Green Lanes claim second successive victory at Hatfield schools’ Year 3 Festival of Football

PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:34 19 June 2018

Green Lanes School at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

Green Lanes School at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Green Lanes took the honours for the second year in a row by claiming the Hatfield Schools’ Year 3 Festival of Football.

St Philip Howard School at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOSt Philip Howard School at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

Held at De Havilland Primary School, Green Lanes beat off competition from six other schools to lift the trophy after a 3-0 win over St Philip Howard.

St Mary's School at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOSt Mary's School at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

There was plenty of exciting football on show with some wonderful goals being scored.

The Ryde School at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Ryde School at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

The group stages saw the teams split into two groups.

Oak View School at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOOak View School at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

Green Lanes were joined by the hosts, De Havilland, in the semi-finals as the pair battled past The Ryde and St Mary’s.

De Havilland School at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOODe Havilland School at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

In the other group, the sides played a total of four games with Birchwood Avenue heading into the semi-finals with St Philip Howard at the expense of Oak View.

Birchwood School at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOBirchwood School at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

The first semi-final saw St Philip Howard take a very early lead against De Havilland and although the hosts battled back, St Philip held on to the 1-0 win.

De Havilland School in action against Green Lanes at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOODe Havilland School in action against Green Lanes at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

In the other semi Green Lanes played a fine brand of passing football which allowed them to unlock the Birchwood Avenue defence, finishing as deserved 4-0 winners.

St Mary's in action against The Ryde at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOSt Mary's in action against The Ryde at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

In the final itself, Green Lanes started strongly and again took the lead that St Philip could not claw back.

St Philip Howard celebrate a goal at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOSt Philip Howard celebrate a goal at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

A spokesman for the tournament said: “Congratulations to the girls and boys of all of the schools for their skills, effort and the sporting conduct they showed during their matches.

St Mary's in action against The Ryde at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOSt Mary's in action against The Ryde at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

“We also recognise the valuable contribution of the Year 6 children from De Havilland who refereed the tournament skilfully and all the parents and families who offered great support and encouragement throughout the afternoon.”

St Mary's in action against The Ryde at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOSt Mary's in action against The Ryde at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

St Mary's in action against Green Lanes at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOSt Mary's in action against Green Lanes at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

St Mary's in action against Green Lanes at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOSt Mary's in action against Green Lanes at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

St Mary's in action against Green Lanes at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOSt Mary's in action against Green Lanes at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

St Mary's in action against Green Lanes at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOSt Mary's in action against Green Lanes at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

St Philip Howard in action against Birchwood at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOSt Philip Howard in action against Birchwood at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

St Philip Howard in action against Birchwood at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOSt Philip Howard in action against Birchwood at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

St Philip Howard in action against Birchwood at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOOSt Philip Howard in action against Birchwood at the Hatfield school's year 3 football tournament at De Havilland School. Picture: DANNY LOO

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