Saturday 8th September 2018 @ Vale Stadium, Castle Vale
Birmingham Primary Schools’ FA 6-a-side Championship
Black Team: Cody, Kian S, Rhys, Daniel, Markie, Callam and Joshua
Goals: Joshua x 2, Markie x 8, Daniel x 7, Callam x 5
Gold Team: Danny, Sean, Ethan, Kyran, Kayden and Daniel
Goals: Kayden x 2, Daniel x 2, Sean x 3 and Kyran x 2
The Ton boys lifted the first piece of silverware of 2018/19 in dramatic style on Saturday, as a goal with the last kick (or head) of the game was enough to wrestle the title from South Birmingham. Saturday also demonstrated the great spirit amongst both Ton teams, as well as the talent coming through the largely under 10s Gold team.
After struggling in the opening half of the tournament, the Gold team dug deep and grew as the morning progressed before bagging a number of impressive victories in the latter stages of the competition. One such victory – against Aston – proved to be the pivotal result of the day as it knocked the boys in claret and blue off the top of the league and opened the way for the Black team to make aim for the title.
Going into their final game, the boys in black lay second in the table, three points behind leaders South Birmingham. Knowing a win would guarantee them the crown, the lads peppered the South goal from the opening whistle, only to find the South shot stopper in imperious form. Then, with less than 10 seconds remaining on the clock, Rhys crossed from deep and stood in amazement as his pinpoint ball was headed past the South keeper. As the jubilation of winning engulfed all players, a massive celebration spilled onto the pitch as goalscorer Callam was mobbed by his excited teammates.
The victory in this tournament was our first since 2016 and our fourth since 2012.
What a way to open the season!
Well done boys! You did us all proud! Both teams were incredible!
Up The Ton!