Brilliant PPFC U10s retained the Fleet Spurs title they won last May with another outstanding tournament performance on Saturday. It was fitting reward for the boys’ endeavours this season, and also for Pete, Lee and Mike for their dedication. It was also fantastic that the lads were able to play and celebrate as a team; with Enzo joining the squad for the day.
In hot and dry conditions the team played some tremendous passing football in the group phase. In their opening match Pirbright saw off host team Fleet Spurs Barca 2-0, the highlight a thumping free-kick from Cally’s left foot which whistled into the top of the net. Returning hero Enzo scored twice as the lads beat Yateley Lions 3-0 in their next fixture. Jack’s goal secured a point in their third match as we drew 1-1 with Rushmoor Community Pythons; it was to prove the only goal we would concede all day. Asa’s winner in the final game against Curley Park Rangers secured passage through as group winners.
The high quality of Pirbright’s football was a maintained as they won 2-0 against Woking Town in the semi-final; Joshua scoring both goals to book a place in the final for the second year running. It took a tense penalty shoot-out last May to see off Sandhurst in the final, but this year the lads won it in normal time; Jack’s clever finish in the first half proving decisive against Rushmoor Saints. Pirbright saw out the match in relative comfort to land the silverware. Every player contributed hugely on the day in what was a wonderful team effort; a real hallmark of a season in which the lads’ togetherness and spirit has seen them surpass our expectations.
In twelve Fleet Spurs Tournament games the lads have conceded just a single goal; a really commendable achievement. It was a great day for all concerned, and one which the boys richly deserve. Pete and Lee wish to pass on their thanks to everyone for their support. Well done lads; we’re very proud of you!
PPFC Squad: Conor, Jack, Asa, Enzo, Jonty, Jacob, Arthur, Adam, Cally, Joshua
Group: Fleet Spurs Barca, won 2-0 (Cally, Asa); Yateley Lions, won 3-0 (Enzo 2, Jack); Rushmoor Community Pythons, drew 1-1 (Jack); Curley Park Rangers, won 1-0 (Asa); Semi-Final: Woking Town, won 2-0 (Joshua 2); Final: Rushmoor Saints, won 1-0 (Jack)
Record: Played 6, Won 5, Drew 1, Lost 0, Goals For 10, Goals Against 1
There are some pictures of the day on our Facebook page and also in our Picture Gallery section on the website. Parents are welcome to email any further shots to firstname.lastname@example.org . This website editor was gutted to have missed it; I know who my real Cup Final heroes were!