Penalty shoot-out success in first ever 9v9 tournament
Last Sunday saw Brinklow U10s travel to Leicestershire to compete in their first ever 9v9 tournament - a step into the unknown on a scorching hot day.
The boys arrived at Ibstock 9v9 full of beans and started brightly, winning their first three games before suffering a minor setback in the fourth. They regrouped and won the fifth to top the group with 12 points.
The quarter-final was where they came into their own with a stunning victory - the football was sublime and the goals they scored were amazing.
The semi-final was a tense affair against a more physical side but not deterred they gritted their teeth - flexed their muscles and did the job they set out to do.
Nothing better than a final to get the blood pumping and after an energy-sapping day the boys gave their all in the searing heat. They attacked with real style but try as they might could not find the finishing touch - the game ended goalless.
The penalty shoot-out that followed showed what spirit the boys have - they stuck together and watching them chasing after their teammate who converted the crucial spot kick brought a tear to the eye.
Another trophy and another part of their footballing journey - a truly magnificent day.
Well done boys - next season can’t come soon enough.