The NewVIc 1st team have finally achieved their goal by winning the London Cat 3B league title with another pulsating 4-1 victory against Barking & Dagenham College. Goals from Jonathan Kitiki-Mwamba, Jordon Peart, Mussa Jamanca, and Robertson Morais settled the tie.
From the first whistle on Wednesday 22 March, NewVIc blitzed Barking & Dagenham with waves of attack from different angles of the pitch. At 15 minutes in NewVIc were awarded a corner on the right-side, and Jordon Peart swung a beautiful in-swinger which landed point perfect onto Captain Jonathan Kitiki-Mwamba's head to give NewVIc a well-deserved 1-0 lead.
Jordon Peart had clearly exposed a clear weakness down the left flank of the Dagenham defence with the NewVIc Team exploited on regular basis. Jordon used his pace and power down the wing again and again which lead to a blistering attack resulting in a Dagenham defender carelessly tripping over Jordon in the box, resulting in a penalty for NewVIc!
Jordon dusted himself off to take the penalty and sent the goalie the wrong way, 2-0 to NewVIc. Dagenham pulled a goal back from a scrappy free kick 2-1, as the NewVIc defence seemed to switch off once again ball watching not picking up their markers.
Not satisfied with the 2-1 lead NewVIc continued the onslaught on the Barking & Dagenham goal. Some great wing play from NewVIc attacking force Jordon Peart on the left-hand side (twisting and turning the Dagenham defender inside out) produced a wonderful floating cross for Mussa Jamanca to swiftly volley it in. 3-1 NewVIc Half-time score
After half time, NewVIc seemed to turn the game into an exhibition spectacle with slick passing movement almost toying with the opposition, but a wandering build up play from the back produced a curling low finish from NewVIc's very own Robertson Morais. 4 - 1 NewVIc
NewVIc ran down the clock and the referee blew the final whistle which sparked small celebrations from the NewVIc players, now league champions.
Sports Academy Manager, Beth Harris said: "Although the team will change by next season as some are in their final year and moving onto the world of university and work, this squad of players will go down in NewVIc history as having 11 wins and just one loss for the entire 2016-2017 league season!"