Everton F.C. Finch Farm Finals
Wednesday 25th March
Another sunny day and another day out for the A team, this time to Everton’s training ground, Finch Farm in Halewood. This was the area winners finals, with teams coming from all over Merseyside and Lancashire.
Our opening game saw the team playing Prescot Primary School and an early goal from top scorer Oscar Thompson settled the team down. With matches only 10 minutes it was vital to get an early goal. The score was doubled as Rico hit a clean left foot volley from a long throw by Dana. The match finished 2 nil and a great opening to the competition.
Match 2 was a rematch from Saturday’s tournament against Westbrook Old Hall. Farnborough were looking in control and created a number of chances, whilst George in goal watched from afar. However with a missed tackle from a throw in led to Westbrook making their only shot on target and unfortunately it went in. Despite continued domination Farnborough couldn’t manage to grab an equalising goal and it finished with a 1 nil defeat. A very unlucky result and not deserved.
Third game was against Poulton Lancelyn Primary School and Farnborough wanted a win. The team played some excellent football and hit the post twice and the crossbar but couldn’t get that vital goal. A goal-less draw which was disappointing for the boys.
The final match was against Litherland Moss and once again the team played excellent football resulting in a victory, with Lucas scoring the winner.
Another close tournament for the team where one poor result cost us the chance to go through to the semi-finals. Once again they played attractive, quality football and looked as good as any team in the competition. They should remember that half the team is made up of younger boys and on another day they could easily have progressed.