We arrived at Abbey Rangers 7 a side tournament with 8 players and the Sun in blistering form... (Literally)
Bedfont started the tournamnet with there first game against Egham Hawks which see Bedfont come out 2-1 winners.
Our second fixture was against tournament hosts Abbey Rangers Colts, this game also see Bedfont romp home with an impressive 4-0 win. With teams watching the way we played some lovely flowing football it was only a matter of time before a team lined up very defensivly against us, Yatley United Warriors were that team putting in a very impressive defensive display resulting in a well deserved 0-0 draw.
Bedfonts 4th game was against another Abbey Rangers Team (Diamonds) were normal service was resumed with Bedfont ending that game with another 2-0 win.
Our last group game was against Fleet Town Cobras were anther goalless draw was a nice end to a good group campain. with 3 wins and 2 draws this see Bedfont top the group.
The semi final was against Meadow SportsYouth, The boys were nervious but was also quiatly confident as we had only conceaded 1 goal from open play scoring 8.
The semi was played with both teams creating good chances keeping both keepers on there toes, Bedfont had the better of the chances but with the keeper coming out on top all the time, 0-0 at full time so straight to penaltys..... Bedfont started the shoot out and missed there first 3 penaltys..... yes you read right there first 3.... with Meadow Sports only one spot kick away from the final up stepped there player who's penalty was saved by Sports keeper... Sports then converted there 4th spot kick making it 2-1, Meadow Sports still had the chance to win the shoot out but again had there penatly saved, up stepped the next penalty taker for Sports who cooly slotted the ball home 2-2, Meadow Sports had there 5th penatly SAVED as well, Sports were now one kick away from the final..... up stepped Sports final penatly taker who ALSO MISSED..... we were now into suden death, who could hold there nerve the most? Meadow Sports stepped up and MISSED so it was down to Sports first penalty taker to step up and take another pen after missing his first spot kick.... He ran up and SLOTTED the ball home.... Sports WON the shoot out in sudden death and were now in the Final of the CUP against Mayford Athletic Jaguers.
The boys played a great final with both teams evenly match so again the only wat to sepurate both teams was to have another Penalty Shoot out...
Sports started the stronger scoring 2 of there first 3 and with Mayford missing 2 of there first 3 up stepped Sports 4th penalty taker the SCORE and bring home the silver ware........ CHAMPIONS 2017/18 (4-2 winners) on penaltys
The whole day was magical with the players growing in confidence in every minute of every game..... this shows the hard work that we have all been putting in over the last couple of seasons is finally starting to pay off....
5 sports clubs amongst winners in the Jewson Building Better Communities competition.