St Edmundsbury and Hardwick claim the glory

CHAMPIONS: The St Edmundsbury team
CHAMPIONS: The St Edmundsbury team

Bury St Edmunds and District Primary School Football League recently held their own ‘Champions League’ Finals at Westgate Primary School.

After some very entertaining group stage matches, the day culminated with two well-fought finals.

In the Year Six competition, St Edmundsbury took an early lead in their final, before opponents Abbots Green responded to go 2-1 up.

Abbots Green then hit the woodwork twice, before St Edmundsbury levelled to make it 2-2 going into half-time.

In the second half, St Edmundsbury scored early on to regain their advantage, before scoring a fourth goal to complete a 4-2 win and run out very worthy winners.

In the Year Four competition, Abbots Green played some good football in the final, but their opponents Hardwick just seemed stronger and wanted it more. Despite a well-struck penalty, the Hardwick goalkeeper made a great save in a very even first half.

Hardwick took an early lead in the second half, before a great save from their goalkeeper kept the score at 1-0.

Abbots Green tried to press for an equaliser, but Hardwick scored two more goals to secure a 3-0 win and eventually get their name on the trophy after 20 years of trying.