School Sports: Valence runners-up at Premier League Primary Stars Tournament regional finals
PUBLISHED: 17:00 28 February 2018
Youngsters impressed against rivals from across the south east and London
Valence youngsters had a great time at the regional round of the Premier Primary Stars Tournament, finishing as runners-up.
The Dagenham school progressed to the regional finals, which were held at West Ham United Football Academy in Newham, after coming through a qualifier.
Valence finished at the top of their group in the opening round, finishing ahead of Clockhouse, Cathedral, Kensington and Winston Way.
In the quarter-finals, Valence came up against familiar foes Grafton, but progressed thanks to a spectacular goal.
Valence then took on Ingatestone in the semi-finals, with another fine strike helping to seal a narrow win for the Dagenham school.
In the final, Valence were pitted against a competitive Churchfields team to decide who would progress to the national finals at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium.
Unfortunately for Valence, the final proved to be a bridge too far as they suffered defeat, but the youngsters can still be proud of their efforts.
Valence: Bangurah, Inayat, Efobi, Mintah, McKenzie, Shonuge, Bandera, Sacevicius.
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