Shoot-out delight for Lemsford Pumas

PUBLISHED: 17:54 25 May 2009 | UPDATED: 22:15 26 October 2009

Lemsford Youth Pumas Under-10s won their age section of the King George Sumer Cup Tournament

Lemsford Youth Pumas Under-10s won their age section of the King George Sumer Cup Tournament

LEMSFORD Youth Pumas Under-10s defeated Bury Rangers Blues in a penalty shoot-out to win their age section of the King George Summer Cup Tournament. The Times Territory side played some great football on the day. They only conceded one goal in seven games

LEMSFORD Youth Pumas Under-10s defeated Bury Rangers Blues in a penalty shoot-out to win their age section of the King George Summer Cup Tournament.

The Times Territory side played some great football on the day.

They only conceded one goal in seven games played, and no team managed to beat them in what was an amazing football festival.

Fourteen teams entered the competition and the Pumas came away triumphant after winning their group stage outright.

That success lined-up a difficult final match against high-flying Bury Rangers Blues.

The climax was a very exciting game with end-to-end stuff, but it finished 0-0, which set up a very tense five minutes of extra-time.

Both sides went for the win but a goal never came and the drama of a penalty-shoot-out followed.

Pumas won on spot-kicks 2-1 and celebrations followed.

Manager Martin Ready was full of praise for festival organisers King George FC. He told the WHT: "It was such a fun day for all and clear that a lot of hard

work had gone into the event.

"The football was played in a real friendly atmosphere and true spirit of the game. The whole day had such a nice feel to it.


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