On Tuesday 14th May 2013 Active Schools hosted their annual secondary schools Football Championships at Ochilview Park, home of Stenhousemuir FC. The morning session saw the S1/2 boys and S1-3 girls’ competitions taking place in very windy conditions. St Mungo’s High School won the S1/2 boys competition beating Graeme High School 2-0 in the final and the girls’ competition, which was run in a league format, was won by Graeme High School. In the afternoon it was the turn of the S3/4 boys to take the field for their competition. If anything the wind was blowing stronger and the rain falling harder at times in the afternoon but a hard fought competition was won by Falkirk High School who defeated Graeme High School ‘B’ 1-0 in the final.
Two days later it was the turn of the primary school teams to take the field at Ochilview and with the weather much improved from the secondary event, there was the promise of a great day of football. The competition did not disappoint and after two group stages the semi-final line up was St Francis’ PS V Shieldhill PS and Maddiston PS V Carron PS. Carron PS progressed to the final with a 3-1 victory over Maddiston PS but the other semi-final was decided on penalties with St Francis’ PS narrowly edging out Shieldlhill PS. The third place playoff also saw another penalty shootout and this time Shieldlhill PS were victorious to take third place ahead of Maddiston PS in fourth. That just left the final to decide who would lift the trophy; St Francis’ PS had made it to the final last year losing out to St Andrew’s PS and this year they would face a very strong team from Carron PS that had impressed throughout the day. St Francis’ PS took the lead with a spectacular strike from just inside the Carron PS half but this just served to light a spark under the Carron PS team who fought back to take the title 3-1 and finish the day undefeated.
Thanks go to all who took part and help to organise and run these events and to Stenhousemuir FC for allowing us to use their facility.
See the Final Standings (PDF, 108KB)