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Accrington Academy was the venue for 18 Hyndburn schools to competing in the annual football competition for year 3 & 4 children. The teams were split into 4 groups with the top placed team qualifying for the semi-final stage. Group A featured St Bartholomew’s A, All Saints B, Green Haworth, Benjamin Hargreaves and St Johns Great Harwood with Green Haworth topping the group. Group B saw Huncoat progress at the top of the group ahead of St Bartholomew’s B, St Anne & St Joseph’s A and Moorend. In group C It was between St Marys Oswaldtwistle A, St Anne & St Joseph’s B, Baxenden or St Marys Clayton who would qualify and it was Baxenden who were able to top the group. Joining them from group D would be either St Marys Oswaldtwistle B, All saints A, Peel Park, St Pauls or St John St Augustine and it was St Marys Oswaldtwistle B who qualified for the semi-finals.

In the semi-final stage Green Haworth played Huncoat and St Marys Oswaldtwistle B played Baxenden. Huncoat narrowly beat Green Haworth 1-0, while St Marys Oswaldtwistle B beat Baxenden 6-0 to progress to the final. In the final it was a game of few chances but with penalties looming Huncoat took their chance and won the game 1-0 to collect gold medals while St Marys Oswaldtwistle B took silver. In the third/fourth place game it was Green Haworth who took Bronze medals beating Baxenden 4-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

Thank you to all the teams who took part and supported the event. Congratulations to Huncoat who deserved the winners medals on the day.

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