Friday 24th February 2017 @ Play Football Arena
Birmingham Primary Schools’ FA Futsal Championship
Man of the Match – Cameron
Won 10-0 vs. East
Lost 2-1 vs. South
Lost 3-1 vs. Kings Norton
Won 1-0 vs. Aston
Won 1-0 vs. Sutton Coldfield
B Team: Gerard, Tiarno, Kian B, William, Che and Danny
Man of the Match – Danny
Lost 2-0 vs. South
Lost 4-0 vs. Kings Norton
Drew 0-0 vs. Sutton Coldfield
Won 1-0 vs. Aston
Over the past few seasons the boys have taken the headlines and for good reason. However on Friday it was the turn of the girls to make history, when they finished as runners-up in the BPSFA Futsal Championship. In do so, they became the first ever ESPSFA girls team to get their hands on some silverware. What an amazing achievement!
I have personally managed this set of girls on a couple of occasions this week and know firsthand how much talent they have. Paula, who runs the girls team, is forever singing their praise and rightly so.
On Friday they put everything that they had worked on in training into action and finished the day with only one defeat, which came at the hands of the eventual winners and only after an incredibly close game!
Well done girls!
On the adjacent pitch to the girls, the boys B team had a day of ups and downs, although pleasingly they got better as each game ticked by. The more they played, the better they got. This was the most pleasing thing to take away from the day as it showed their ability to listen and act upon feedback. They saved their best until last when they beat friends Aston 1-0 in the final group game to round woff a day of learning and development.
That leaves the boys A team, who despite an early wobble, regrouped to pick up a pair of 1-0 wins, which helped them claw their way back up the table and into second position by virtue of goal difference. The early wobble started when the boys let a 1-0 lead against South Birmingham agonisingly slip through their grasp, despite putting on a brilliant performance. Understandably down following this blow, the boys struggled to bounce back against eventual champions Kings Norton. However as mentioned, eventually everything fell into place and their hard work and determination paid dividends when their late resurgence propelled them into second place.
Well done boys! Well done girls!
Up The Ton!