Chigwell School hosted the Essex regional U11 sevens qualifiers, on a perfect autumn day. The tournament was enjoyed by thirteen participating schools split into two group; one of seven and one of six. The winners and runner up from each group progressed to the semi-finals.
In Group A’ Loyola Prep topped the group undefeated on 16 points after winning four and drawing one game. Heath Mount finished a close second with 15 points having only lost only to Loyola. In Group B St Edmund’s Prep qualified top of the group after three wins and two draws. Hosts, Chigwell, progressed in second place with ten points, having clinched their spot after a thrilling final match with last year's champions Duncombe.
The semi-finals where both very tight and exciting fixtures. Loyola Prep overcame Chigwell after a penalty shootout after the game finished goalless, the Loyola goalkeeper also saving a penalty kick during the match itself. Meanwhile, a single goal for Heath Mount against St Edmund’s ensured that they progressed to the final.
Thus Loyola and Heath Mount met for a second time in the Final and, whilst Heath Mount enjoyed more of the possession and territory, they could not find a way to goal and, when they did, yet again the Loyola goalkeeper was in sparkling form. With no goals after extra-time, it went to penalties and two more saves saw Loyola clinch the trophy and qualify for the National Finals.
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