12U Winners’ Cup
Thanks to all the teams that competed in our 12U Winners’ Cup last weekend. We had 8 boys and 6 girls team competing in tough conditions with the Saturday being a typical humid New England day with the Sunday then becoming almost fall like as temperatures dropped by about 20 degrees! With no rain though it meant time for some soccer!
On Saturday with 4 fields being occupied our expert crew of referees, field marshals and trainers made sure everything ran smoothly. On the boys side we had 2 groups with Mutiny FC, Galway Rovers, United Soccer Club and the New England Navigators whilst in the second we had JSSA, Strikers United, South Shore Select and Mach 1 FC. South Shore Select swept all before them and eventually beat a spirited United SC in the final who made it past some very tough teams in their group.
Meanwhile with the girls being 2 groups f 3 the schedule meant that on the Sunday St Michalis had to win their final game against Strikers United for the privilege of playing them again the final. Along with these 2 teams were Strikers United Nashoba, Green Lions, Explosion and Nova. After beating Strikers United 3-2 in their final game the 2 teams played each other again and after full time they could not be superheated as we ended with a 1-1 tie. That meant the dreaded penalty kicks which saw Strikers United get the win but really it would have been great to see both teams pick up the Winners’ Cup after such a great game.
Thanks for all the teams, clubs, players, parents, referees and assistants that made this such a great success and we look forward to doing it all over again with even more age groups this fall!
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