The long weekend saw Meadowridge AFC’s under 8 and under 10 sides in action at the annual Salt River Blackpool Seven-a-Side soccer tournament. With perfect sunny weather and the fields in excellent condition, it wasn’t long before the goals started raining in.
U8B playing a number of the u7 foxes (many of whom are actually u6) were off to a superb stat winning 3-0 in the opener. U8A started slower … but soon we’re racking up results including a 5-0 drubbing of the hosts.
Eventually both u8 sides had progressed to the last 16.
The u10 started briskly and it wasn’t long before they were showing they were the team to beat. By the end of the group stages, MAFC U10A were through to the Cup Section of the competition and things were looking prmising. There was, however, still a long way to go. First up, a challenging knockout game to progress through tho the quarters… But, nothing was stopping Meadows.
With three Meadowridge teams through to the last stages of the competition, things were looking bright for the club. And early on a workers day Monday morning the players gathered gunning for glory. There was nothing workmanlike in their performances!
The U8 B’s and A’s were up first … but this was the bridge too far for our makeshift U8 B team. Although the youngsters had put up a valiant fight the campaign was at an end. Take nothing away from the team they learnt a huge amount and played out their skins over four tough days.
On the other side of the ground, our U8A’s were off to a better start and passed the quarters and semi-finals without much ado.
Later in the day, the U 10’s also breezed through their quarters and semi-finals to reach the final.
Both teams went on to splendid performances in their respective finals and were worthy winners of Meadowridge AFC’s first silverware for the season.