After a 4 week break the Thornes gala saw the U9s return to action and looked like they had never been away . The group stages went as follows:
Thornes 1-0 Ewan Broadbent
Nostell Miners 1-1 Kieran Stephenson
Altofts 1-0 Brad Graham
Ossett Town Lynx 3-1 James Higgins , Jacob Dransfield , Luke Townend
Thornes 1-0 Luke Townend
Altofts 3-0 Richard Flood
Ossett Town Mavericks 1-3 Max Pollitt
Altofts 1-2 Josh Childe
Thornes Max Pollitt (2)
So with the group stages over both the Tornados and Mavericks progress to the Semi Finals and faced each other again in a repeat of the Ossett Albion Gala semi . A thrilling game took place with both sides showing superb attacking intent and at full time they couldn’t be separated at 2 v 2 , Kieran Stephenson and Billy Pert for the Tornados with Luke Townend and Jacob Dransfield for the Mavericks. Extra time started with a Brad Graham thunderbolt slamming in to the back of the net from his own half for what would turn out to be the winner for Tornados 3 v 2
The Final sees a rematch with Nostell , after the group stage draw the Tornados dominant the game playing fast attacking football and after one flowing moving Billy Pert smashes the winner in from the edge of the box to give the Tornados a deserved win 1 v 0 .
Another day that showcased the talent and skill of the squad to the maximum again , the 3 sides played superbly and kept up there superb record in this summers galas. Well Done boys !!!