Roundup of the action in last week's EFL Kids Cup.
ST Peter's Primary School in Heysham were the winners of the Football League Kids Club qualifying competition played at the Globe Arena recently.
St Peters beat an excellent Bolton-Le-Sands side on penalties in the final and will now go on to represent Morecambe Football Club in the Regional Tournament held at Doncaster on Wednesday, March 8.
In the recent history of the national tournament, The Football League Kids Cup has been a successful competition for Morecambe Football Club with two winners. Halton, St Wilfrid’s managed to overcome the odds back in 2006 whilst in the 2012/13 season, the League 2 winners were Slyne-with-Hest St Luke’s CE Primary School, who represented Morecambe FC in the final at Wembley.
The competition saw 23 local schools took part in a six-a-side tournament held on the first team pitch at the Globe Arena.
The top two teams from each group moved on to the quarter finals. Some excellent football was played on the day with plenty of teamwork and a hatful of goals!
Bolton-le-Sands were the top scorers in the competition, finding the net an astonishing 13 times in five games leading to a quarter final against Over Kellett where they narrowly beat the Group 3 Runners up.
Group 2 was left down to a nail-biting finish with Halton St Wilfrid’s needing to score six goals in their final group match against Dolphinholme in order to go through to the quarter finals. With a bit of expert finishing they managed the feat with time to spare but unluckily were beaten by the winners of Group 4, Slyne with Hest in the Semi- Finals.
St Peters came out on top in a tense final and are now one step away from Wembley.
All schools taking part have commented on the fantastic experience that their children had.
There have been many comments on social media about how well the tournament was run and how thankful everyone was to the board and the first team manager for allowing the day to go ahead.