The latest news from the Community Department.
Hampton Hargate have won our Boys football community cup for the 2016/17 season. Hampton started the tournament very well, they were eager to better their runner up finish last year, in which they suffered a narrow defeat to Eye, in a game that could have gone either way. They went through the group stages, finishing top by a large margin. They won 4 out of 4, scoring 15 goals, they were on fire! They came up against Park Lane in the final and came out on top to lift the trophy.
This year, the standard of the tournament has been very high, with very good teams and players participating in it at the Grange, Netherton. The competition was run at a great standard, the feedback was positive and the players felt the sizes of the pitch were perfect for them. We look to go again bigger and even better, as we strive to provide the best events for the community. Hampton travel to Milton Keynes on 10th March.
They won the local community cup that was held at the Grange, Netherton, after beating Hampton College in a tense final. They had previously topped their group, and remained unbeaten throughout the local tournament.
As winners of the Local Finals, they were given the challenge of the Area Finals. This stage of the competition is where the standards become very high, as Local winners match up against each other to compete for a regional finals place.
Arthur Mellows started well, winning their first game against Sheffield Wednesday 4-0. They then went on to draw 0-0 with Nottingham Forest, a match which they had many chances but the Forest keeper was in fine form. They then beat Doncaster 1-0 before drawing 0-0 with Rotherham. They topped their group unbeaten and were drawn against Chesterfield in the Semi-Finals. They dominated the semi-final, and a great team goal gave them their 1-0 victory, and they progressed into the Final against Derby. In the final Derby had a very strong side, they had dominated their own respective group. Arthur Mellows were really up for it though, and scored late on in the game to win 1-0 and progress to the next round, the regional finals at the Sheffield Wednesday Training Academy on 3rd March. A successful tournament there could see them at Wembley in the National Finals.
Well done to all!