On behalf of Cornwall Schools FA, we had the privilege to host yet another schools tournament which took place on Friday 11th October 2019. This time it was the West Area Qualifier for the English Schools’ FA Boys 7-a-side Open competition. The ESFA Open is a national tournament with Area, County & Regional qualifiers taking place to ascertain teams that progress to the national finals.
The tournament was a special day filled with action packed fixtures, some great goals, saves and tackles. All teams played in great spirt so well done to all involved.
The 10 teams that took part were in 2 groups of 5, with play-offs for the minor places as well as knock out games for Semi-Final, 3rd Place Play-Off & Final.
Placings (5th to 10th)
8th St Hilary
Alverton 0 Trewirgie 2
Parc Eglos 0 St Meriadoc 2
3rd / 4th Place Play Off
Parc Eglos beat Alverton
Trewirgie 0 St Meriadoc 0 aet (Trewirgie won 4-3 on penalties)
Qualifying Teams for the County Finals (3 schools)
1st – Trewirgie
2nd – St Meridoc
3rd – Parc Eglos
Thank you to:
The team of Young Sports Leaders from Mounts Bay Academy (Freddie Neaum, Rhys Hall, Tyler Dayus, Jago Hills & James Swan) who worked with Ray Brown (Cornwall Schools FA Executive Officer & Referee Tutor) to officiate the tournament. Also a special mention to the staff who brought the teams to the tournament, without your dedication the students would miss out on schools football. So a huge thanks for your support and to the players.