Prestfelde win through to football finals

Shropshire’s Prestfelde School became the first qualifiers for a national football tournament when they defeated a range of rival teams in a regional competition.

The team of under 11 boys from the Shrewsbury school won the Midlands Independent Schools Football Association seven-a-side tournament, hosted by Repton School in Derbyshire.

“Prestfelde were well worthy of their victory, winning all five of their group matches against other preparatory schools from the Midlands,” said David Harvey, director of activities at Prestfelde.

“In the semi-finals Foremarke School put up a magnificent performance to hold Prestfelde to a 1-1 draw but we went through 2-1 on penalties.

“The final was a closely fought game but our team were probably the deserved winners over Terra Nova School by a narrow margin and the scoreline reflected this as they came through 2-1.

“We were the first team to qualify for the national finals and are now all very excited about playing at the event at the National Football Centre at St. George’s Park in May 2015.”

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