Dubai tourists take the hon­ours at Bret­ton

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

A TOUR­ING team from Dubai came out on top at the seven-aside tour­na­ment at Bret­ton Gate on Satur­day.

A record 14 teams, com­peted with two groups of seven de­ter­min­ing which four teams would progress through to the semi­fi­nals.

The tour­ing United Trust Pack­ag­ing team com­peted in what turned out to be the strong­est group but pro­duced four wins, a draw and a de­feat.

They beat Beavers 2-1, Oun­dle School 4-0 and St Neots 5-0 be­fore be­ing held by Wis­bech side Wizards 2-2 and were then beaten 2-1 by Lin­coln Roses. But they beat Scurvy Crew 1-0 to fin­ish level on 13 points with Wizards and Lin­coln Roses. The tourists’ goal dif­fer­ence of 10 was bet­ter than their ri­vals so Wizards (goal dif­fer­ence 8) went into the third/fourth play-off and Lin­coln (7) went out.

In the other group, pre­vi­ous win­ners Raga­muffins were do­ing Peter­bor­ough proud as they sailed through with six straight wins.

They beat Sticky Tof­fee Pud­dings (Peter­bor­ough Youth) 3-0, Stags 4-1, Ely City 3-0, Har­low side Cus­tom Sticks 3-1, Cambs South 6-1 and Wild Geese (King’s Lynn Pel­i­cans) 2-1 to set up their place in the fi­nal.

But they couldn’t pull off a lo­cal win as United Trust Pack­ag­ing won 2-0 to cap off a suc­cess­ful tour, hav­ing also won the Bath Buc­ca­neers seven-a-side tour­na­ment the pre­vi­ous week­end.

The third-fourth place play-off saw Wizards draw 2-2 with Wild Geese, who had im­pressed with five wins dur­ing the group stages.

But there was bet­ter news for Wizards a day later. While their men may have nar­rowly failed to qual­ify for the fi­nal, the mixed tour­na­ment saw them come out on top with a 2-1 vic­tory over Dere­ham.

Wis­bech won five of their six qual­i­fy­ing games, only West Hamp­stead deny­ing them a per­fect record when draw­ing 1-1. But wins over GPO (3-0), Ely City (1-0), Blue Green Zeds (5-1), Wild Geese (5-0) and Mar­ket Deep­ing (8-0) en­sured they reached the fi­nal.

Dere­ham reached that stage de­spite los­ing to Oun­dle School 2-0. Dere­ham beat Blue Green Ze­bras 3-0, Wild Oats 9-0, Beavers 5-1, Raga­muffins 2-0 and Hang­overs 3-0 to set up a clash with Wis­bech, while Oun­dle School had to set­tle for the third/fourth place play-off where they beat West

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