Sticklepath triumph in police cup comp

Youngsters concede one goal as they go all the way.

BARNSTAPLE FC’s Mill Road football ground played host to some late season drama on Wednesday when nine local primary schools took part in an inter-primary schools’ football tournament.

The second annual Northern Devon Partnership Trophy was organised by police as part of the local force’s engagement with young people. Sports science foundation degree students from Petroc refereed the matches.

Police youth intervention officer PC Graham Lees said: “The idea is for police to interact with young people on a fun level so that they take more notice when we try to get more serious messages across.

“It was a great tournament with great football played and not too much arguing with the referees!”

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The tournament included teams from Bratton Fleming; South Molton; Georgeham; Sticklepath; Torrington; Pilton; Marwood; Orchard Vale; and Ilfracombe schools.

Sticklepath were the overall winners, beating South Molton 1-0 in the final, the decisive goal scored by Harry Evans. The winners only conceded one goal in the six games they played.

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For more action pictures from the final match, click on the gallery link at the top right of this page.

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