Sunday, 29 June 2014

Friskney Football Tournament Success

On Saturday 28th June 12 girls and 12 boys represented the school at the Friskney Football Club Tournament for Primary Schools.
Due to a number of injuries and late dropouts  all 4 teams had to manage the whole afternoon without any substitutes.
The girls A and B teams were in the same league together with teams from Seathorne, Halton Holegate, Tower Road, Alford and 2 teams from Friskney. Each team had to play each other with the top 4 going through to the semi-finals. The B team of Alex, Lybi, Summer, Olivia, Melissa and Cydney found the going tough managing 1 win and 2 draws from their 7 games. The A team (Tarne, Holly, Ruby, Jeniffer, Sarah and Amy) hit top form straight away and went through the league stage unbeaten with 6 wins and 1 draw in their 7 games.
Picture courtesy of Tony Jarvis /Merlin Media

The final league table was:
1st Richmond A 19 points
2nd Tower Road 17
3rd Alford 16
4th Friskney A 12
5th Seathorne 7
6th Richmond B 5
7th Halton Holegate 3
8th Friskney B 1
In the semi-finals our girls beat Alford 3 - 0 to go through to a final against Tower Road who had defeated Friskney in their semi-final.
In the final it was the team from Tower Road, Boston who took the lead when the referee awarded them a penalty. It looked for a long time as if it was going to be the only goal of the game but with time running out Richmond won a corner. Everyone was sent forward including goalkeeper Tarne and the pressure paid off as one of their defenders panicked and handled the ball giving us our own penalty. Sarah calmly slotted the penalty away to level the scores. Not content with settling for extra time the girls went forward again and forced another corner. This time there was a huge scramble in the penalty area which ended with Holly stabbing the ball into the net. Seconds later the final whistle went and the girls were able to celebrate their win.
With all 6 girls in the A team being in Year 5 and 5 of the 6 in the B team also being Year 5's it is looking good for a very strong season next year.
In the boys competition the A team (Kieran, Bradley, George, Jamie, Charlie and Declan) won all five of their group games without conceding a goal to safely book their place in the semi-finals as group winners.
1st Richmond A 15 points
2nd Hawthorn Tree 10
3rd St Thomas 9
4th Burgh A 5
5th Old Leake B 2
6th Alford 1
The B team (Archie, Owen, Billy, Aiden, Harley and Rocco) had to play each of their 4 opponents twice. They won 5 and drew 2 of their games. Their only defeat was in the first game against Burgh but this was made up for by a 3-0 win in the second meeting which guaranteed a semi-final spot.
1st Richmond B 17 points
Picture courtesy of Tony Jarvis /Merlin Media
2nd Burgh 15
3rd= Wainfleet 11
3rd= Seathorne 11
5th Old Leake B 0
As group winners the A and B teams avoided each other in the semi-finals. The B team finally ran out of steam against Hawthorn Tree who had played 3 less games and were knocked out, whilst the A team cruised past Burgh by 3 goals to 0.
In the final the A team kept up their record of not conceding a single goal as they outplayed their opponents Hawthorn Tree to win by 4 goals to 0.