On Saturday 10 December 2011 eight teams took part in the final of the VWHPSFA Indoor 5’s sponsored by 123ICT. The matches were keenly contested and the four schools to emerge from the group games were Millbrook A, St Edmunds, Whitchurch and Caldecott.
St. Edmund’s 1 Our Lady’s 0
Millbrook A 2 Long Furlong 1
St. Edmund’s 2 Millbrook A 3
Long Furlong 2 Our Lady’s 2
Our Lady’s 0 Millbrook A 0
Long Furlong 1 St.Edmund’s 4
Caldecott 4 Charlton 1
Whitchurch 4 Millbrook B 1
Caldecott 1 Whitchurch 5
Millbrook B 3 Charlton 2
Charlton 0 Whitchurch 6
Millbrook B 2 Caldecott 2
The semi-finals were particularly exciting as they both swung one way and then the other. Millbrook looked to be heading out but fought back from 2 down to take the semi-final into penalty kicks. Caldecott then had a penalty to take them through but were twarted by an excellent save and eventually succumbed in the sudden death shootout. Whitchurch also appeared to be cruising through. Their slick passing football put them 2 up but with time running out St Edmunds staged a remarkable come back with 3 quick fire goals putting them through.
Millbrook A 2 Caldecott 2 (4 – 3 penalties)
Whitchurch 2 St. Edmund’s 3
Millbrook again had to come from behind in the final as St Edmunds raced into an early lead. Millbrook replied with two goals and despite chances at both ends they held out to claim the title for the seventh time.
Millbrook A 2 St. Edmund’s 1
This is the thirty-sixth season that the tournament has been held and congratulations to Millbrook who added to their previous wins in 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1994 and 2007.
We should like to thank 123ICT for their very generous support of this season’s tournament.
Finally we should all like to thank the referees for giving so willingly of their time, King Alfred’s Community and Sports College (Graham Hand and the Sports Leader referees in particular) for their co-operation in holding the preliminary games and the staff of the Wantage Leisure Centre for their assistance and co-operation. We are all indebted to Matthew Brennan, Jake Potter and Danny Kinchin for their excellent officiating at the preliminary group games.