Sunday, 31 August 2014

Chris Kaberry wins his 2nd title in North Shields

Left to right: Jeff Parsons, John Bottomley, Andy Mill, Neil Youngson, Karl Dragan, Chris Kaberry
SHOCK WAVES rumbled through North Tyneside today as Chris Kaberry's side Malaga CF won the first WASPA tournament to be held in the area.

The group stages were tightly contested with Malaga winning group A and West Brom (Jeff Parsons) 2nd. Andy Mill's Brampton Palace outfit finished 3rd, but they should take heart form some excellent blocking and defensive play. Group B was won by Liverpool (Neil Youngson) whilst Roma (Karl Dragan) finnished runners up. John Bottomley's side Longfield Cosmos played some good attacking football all afternoon, but a poor result against Liverpool put them in third spot.
The finalists: Jeff Parsons (left) and Chris Kaberry with referee John Bottomley (middle)

The two semi finals were very tense affairs. Malaga v Roma ended 0 - 0 and it was Malaga that edged it 2 - 1 on sudden death penalty shots. Liverpool v West Brom drew 1 - 1 and held their nerve to win 3 - 1 on penalties. Before the final, there were two playoff games for 3rd & 4th and 5th & 6th. Liverpool v Roma ended 0 - 0 with Liverpool winning the shootout 1 - 0. The wooden spoon Game went to Longfield Cosmos 1 - 0 Brampton Palace. A tense final saw Malaga win 2 - 0 against West Brom. Chances were few, but Malaga took them when it mattered. Big thanks to Andy Mill for making a delicious Spaghetti Bolognaise at half time. The event was very successful and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

(Report by Chris Kaberry)