Success for city sides at Wisbech St Mary
THE Wisbech St Mary five and six-a-side tournament remains one of the biggest dates in the summer calendar after another bumper turnout.
More than 200 girls and boys teams and over 1,500 players made the trip out to the deepest, darkest fens for the tournament which once again delivered two days of fantastic football.
And there was good news for city teams with Netherton taking the boys Under 9 crown after a 2-0 win against Crowland in the final while Peterborough Azure claimed their fourth consecutive title at the event after beating Outwell Swifts 4-2 on penalties in the ladies final.
Goalkeeper Nikki Kuch was the heroine in the penalty shoot-out making two saves while Azure scored a perfect four penalties.
The Peterborough Diamonds Under 13 girls team beat Deeping Diamonds in the final on penalties while Yaxley also did well, picking up both the boys Under 12 and Under 13 crowns.
They beat Ely Crusaders 4-1 in the Under 12 decider and Gunthorpe Harriers 3-0 in the Under 13 final.
There was also plenty to celebrate for the host club with wins in the Un- der 14 and 15 boys categories.
Tournament organiser Sue Dighton said: “It was a wonderful two days of football and I would like to thank all the teams who took part, the club’s committee, our sponsors J.S Holmes, and of course the local community for their support. This is our only fundraising event for the whole season so it was wonderful to get such a good turnout again.”
CHAMPIONS: The Netherton United team that won the Under 9 competition at Wisbech St Mary.