On Monday 5th December a group our A2 year 14 pupils organised a World Cup themed indoor football competition for their A2 coursework at the Lakeland Forum. 5 local Fermanagh primary schools entered the event each representing a country partaking in the World Cup. The event commenced with a round robin format followed by a quarter final, semi-final and final.
The event was kicked off by Jones Memorial playing Enniskillen Model. Jones Memorial edged out The Model in the opener. Then it was time for the impressive Kesh to take to the stage. Kesh comfortably cruised through the group stage scoring 9 goals whilst keeping a clean sheet. Jones memorial finished second in the group closely followed behind by Moat Primary. In 4th place was The Model and finishing the group stage in 5th was Erne Integrated Primary. This meant that Kesh qualified straight into the final.
The first quarter final match was a cracker, a 2-2 draw between Integrated and Jones’ resulted in a penalty shoot out to see who qualified for the semi-final. 3 superb penalties and one great save meant that Jones Memorial qualified for the semi-final. Their opponent would be decided in the next game where the model faced up against the Moat. In an exciting match filled with lots of individual quality the Model knocked out the Moat.
This resulted in the Model facing Jones Memorial to have the opportunity to participate against the well-rested Kesh in the final. The semi-final match was very tight and was level at 2-2 coming into the final minutes until a moment of magic from a Jones Memorial midfielder, after beating the defender to the ball Jones’ midfielder unleashed a rocket from his right boot straight into the top corner of the Model net, the goal was enough to see off a disappointed model side.
The final was now set Kesh vs Jones’. The well-rested kesh team came out all guns blazing going 3-0 up inside a number of minutes. Rueben Clarke who finished competition’s top goal scorer bagged 2. However, a resilient jones’ defence prevented them from widening this lead. Jones’ found their form as they started pressuring the kesh defence who were determined to keep their clean sheet. A moment of magic from Jones’ forward Islam sparked a comeback for his side. The pressure kept piling on the kesh defence as Jones Memorial pulled back another goal late in the game, but Kesh’s early goals proved too much and helped them to an impressive victory.
The students would like to congratulate Kesh on their victory and a special congratulation to Kesh superstar Imogen Jones who was chosen as the competition’s player of the tournament. The students would also like to thank all the participating schools for coming to the event and were very impressed with the ability shown at the event.
Enniskillen Royal Grammar School would like to thank Elite Electronics for their generous donation to help fund this event. They were represented by Luke from their marketing team who presented the medals, trophies and certificates to the teams and players.