Double delight for Rugby Town Juniors at Southam Festival - The Rugby Observer

Double delight for Rugby Town Juniors at Southam Festival

Rugby Editorial 28th Jun, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

IT WAS an incredible weekend of sporting success for Rugby Town Juniors with two teams winning their respective age group at the Southam Festival.

The club’s Under-9 Lions lined up against some of the best teams from Warwickshire and Norhamptonshire area on Saturday and after a few tense matches, they arrived at the last group game needing a win over Daventry to progress to the knockout stage.

It was going to be a difficult task for the young Lions against the table toppers but two early goals and some heroic defending guaranteed them a place in the play-off.

Despite dominating their semi-final match, the Lions could not find a breakthrough and after the game went to penalties, it was the Lions who held their nerve to book a place in the final.

The final followed the same pattern and after another string of saves in the penalty shootout, Rugby Lions were crowned as champions of the Under-9 category.

Rugby’s Under-11 Pumas also tasted success at the Southam Festival after going through the whole tournament without conceding a goal and scoring no fewer than 20 themselves.

The group stage proved to be fairly comfortable but the semi-finals proved to be a more closely fought affair with debutant Thai scoring a free kick in the last minute to decide the outcome of the match.

Rugby came up against Warwick in the final and penalties followed a 0-0 draw with Rugby clinching the win to claim the cup which was their 11th trophy in 25 months.


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