Shocks, domination and one goal costs everything

Thirty-four teams from 11 schools took part in the Secondary School Games Futsal Tournament held at Medway Park, Gillingham. This was the third event of this year's Secondary School Games Series, organised by Medway Council's 2012 and Sports Development Team and supported by the Medway Messenger.SSG Futsal tournament 11 12

Futsal is played between two teams each with five players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. The game is played on a hard court surface with lined boundaries; the walls are not used. Futsal is played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular football. The rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity, ball control and passing in small spaces.

Year 7 Girls Tournament

Six teams took part in one group with every school playing each other once. Hundred of Hoo dominated the group, winning every game convincingly, scoring 30 goals and only conceding two goals. They beat their nearest rivals Fort Pitt 5-1.SSG girls futsal winners 11 12

1st Hundred of Hoo

2nd Fort Pitt

3rd Bishop of Rochester Academy

Year 7 Boys Tournament

Ten teams took part in two groups of five teams with the top two teams in the group qualifying for the semi finals. Both the Howard School and Greenacre dominated their respective groups winning every game and comfortably topping their groups.

Greenacre had to dig deep to get past the Hundred of Hoo in their semi final, winning 3-2. However, Chatham Grammar School for Boys upset the Howard School with a thumping 3-0 victory. Chatham Grammar continued their momentum in the final by beating the undefeated Greenacre 3-2, a reverse score line of their initial group encounter. The Howard School recovered to win 5-1 in the third place play-off against Hundred of Hoo.SSG boys futsal winners 11 12

1st Chatham Grammar School for Boys

2nd Greenacre

3rd Howard School

Year 8-9 Girls Tournament

Eight teams took part in one group with every school playing each other once. Fort Pitt won every game except for losing 2-0 to eventual runners-up Walderslade Girls.

Walderslade Girls had won every game before drawing 0-0 with Rainham School for Girls in their penultimate match. However, victory in their last match would have crowned them tournament winners, but they were surprisingly beaten 1-0 by the resilient Hundred of Hoo – Ironically this was the only goal Walderslade conceded during the whole tournament.

1st Fort Pitt

2nd Walderslade Girls

3rd Rainham School for Girls

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Year 8-9 Boys Tournament

Ten teams took part in two groups of five teams with the top two teams in the group qualifying for the semi finals. Hundred of Hoo dominated Group A winning every game. While Group B was a tight affair with Greenacre B just topping the group from the Howard School on goal difference.

Hundred of Hoo continued their good form in the semi finals beating Howard School 4-2. While Greenacre B upset the odds beating their dominant counterparts Greenacre A 4-3. They then went on the produce the shock of the day by beating the undefeated Hundred of Hoo 3-1 in the final. Greenacre A secured 3rd place beating the Howard School 3-2.

1st Greenacre BSSG Boys Futsal winners 11 12

2nd Hundred of Hoo

3rd Greenacre A

The winning schools in each category will now progress to the Kent School Games Futsal Finals, held at the University of Kent, Canterbury on Thursday, 2 and Monday, 6 February.

Medway Council's Sports Development and 2012 Team, who organise the Secondary School Games series, and both Medway School Sport Partnerships, would like to wish all winning teams the best of luck for the next round.

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