Beaver Scouts from nine Colonies namely Ballaugh, 1st Douglas Buggane, 1st Douglas Loaghtan, Malew, Onchan Tuesday, Onchan Thursday, Peel Tuesday, Peel Friday and Rushen took part in the five aside football competition held at the Tommy Clucas Sports Hall, Peel on Sunday 29th January.
Some Colonies entered more than one team, so there were twelve teams altogether which were split into two leagues with each team playing all the others in its group. The winner in each league qualified for the final. The Beavers had a great time and enjoyed some very exciting games. Some teams were very evenly matched so several games ended in draws. During the afternoon 49 goals were scored.
Before the final a penalty competition was held. Aaron Rumney, a young Leader from Onchan, agreed to be the goalkeeper and every Beaver Scout took turns to try to score a penalty against him. Those who were successful went through to the next round to try to beat the goalie again. Three Beaver Scouts tied for first place. They were Henry form 1st Douglas, Jack from Onchan Thursday and Max from Peel.
Ballaugh and Onchan Thursday ‘Bulls’ topped their leagues so went on to play each other in the final.. Both teams played brilliantly and at full time there was no score. The game continued into extra time and Vinnie Wood scored his tenth goal of the day and the winning goal for Onchan Thursday ‘Bulls’.
The winners, Onchan Thursday ‘Bulls’, were presented with the Football Shield and a replica and Ballaugh received a runners up trophy. All the Beavers in the final were awarded medals as were the three Beavers who won the penalty contest.
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