On Friday Farnborough took part in the Sefton round of the Everton F.C. Premier League Competition held in Netherton and the Goals football centre.
The boys began their league matches with a solid performance against a tough Green Park, especially their number 8! Winning their opening game 2-0 with strikes from Theo and Lucas.
Our second match versus Thomas Gray, saw goals from Rico(2) and Lucas secure a 3-0 victory. 6 points in the bag and top of our group.
The next match saw the group's two teams with a hundred percent win record take on each other. Farnborough changed formation, rolled up their sleeves and went toe to toe with a skilled and physical opposition, Valewood.The boys worked incredibly hard and saw a reward in their team efforts with a 2-0 victory. A superb left-foot strike from Theo and a calmly slotted goal from Lucas brought victory and secured a place in the semi-finals. Our defence Jack W, Rhys and Lawrie were superb and Jack F pulled off some excellent saves.
The final league game saw Bailey starting up front and helping secure a 6-0 win over Freshfield Primary. Rico and Theo (Rio and Thico) both scored two each and Bailey and Rhys scored their first goals of the day. Farnborough topped the group with full points and not a single goal conceded. A fabulous effort from our goalie Jack F and our defensive team of Jack W, Lawrie and Rhys.
Farnborough took their superb form into their semi-final, completely outplaying their opponents St. Robert Bellarmine School (Bootle). The final score was 7-0 with goals from Lucas(2), Rhys(2), Theo(2) and Bailey.
The final saw a re-match against Valewood who had won their semi-final 5-0. Both teams put everything into a superb final. It was closely contested with strong challenges and high quality football. Once again it was Farnborough who gained the upper-hand with another quality strike from Theo. Deep into the second half Lucas repeated his earlier efforts with a calmly taken goal to make it 2-0. However Valewood managed to snatch a goal (though it was a questionable decision) and with moments to go Jack F pulled of an unbelievable save that surely won the match for Farnborough. Final score 2-1 and the boys were champions!
Both their manager and all the parents were incredibly proud of the boys achievements. The boys really raised the level of their game and it was truly a whole squad effort. The boys now go onto the finals at Finch Farm and a chance to play in the national finals of the Premier League Tournament.