Farnham Fireballs outshine the Hawks

Friday 29th June 2018 3:13 pm
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A narrow escape for Farnham Fireballs as a Hawks shot flies just wide. ()

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FARNHAM’S youth floorball hockey teams produced some excellent results at the National Youth Floorball Cup, held at Cheltenham.

The U16 Fireballs played seven intense matches in one day, almost remaining unbeaten and earning a place in the final against Hawick Hawks from Scotland.

The Hawks scored first and then Farnham had a player sent off for a harsh interpretation of the substitution rule, leaving them with only four outfielders.

However, this fired up the young Fireballs and they stormed into a 3-1 lead with two minutes to go. The Scots then lost a player to the sin-bin and Farnham cruised home to retain the National U16 Cup, much to the delight of their supporters who had made the trip to Cheltenham for the big day.

The U13 Shooting Stars won all of their matches to reach the final, beating arch rivals Meon Hounds 1-0 in the process. The Hounds got their revenge in the final, though, the Cotswolds team deservedly winning 7-5. Eben Dring won the prize for highest goal-scorer in both age-groups with a superb tally of 17.

Rowledge Primary School showed some slick passing in their first ever National Cup competition and finished a creditable sixth.

The Farnham Fireballs were wearing their first new kit for 10 years, thanks to generous sponsorship from Farnham small businesses.

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