The Tiger’s traveled out of the county to play in a very well run highly competitive tournament in Oxfordshire.
The Tigers were sporting their new summer kit with short sleeves. The lads started quickly beating the hosts 4-0 goals from Hudson 3 and Toby. Next up was Eastington reds and a 3-1 win goals from Alfie 2 and Filip. 3rd up was Tower Hill and a tough game saw us triumph 2-1 goals from Hudson and Alfie. Our last group game saw us defeat a strong Halse team 2-0 goals from Hudson and a thunderbolt free kick from Toby.
All the lads had been on the top of their game throughout the group stages, Tom in goal was making it very difficult for anyone to score. Toby and Oli H were strong in defence and Hudson, Kaydon, Alfie and Filip were combining well in attack. With us topping our group we played the runners up of the other group, Charlton, in the semi final. A very physical side who gave us plenty of problems, with neither team able to break the deadlock it looked like we were heading for extra time, until a long range shot from Toby was parried up in the air for Hudson to follow in, the goals panel have given half a goal to each. On to the final where we played Easington Sports, who had topped their group and won their semi final with ease.
The final was 7 mins each way. The lads started slowly and a lovely passing moving from Easington saw them deservedly 1-0 up. The first half in fairness was all Easington, but they couldn’t find another goal. At half time we changed a few things and went a little more direct, and asked the lads to get there shots off early, with only 7 mins to turn things around. 2 mins in we were still 1 down when Kaydon picked up the ball in his own half, beat his man and then let rip an unstoppable power driver into the top corner from just inside their half!
The Tigers were now in full flow, Alfie had a chance, Filip was solid in the middle and Toby and Oli were playing out from the back nicely. With a minute to go Hudson found some space on the right and again absolutely smashed the ball into the goal, giving the keeper no chance.
The lads played out the last minute and were crowned deserved Champions.