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  • Notts U16 Girls reach national last eight

Reprotec School Teams 7-a-side

Kirkby Woodhouse repeated the success of their Girls team who last year won the County Schools 7-a-side title as they won the Nottinghamshire Schools FA Individual School Teams 7-a-side tournament for 2019/20 at the Sutton Lawn 3G facility. A gloriously sunny but very frosty morning suddenly turned to dense fog about half an hour into the competition but this did not deter any of the eight District Champion teams that were present from producing a morning of fine football.

These eight teams initially played in two round robin groups of four and Woodhouse, representing the Kirkby & District PSFA, began their programme with a 0-0 draw against near neighbours, Peafield Lane, from the Mansfield PSFA. The other game in Group A saw Newark & District’s John Hunt School record a 2-0 win over Gedling’s Arnold View. Kirkby then racked up the highest score of the morning with a 3-0 win against the Gedling side and went on to also win their last group game 1-0 against John Hunt. Peafield Lane secured the runners-up spot in the group, only losing out on top spot on goal difference, with two wins against John Hunt and Arnold View.

In Group B, West Bridgford from Rushcliffe, began well with a 2-0 victory over Bassetlaw’s Holy Family and looked as though they might be favourites for the title but with dropped point against Southwark from the City and a 1-0 win courtesy of a penalty in their last game against Springbank from the Eastwood & District PSFA their early promise faded somewhat. Despite losing their opening game to West Bridgford, Holy Family picked up a 1-0 win against Springbank and a 0-0 draw with Southwark – the four points enough to see them into second place in the table squeezing out Southwark by a point.

The semi finals were two very closely fought games with Peafield Lane with some excellent defending, registered a 1-0 win over West Bridgford with Kirkby Woodhouse and Holy Family had to go to penalties after a 0-0 draw with the Kirkby side coming out on top 4-2. This brought together the two teams from Group A who had drawn their earlier encounter 0-0 and the Final proved to be no different ending again at 0-0. Kirkby though were the penalty kings winning, 4-1 to take the County Title and will now represent Nottinghamshire at the Midland Regional Finals in March next year. Both teams were presented with their mementoes by Bob Young, Chairman of Notts Schools’ FA.

PEAFIELD LANE 3 3 1 +2 7
JOHN HUNT 3 2 2 = 3
ARNOLD VIEW 3 1 7 -6 0
HOLY FAMILY 3 1 2 -1 4
SOUTHWARK 3 0 0 = 3
SPRINGBANK 3 0 2 -2 1


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