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School Sport: St Francis' show class to win Langdon Academy Sport Partnership event

PUBLISHED: 13:30 16 March 2017

St Francis' face the camera after winning the Year Five/Six Basketball boys competition this week (pic: Langdon Academy Sport Partnership).

St Francis' face the camera after winning the Year Five/Six Basketball boys competition this week (pic: Langdon Academy Sport Partnership).

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Local pupils get active in another fantastic sporting competition for schools in the Borough

Aldersbrook face the camera after finishing second in the Year Five/Six Basketball boys competition this week (pic: Langdon Academy Sport Partnership).Aldersbrook face the camera after finishing second in the Year Five/Six Basketball boys competition this week (pic: Langdon Academy Sport Partnership).

St Francis’ pupils shone in Wednesday’s Langdon Academy Sport Partnership event as they won the KS2 Year Five/Six Basketball boys competition.

Nine schools took part and were placed into three groups with the top three going through to the semi-finals.

The best second-placed club also reached the last four and most of the games were tight contests.

Aldersbrook topped Group One with two wins from two while St Joachim’s finished second after beating Langdon 12-0.

It would prove a crucial victory as it ensured St Joachim’s progressed as the best second-placed team.

Godwin demonstrated their class in Group Two with hard fought wins over rivals Nelson and St Edward’s.

Godwin face the camera after finishing third in the Year Five/Six Basketball boys competition this week (pic: Langdon Academy Sport Partnership).Godwin face the camera after finishing third in the Year Five/Six Basketball boys competition this week (pic: Langdon Academy Sport Partnership).

Nelson managed to edge out St Edward’s 8-6 to claim the runners-up spot, but it wasn’t enough to reach the last four.

Meanwhile St Francis’ smashed Grangewood 16-0 and Sandringham 17-0 to show their class in Group Three.

Sandringham bounce back to win 13-0 against Grangewood, but it wasn’t enough to see them reach the knock-out stage.

Aldersbrook impressed on their way to a 7-2 success over Godin to reach the final of the competition.

They were joined by St Francis’ who defeated St Joachim’s 10-4 in an exciting last four clash.

Godwin managed to finish third after a 4-2 win over St Joachim’s in the third/fourth place play-off.

The final was a tight contest with Aldersbrook and St Francis’ not giving each other a sniff throughout.

A entertaining match was eventually settled with St Francis’ claiming a 4-3 victory and taking the plaudits.

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