Record-breaking Burns sinks Scrabble in cup
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Record-breaking Burns sinks Scrabble in cup

Lions' 16-year-old wonderkid is Peter Morrison Trophy's youngest ever scorer.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Josh Burns is the Peter Morrison Trophy's youngest ever scorer
Josh Burns is the Peter Morrison Trophy's youngest ever scorer

Josh Burns wrote his name into the record books on Sunday morning after he became the youngest ever player to score in a Peter Morrison Cup tie.

The midfielder’s second half strike was enough to see London Lions U21’s through to the second round of the ‘Jewish FA Cup’ as they beat Scrabble 1-0, with Josh, aged 16 years and 128 days old, becoming the youngest scorer of a competition which dates back to 1958.

Delighted with the strike – and significance of it – he told Jewish News: “When I scored the goal, I never imagined it was of such historical importance, being the competition’s youngest ever scorer is a big accomplishment but I’m just happy we got through to the next round.”

The JCoSS student is also a qualified referee – officiating games in the Herts Senior County Reserves League – and won gold with Team GB at last summer’s European Games.

Hoping this can be the first of several landmarks he makes this season, he said: “We’ve had an unbeaten start to the season and the team and are playing good football. Our priority is winning the league but also to get as far in the cup as possible, we’ll push ourselves to our limits in games and at training to prepare for our upcoming games.”

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