Third time lucky for Belford

Belford First School winners of the Wooler Tournament 2014
Belford First School winners of the Wooler Tournament 2014

The annual Wooler First School Football Tournament resulted in Belford winning the competition in a tense final against Wooler.

The popular grassroots event is held in aid of school funds and is organised by Trident Soccer.

Belford have been tournament runners-up on two recent occasions, but finally took the silverware against their neighbouring school.

Belford First School were runners-up in June against Hipsburn in the Hipsburn Tournament.

They then lost out to Wooler in the Sean Simpson Memorial Trophy played earlier this month.

This time, the team went one better to be crowned champions at the Wooler tournament, according to Trident Soccer director Ryan Jobson.

He said: “Belford were extremely unlucky on both occasions but have proved a resilient team and came back strongly for a deserved win. I would therefore like to thank all the children, parents, teachers and staff for their support as well as FA referees, Peter Taylor from Wooler and Richard Kelly from Amble, for officiating at the event.”