Saturday 24th April 2021 @ Vale Stadium, Castle Vale
Birmingham Primary Schools’ FA Festival
A-Team: Jack, Uzi, Younussa, Yaw, Lennon, Rhys, Keon, Dylan, Kyle and Omari
Goals: Keon, Lennon, Kyle, Rhys, Dylan
Man of the Match: Uzi – Mr Versatile has now played every outfield position for The Ton!
B-Team: Bryan, Kian, Shane, Sean, Shaun, Matharr, Cairo, Tobi, Leeson, Mahliq, Jeremiah and Daniel
Man of the Match: Tobi – incessant work rate and unwavering determination
For the first time this season, all seven Midlands’ district sides descended onto Vale Stadium at the same time. Before a ball had been kicked, it was brilliant to see so many teams and so many lads present and representing their schools and communities.
On the pitch, the B-team started the morning slowly before picking up pace and battling their way to a pair of great victories. The A-Team finished the morning atop of the seven-team league, before falling just short in the final against Telford and finishing as runners-up.
The effort and spirit shown by the B-Team was brilliant to see. Despite failing to register a victory during their opening four games, the boys refused to give up. Instead, they rolled up their sleeves and claimed two excellent wins in their closing games. Overall, it was an excellent morning from the boys and one that puts them in a good position going into their BPSFA Cup quarter-final on Saturday 8th May.
If the B-Team built up momentum during the morning, the A-Team started the day like a steam train, picking up points in each game they played and keeping five clean sheets in their opening five games. With victories against Erdington B, South Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield, the boys also gained valuable points against Telford and Wolverhampton. After their six league games, the A-Team boys finished clear of the pack at the top of the table.
With their confidence sky high, the boys went into their final against Telford determined to claim their third trophy of the season. Unfortunately, Telford had a little more in the tank and ended the morning as winners. Nevertheless, the A-Team boys were superb all morning and produced many moments of magic, including a stunning Rhys goal from long distance against South Birmingham.
Overall, it was another morning to be proud of both teams and our fine district.
Well done boys!
Up The Ton!