On Monday 9th January 2012 Active Sheffield hosted their second 6-a-side football tournament in as many months at Tapton Community Sports Centre. Again the event ran as smooth as expected and was an enjoyable evening for all who took part.
Due to last minute drop-outs only four teams managed to make the tournament but this took nothing away from the passion and excitement that came along with the event. After a somewhat slow start from both teams, Richard Brand’s Winn Gardens VI and Robert Dale’s Royal Standard FC made their way into the final and competed in a classic showdown. Do not let the 0-0 finishing scoreline fool you as this match possibly contained more chances than all of the preceding games combined. These included numerous saves from both goalkeepers, not to mention an open goal opportunity fluffed.
With the game ending in deadlock, a penalty shoot-out took place and was eventually clinched by Winn Gardens VI in sudden death as, after a Royal Standard miss, Nathan Reid slammed the final spot-kick into the top corner to make it 4-3 and claim the title.
Phillip Jarvest’s St Thomas Crookes FC finished in a close 3rd place after they deservedly defeated Jonathan Roper’s Side in a 3rd and 4th place play-off 6-2. The well organised outfit rushed into an early lead and then made it impossible for their opponents to get back into the game.
We would like to take the time to say well done and thank you to everyone who took part and look forward to seeing you in future events!