Coast FA 05 Red battles to win Charleston Battery Cup

coastfa-red05The Coast FA Red captured the championship of the Under-10 Boys top division in the Charleston Battery Challenge Cup over the weekend.

Coach Mario Benjamin’s squad earned the hard-fought championship trophy against some of the best teams in the Southeast, including clubs from Jacksonville (FL), Raleigh (NC) and host Mount Pleasant.

Coast escaped the round-robin qualifying round of matches with a 1-1-1 record, setting up a rematch with Jacksonville in the final. After going down early, the 05 Red pulled out a 3-2 victory in the title match to claim top honors.

“I do not know that I have ever been more proud of this team. They clawed their way through three very difficult matches to set up a rematch with a team that has beaten us handily the past two times that we have faced them. To finish on top of this event is a nice accomplishment,” said Benjamin.

Photo courtesy of Coast FA

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