with a bottle of bubbly following four outstanding performances for Phoenix.

After a long day of football, both sides created some good chances, but it was Phoenix who had the edge, with 3 well-taken goals, including a stunning strike from Marcel Graves – in the opposition’s net, for a change!

Phoenix players picked up the trophy at the Two Brewers before heading on to XXL London to end a very enjoyable day out. Our thanks go to the organisers at London Titans for a superb tournament – we are looking forward to next year already!

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