Tournament season has begun and it started at Chorley Inferno’s rally on 16th and 17th April.
Over the course of the weekend, each of our age groups took part in their respective competitions with our U9’s, 10’s and 11’s on Saturday and 12’s – 14’s on Sunday. Although a bit fresh, the rain held off for us, creating great conditions for an outdoor event.
The under 9’s, 10’s and 11’s started us off to an exciting weekend.
Under 9’s were strong, winning 3 of their 5 groups games – just short of getting through to the semi-finals. Under 10’s were a bit unlucky and lost only 1 of their games but didn’t get past the group stage due to goal difference.
Our under 11’s managed to push that further and fought through a tough group to their semi-final. They put on a sterling performance but were beaten by Ribble Valley to miss out on a place in the final.
Sunday was equally as eventful. Our under 12’s and 13’s began proceedings with a couple of good wins. The under 12’s played a stormer and made it the final of their competition but strong opposition made the final a tough game.
Our U13’s B team fielded only 7 players with no substitutes due to injuries and holidays. They faced the eventual tournament winners in their first match which made for a tough start. However, they recovered their composure to finish their group with 3 wins from 5 games.
U13’s A fared better, winning 4 out of 4 before losing their last match to the tournaments eventual runners up. They finished the group stage in 2nd place but just missed out on a semi-final place on goal difference.
The success was continued into the afternoon with our 2 under 14 teams. U14s B put up a good fight in their competition winning 3 out of their 7 games. Unfortunately not enough to make it through to their semis.
U14s A had a good start, winning their first two games before coming up against a strong Oldham team. They won their last 4 games putting them through to play Warrington Town the semi-final. With some lovely interceptions and great defensive work, they beat Warrington. The final was against the Oldham team that had earlier gotten the better of our U14’s A. It was a very close final with only 1 point between them throughout; each side fighting for the trophy. Our Trafford U14’s finally secured that win with just a 1 point lead!!!
Everyone played brilliantly, congratulations to all teams!!
Another great weekend at the Chorley tournament! Thank you to all players, supporters and organisers. Picture of our tournament winners below.