Accrington Academy hosted a year 5&6 football competition for players who hadn’t represented the school in football this year. Ten teams entered being split into two groups of five. Group A was won by St Marys Langho on goals scored (6) after finishing on 10 points with Benjamin Hargreaves who was 2nd scoring (5) goals, third in the group was Green Haworth with 6 points, 4th was Peel Park B on 3 points and 5th was Edisford with 0 points. St Marys Langho and Benjamin Hargreaves waited for the winners and runners up from Group B which would be Peel Park A in first place with 10 points ahead of St Leonards Langho who finished on 9 points, 3rd place went to Spring Hill on 5 points while 4th place was St Joseph’s Hurst Green with 2 points leaving St Marys Oswaldtwistle 5th with 1 point.
The semi-final stages saw 2 derby matches with Peel Park A versus Benjamin Hargreaves in the Hyndburn derby and St Leonards Langho vs. St Marys Langho in the Ribble Valley derby. Both games started really fast with all 4 teams having chances to score early. It was St Leonards Langho who booked there place in the final winning 2-0 against St Marys Langho they would play Peel Park A after drawing 0-0 versus Benjamin Hargreaves it was down to the dreaded penalty shootout which Peel Park won 5-4.
It was a replay of the group games as Benjamin Hargreaves played St Marys Langho in the 3rd/4th place playoff with the team from the Ribble Valley coming out on top with a 1-0 win to leave with Bronze medals, it was another success for Ribble Valley as St Leonards Langho beat Peel Park 2-0 in the final to win gold medals.
It was fantastic to see new players playing Football and getting the chance to represent there school, the football leagues run throughout the year and not 1 player playing tonight had played in them fixtures. Well done to everyone there was some fantastic Football played in good spirits from all players, teacher and parents.