School Sport: Central Park triumph in Tag Rugby Mixed Competition hosted by Langdon Academy Sports Partnership and Cumberland Sports Partnership
PUBLISHED: 08:30 02 March 2017
Local pupils get active in another fantastic sporting competition for schools in the Borough
Central Park pupils shone in Tuesday’s London Borough of Newham event as they won the Tag Rugby Mixed Competition involving 24 schools.
Langdon Academy Sports Partnership and Cumberland Sports Partnership joined forces to put on the event.
Schools were placed into four groups with the top four from each reaching the last 16, which was a straight knock-out.
Central Park demonstrated their potential from the start as they topped Group One after winning all five games.
Lathom, Rosetta and St James’ finished second, third and fourth respectively in the competitive group.
St Antony’s were first in Group Two with Scott Wilkie, Nelson and Elmhurst doing enough to reach the last 16.
Essex appeared to be a rival for Central Park from the off as they topped Group Three with a 100 per cent record.
St Edward’s were equally impressive – coming second with four wins while Hallsville and St Joachim’s reached the knock-out stages too.
Sandringham finished first in Group Four with St Helen’s, Tollgate and Godwin qualifying for the next stage.
Central Park beat Godwin 3-0 in the last 16 with Essex beating Elmhurst by the same scoreline.
St Antony’s triumped 3-1 over St Joachim’s while Sandringham defeated St James’ 3-0.
Tollgate beat Latham 1-0 and Nelson progressed past St Edward’s by the same score to reach the last eight.
Scott Wilkie beat Hallsville 2-1 in the last 16 before St Helen’s reached the quarter-finals with a 1-0 success over Rosetta.
All of the last eight clashes were tight with Central Park beating Essex 1-0 and Sandringham winning 2-1 over St Antony’s.
Nelson and St Helen’s were both 1-0 victors against Tollgate and Scott Wilkie respectively to reach the semi’s.
Central Park again claimed a 1-0 win in the last four to see off Nelson while Sandringham beat St Helen’s by the same scoreline.
St Helen’s bounced back to earn a 1-0 triumph over Nelson and finish third overall before the final took place.
Yet again it was close, but Central Park proved to strong and claimed another 1-0 win over Sandringham to win the competition.