Hosts AFC net double win at their own tournament

AFC Dunstable held another record-breaking tournament at the weekend with over 120 teams taking part.

Friday, 9th June 2017, 12:05 pm
Updated Saturday, 10th June 2017, 9:20 am
AFC Dunstable were crowned champions at their own tournament

Clubs arrived from Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to compete, along with West Bromwich Albion’s Academy Gloucester branch and Stourbridge from National League North.

The event got underway on Saturday with non-competitive U7s and U9s matches, before the U11s tournament saw Woburn and Wavendon triumph.

AFC Rushden and Diamonds defeated local rivals Wellingborough Whitworths in the U13s event to secure the trophy.

AFC Dunstable youngsters celebrate victory

AFC Dunstable’s U15s came through a penalty shoot out 4-3 against Bushey Rangers to lift the trophy.

On Sunday, the U8s section, which was non-competitive, saw 12 teams produce some fine matches.

The U10s tournament saw Milton Keynes-based Grange Park finish as champions, while Great Linford won the U12s event.

The U14s competition was a very high standard as not only had AFC’s EJA team entered, their Junior Premier League team also took part, while Cambridge City, Watford Youth, Hemel Hempstead Town, AFC Rushden and Diamonds to name just a few were in action too.

AFC Dunstable youngsters celebrate victory

AFC’s EJA team were too strong though as they defeated Stony Stratford Town 1-0 in the final.