Poolfoot Farm held their annual Christmas Cup on Monday and Tuesday for local teams from Under 7s to Under 11s.
As temperatures dropped and the New Year was looming, children from across the Fylde Coast all headed down to Fleetwood Town’s training ground to compete in the site’s annual grassroots competition.
The youngest age group – Under 7s – started off the busy two days with BJFF Predators taking the crown, winning four of their seven games, and Fylde Coast Soccer Ronaldinhos finishing as runners-up.
Two groups were needed for the Under 8s as so many teams took part from the local area. In Group A, three teams finished in joint-first, which meant that knockout games were needed. FTJFC Blues, FY Wizards and Astley and Buckshaw all played their extra games, with the first two earning their spot in the overall final. The Blues ended up taking the cup after beating the Wizards 3-1.
In the Under 8s Group B, Poulton FC Reds topped the groups with 13 points – only losing one game in the cup - and Chipping Juniors were runners up with 11 points.
Fleetwood Town Juniors looked to dominate the Under 9s competition on Monday as the Reds had a flawless record, winning all five games, scoring 18 goals, and not conceding throughout the tournament. The Juniors’ Whites team also looked to keep a good run of form in the cup as they finished second with four wins and a draw from five games.
The Under 10s tournament saw each team compete in eight games in a single day, and it was AFC Blackpool who performed from start to finish in this age group, winning six and outscoring every other side.
The oldest age group in the tournament, the Under 11s, were up last in the 9v9 round-robin tournament. South Shore pushed it all the way to the end, but overall, finished second to FY Wizards who topped the group with 13 points.
It was a brilliant cup with lots of talent on show in the various age groups. Everyone at Poolfoot Farm hopes that everyone enjoyed their time playing on the site and hope to see you all again in the near future.