Aldersbrook win borough football tournament

The victorious Aldersbrook girls' Year Five & Six football team face the camera (pic: Langdon Academ

The victorious Aldersbrook girls' Year Five & Six football team face the camera (pic: Langdon Academy Sport Partnership) - Credit: Archant

Youngsters overcame challenge from plenty of rivals to triumph

Aldersbrook Primary School had plenty to celebrate after winning the London Borough of Newham Year Five & Six girls’ football competition.

Aldersbrook were one of 26 schools to take part in the competition, with entrants drawn from both the Langdon Academy Sport Partnership and the Cumberland School Sport Partnership

The initial group stage saw teams split into six groups, with two groups containing five teams and four groups containing four teams.

The teams that progressed from the group stages were Aldersbrook, Cleveland, Lathom, Avenue, Brampton, Vicarage, St Luke’s, Essex, North Beckton, St Joachim’s, Sandringham, St Winefride’s, Colegrave, Rosetta, Nelson and Langdon.

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Of those to reach the quarter-finals, Aldersbrook beat Avenue, Essex defeated Brampton, St Joachim’s saw off Sandringham and Nelson overcame Rosetta.

The semi-finals saw Aldersbrook triumph 1-0 over Essex, while Nelson beat St Joachim’s in a penalty shootout.

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Aldersbrook defeated Nelson 2-0 in the final, while St Joachim’s won the third-place play-off against Essex on penalties.

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