Under 8s Tournament – 26th October 2014
A great day of football organised by Mitcham Park where 8 teams competed in two groups of four.
Our boys were in a very tough Group 1 with Sutton United, AC Fulham and Mitcham Park Stripes; Group 2 was formed by Mitcham Park Colts, AC Fulham Colts, Corinthian Casuals and SCR Colts.
Our first match against Sutton United was well fought but, despite a great team effort, the more experienced Sutton United came out with a good win with a round result.
The boys kept their heads up and regained confidence in the second match against Mitcham Park Stripes. There was plenty of good football from both sizes. The game ended with a Merton FC tight but deserved win.
Our last match against AC Fulham saw a great performance in the first half where Merton FC had several chances to finish the half ahead of the opponents but the half finished with a draw. Fulham AC went ahead at the beginning of the second half with a good team combination. Our boys tried to equalise throwing everything they had but were left exposed to Fulham’s counter attacks and the game was lost perhaps with a result a bit too unkind.
The tournament’s final was played by Sutton United, winners of Group 1, and Fulham AC Colts, winners of Group 2. The game was won deservedly by Sutton United. However, all teams displayed good football and a great attitude towards the sport and were all rewarded with medals.
A big thank you to Mitcham Park FC for organising such a great event.