Last weekend saw many of the EDMSL league cup semi finals played, with success for a number of RTYFC teams who have now progressed to the finals this weekend.

The under 7 Pumas continue to go from strength to strength in their first year together. After a hugely enjoyable season concluded, they have progressed through the rounds of the Senior Cup, and in the semi final faced a Whiteley team who they have had some close matches with in the league. All eight of the boys were in great form and they came out on top quite comfortably, winning through goals from Jackson, Max and Alex, as well as hitting the woodwork on multiple occasions. The youngest Pumas will play Colden Common Rangers in the final this weekend.

The under 8 Pumas reached the final of the White cup with a close win over Baddesley Park Knights. The game was a contrast of styles; Romsey dominating the ball with a passing style of play and Baddesley preferring a more direct approach.

Despite a good opening from Romsey, it was Baddesley who took the lead with a tidy finish after a goal mouth scramble. However, the Pumas' dominance was soon rewarded with an equaliser from Marcus, after a flowing counter attack. Then came the moment of the match, when wonderful interplay from Jacob H and Marcus saw the latter get his head up and cross from the right for Jacob, who struck a first time left footed volley into the roof of the net from ten yards out. Romsey extended their lead after Marcus won a free kick on the edge of the box. Jacob took it and scored with a deflected effort, giving them a more comfortable scoreline.

However, Baddesley’s long ball strategy started to cause the Pumas some problems and after a period of pressure, the Knights reduced the deficit with a long range effort that bounced down off the cross bar and was adjudged to have crossed the line. Soon after that, Baddesley levelled things up after a long ball down the middle resulted in a one-on-one with keeper Jacob S. Despite his best efforts, the ball crept in the corner, taking the score to a draw at half time.

The third quarter was a nervy affair with neither side asserting any dominance, which meant the game went into the final quarter with the score still level. Romsey edged back in front with a second free kick, this time awarded for handball. Jay stepped up and placed the free kick superbly into the bottom right corner from the left edge of the box. That left a tense final period, but the Pumas saw the game out calmly by continuing to play their passing football and keeping the ball.
After a tough run of games, Romsey face local rivals Wellow in the final this weekend - a team they know well having had two very close matches against them already this season.

The under 9 Pumas were victorious in a tough game against Millbrook Lions in a replay of last year's final, to go through to another Red cup final. The boys did incredibly well given the intense heat and played some fantastic football throughout, with goals from Harvey and Henry, including an incredible free kick from Harvey that rocketed into the top right corner. When the game ended, both teams came together to enjoy ice-lollies in a great representation of grassroots football. The Pumas will meet Littleton Juniors Titans in the final round at the weekend.