The 1989 SKLPC TournamentMarch 22, 2017
Sunday 2nd July at Parkside sports centre saw the convergence of over 100 hopeful Maradonas and Shiltons in the chase for the title of SKLP 5 a side champions. Not only was the team turnout outstanding, an impressive number of supports also attended to make the tournament a huge success.
After about an hour of setting up and team practising the action got underway. The over 16 matches started of with Bendev playing Baladia Youth Club A who’s goal keeper not only gave a commendable performance throughout the competition but also managed to entertain the spectators. The game however, although comprising of skill ended in a disappointed draw.
Last years champions Multiglaze got their campaign underway by ending the drought of goals encountered in the first few games of the tournament. The provided a display of ruthless efficiency beating newcomers Desert Raiders by 8 goals to nil.
Meanwhile across the turf the under 16s were also beavering away motivated by the glory of the finals at Willesden projected in their mind.
Following the break for lunch the under 16s tournament was growing to a desperate battle for qualification between 3 teams in group 2; Bendev, BYC (A), and Madhapur Youth Assoc. M.Y.A who were new to the competition were certainly one of the teams who made an impact on their debut. They had a place in the semi-finals resting on their last match against Bendev. Wining would have meant Bendev failing to qualify. However this was not to be their year. Bendev managed to hold them to a goalless draw and so went to qualify at the expense of this brave new side.
Group 2 finally saw Bendev together with BYC go to Willesden for a place in the semi-finals. The Kingsbury Construction boys who provided a consistent performance throughout the tournament managed to fight of their rivals and claim a place in the semi-finals together with Multiglaze who ended the day leading group 1 with a comfortable margin and without conceding any goals.
The following teams will play in the semi-finals at Willesden on Sunday 13th August
Multiglaze v Baladia Youth Club (A)
Kingsbury Const. v. Bendev
Baladia Youth Club (A) v Jayanti’s Team
Rajesh’s Team v. Sujapur Social Club
Thank you to all the teams that took part and the spectators that attended that made this afternoon the success it was.
Finally may I take this opportunity on behalf on SKLP FC to thank Vascroft Ltd for their sponsorship of £900 and for their support towards the club.
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