Back in January we witnessed some incredible talent on show at the FA Youth Futsal Cup in Devon.
Firstly a huge congratulations to all teams competing in these Devon County Finals as they were a credit to the teams they were representing.
On Saturday 12th January we saw the girls compete to reach the South West Regional Finals, and then on the Sunday it was the turn of ‘mixed’ teams.
Following heats within all of our youth leagues subsidised/run by Devon FA, each league was represented by 2 teams at each age group, with places in the South West Regional Finals up for grabs.
Below is a full league table for the winners of each league.
The winners now progress to South West Finals in March where they will take on teams from Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
Winners: MAP Juniors (DJM League)
Runners-Up: Central (Devon County Girls League)
Winners: Roselands (Pioneer Youth League)
Runners-Up: MAP Juniors (DJM League)
Winners: Signal Box (DJM League)
Runners-Up: MAP Juniors (DJM league)
Winners: MAP Juniors (DJM league)
Runners-Up: Barnstaple (North Devon Youth League)
Winners: Plymouth Aspire (DJM League)
Runners-Up: Plymouth Phoenix (Devon County Girls League)
Winners: Alphington (Exeter & District Youth League)
Runners-Up: Plymstock United (DJM League)
Winners: Brixington Blues (Devon County Girls League)
Runners-Up: Crediton (Devon County Girls League)
Winners: Marjon St. John U15 (DJM League)
Runners-Up: Marjon St. Mark U16 (DJM League)
Saturday 12th January – Girls Group Stages Round-Up
During the girls heats it was MAP Juniors who ran away with victory by beating Central and finishing top the table winning 4-in-4. A massive well done to all teams that competed in the U10 group; Fremington and Plymouth Phoenix putting in a valiant effort.
(MAP Juniors U10) - Group Winners
It was then the turn of the U12 Girls group with Signal Box and MAP finishing joint top of the group on 12 points, playing 5 games in total. Crediton were just behind on 9 points, whilst Ilfracombe, Fremington and Newton Fire salvaged at least a victory each.
(Signal Box U12) - Group Winners
Lastly it was the U14 & U16 Girls groups as Plymouth Aspire went the whole group stage unbeaten winning four and drawing one, meaning they finished top of the table. Only three points separated them in first with Plymouth Phoenix and Crediton. Signal Box, Bideford and Braunton Wanderers made up the rest of the group but again showed immense character and quality throughout.
(Plymouth Aspire U14) - Group Winners
Finally, we witnessed Brixington Blues win the U16 Girls group by a single point. A crunch match between the Blues and Crediton ensured there was only one winner. Fremington, Bideford and Plymouth Aspire were superb all through the group stages however could only muster a single victory between all three teams.
(Brixington Blues U16) - Group Winners
Sunday 13th January – Mixed Group Round-Up
To the Sunday mixed group stages and what talent we had on show – a huge credit to futsal in Devon!
The U10’s group was highly competitive with a final between MAP Juniors and Roselands on the cards. Both teams were unbeaten in their groups, yet eventually Roselands ran out 3-1 winners against MAP Juniors. A big shout out too Bideford, Fusion, Stoke Hill, Barnstaple and West Exe for their brilliant attitude and skill throughout.
(Roselands U10) - Group Winners
Onto the U12 group and Marine Academy won their competition on penalties after drawing 2-2 in the final with Barnstaple. The U12 group was made up of some fantastic players and teams. A massive well done to Central City, Marldon, SB Frankfort, Dawlish United, Galmpton United and Eastside for their participation on the day.
(MAP Juniors U12) - Group Winners
A north Devon side were victorious in the U14 group with Alphington beating Plymstock United on penalties. Alphington went the whole day unbeaten whilst Plymstock’s only loss was to the eventually winners. The rest of the groups were superb all day and we want to thank; Barnstaple, Torquay Academy, Marine Academy, Bideford, Culm Sampford and Stoke Gabriel.
(Alphington U14) - Group Winners
Finally, the U16 group was goal-galore throughout the group with an average of 6 goals per game. With a group made up of Marjon St John, Marjon St Mark, Newton Abbot Spurs and Galmpton United it was already on the cards to be a brilliant group. Eventually Marjon St John won the group and now go onto the South West Regional Finals.
(Marjon St. John U15) - Group Winners
Stay tuned here to see how our Devon sides get on in the South West Regional Finals which take place on Saturday 23rd March for the girls groups and Sunday 24th March for the mixed groups.
For any more information on Futsal in Devon please contact Dai Carpenter on firstname.lastname@example.org