Nine-year-old Radlett footballer recognised for "golden moment"

Soames Haldankar was crowned the

Soames Haldankar was crowned the "golden moment" player in a South East of England football tournament

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A “talented” nine-year-old boy has been recognised for a “golden moment” in a South East of England football tournament.

Soames Haldankar, of the Crosspath in Radlett, plays in right midfield for London Colney Colts under nines and was crowned the “golden moment” player of the competition.

Stuart Pierce, English football manager and former player, presented Soames with a golden football, which he had signed.

The judges said they awarded the title for when Soames had received the ball on the right wing, cut in and then scored in the bottom left hand corner, which they said most people would describe as a "dream goal".

The “golden moment” was chosen from all 30 of the separate under-nine games at the tournament, involving more than 60 players in the six teams entered.

London Colnet Colts will now travel to the University of Warwick Football Centre in early July for an invitation only Finale, to compete against all tournament winners from across the country.

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3:34pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Sanjive says...

Fantastic achievement Soames.
Well done.
Love from Mum, Dad, Sachen & Seth
Fantastic achievement Soames. Well done. Love from Mum, Dad, Sachen & Seth Sanjive
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10:14am Fri 6 Jun 14

Sanjive says...

Grandad & Grandmums also said "Well Done" !
Grandad & Grandmums also said "Well Done" ! Sanjive
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11:18am Fri 6 Jun 14

Shilpa_H says...

Well done Soames ! I wish I had been there to see it !
Love Mum
Well done Soames ! I wish I had been there to see it ! Love Mum Shilpa_H
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11:26am Fri 6 Jun 14

Sachen says...

Congratulations Soames. Fantastico !
Congratulations Soames. Fantastico ! Sachen
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