Under 6 World Cup

On Saturday 23rd June One Touch Football hosted a school Year One (Under6) World Cup Tournament at Ryhall Playing Fields, the sun was shining and the scene was set for a perfect day of football fun.

The tournament included twelve teams: Bourne Town FC, Deeping Rangers FC, Thurlby Tigers FC, Leverington FC, Orton Rangers FC and One Touch Football. The teams were split into three groups where a round robin tournament took place to find the winners of each group to go through to the Plate and Cup draw where further matches were to be played.

Finishing at the top of each group were Leverington FC, One Touch Football White and Bourne Town Blue. The final team to qualify was Orton Rangers who were the best-placed runners up.
The World “Cup” got underway and saw One Touch Football White draw Bourne Town Blues in the semi final. A strong Bourne Town Blues team took the win, with the game finishing 2-1. The other semi final game saw Leverington FC play Orton Rangers. A tense game, which sent the game penalties with Leverington FC coming out on top.
The final was between Bourne Town Blues and Leverington FC. The level of football was unreal for the U6 age group. A strong Leverington FC team again was victorious and was crowned World Cup champions.

In the smaller World Cup also known as the Plate saw the best second placed teams play for who would be crown the U6 Plate Champions. The teams who qualified were Thurlby Black FC, Whittlesey FC, Deeping Claret and finally One Touch Football Red who just went through on goal difference.
In the semi final One Touch Football Red were to play Deeping Claret FC and were triumphant sending them through to the Plate final. A convincing Thurlby Black FC fought of Whittlesey FC in their semi final match to send them through to the final.
The final was a very tense, well fought battle by both teams, the score line remaining 0-0 for the majority of the match. A small break for One Touch Red sending them into the lead 1-0 with minutes to spare to be crown Plate Champions.

Tournament organizer, Glenn Vaughan, commented, “It was a fantastic morning of football and good to see over 120 young budding footballers playing in a fun and relaxed environment. I would like to thank everyone that attended for making the tournament inclusive enjoyable and family orientated. The feedback I have received from parents, spectators and managers and even some of the players has been encouraging and delightful”