Friday 23rd February 2018 @ Play Football Arena
Birmingham Primary Schools’ FA Futsal Championship
A Team: Played 7, Won 7 – WINNERS
Goals Scored: 28
Goals Conceded: 1
Rihanna, Latia, Liberty, Savannah, Octavia and Javeigh
Scorers: Latia x 12, Liberty x 4, Octavia x 6, Rihanna x 1, Javeigh x 1, Savannah x 4
B Team: Played 7, Won 1, Drew 1, Lost 5
Rosie, Kayla, Jenny, Mary, Amne, Tiana and Taija
What an afternoon! What a season! This group of special girls continue to make us all proud! It really is our pleasure to work with them!
Both the A and B team finished the day with plenty of reasons to be proud and happy, despite a differing set of results. While the A team defeated all before them, the B team improved from one game to the next and showed brilliant resilience to continue battling throughout the tournament when it would have been easier to give up.
With four defeats from their opening four game, the B team earned a morale boosting 1-0 victory in their fifth game, before claiming a draw and narrow 1-0 defeat in their final two games. Despite playing very little as a seven throughout the season, the girls followed the instructions of coaches Jordan and Callam, and improved with every passing game.
Both Jordan and Callam, who were attending their first game as members of the ESPSFA team, were incredibly proud of the girls for their efforts and could see nothing but positives for the next 18 months ahead for this young team.
The A team started the tournament like a steam train, picking up four comprehensive victories in their opening four games, scoring 20 goals in the process. Next up was South Birmingham, in what was being billed as the championship game with both teams on maximum points heading into the fifth of seven fixtures. After conceding a penalty, The Ton girls breathed a sigh of relief when the unfortunate South player shot wide from the spot. That let-off spurred the girls on and they went down the other end to finish clinically and bag the three points with a 2-0 win. Heading into the final two rounds, the girls knew maximum points would guarantee them the BPSFA Championship title for the first time ever. Despite conceding their only goal of the day in the fifth game, the girls beat South B and then rounded off the day with a 2-0 win against a valiant Aston B side.
Amongst the clear joy of the trophy presentation, it was amazing to see both the A and B teams celebrating as one, a scene that only emphasised the amazing spirit amongst the class of 2018!
Girls of the Match: Taija (B Team) for her combative defending and Latia for her lethal finising (A Team)
Well done girls!
Up The Ton!