London, Sept 16 (ANI): Harraby Athletic, the worst football team in Britain, has finally tasted victory – after a losing streak of 90 matches.
The side has been on a losing spree since three years and was badly mauled in a 19-0 match in 2006.
The team concedes 10 goals a game on an average and their goalie has seen the ball netted over 400 times in less than three seasons.
The under-14 squad celebrated their first win after beating Edenvale Hawks 3-2 at their home ground, Hammond’s Park.
Sky News quoted coach Brett Preston as saying: “Pure determination has got us there and their faces after the game meant everything.
“All week I’ve had other managers phoning me up to congratulate us on our achievement.
“When we lost our first game 19-0, it could have even been a higher score as the opposing manager tried to help us by swapping players around and telling them to ease off.
“They just couldn’t help scoring against us. Gradually over time, the scores have come down, but we’re always bottom of the table and we’ve never even won a friendly match.”
Harraby has only one point in the Longhorn Youth Football League after the opponents did not play the game.
It consists of players who are either playing for the first time or have been rejected by other teams.he coach said: “They know that if they leave, they might not get the chance of a game as they might not get into another team.”
However, Preston also praised the determination of his boys.
He said: “The boys have been prepared to stick at it and been willing to learn. They turn up for training in all weathers and really deserve a win at last.” (ANI)