Finta Futsal boys crowned national 3v3 champions in stunning style at Liverpool

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 August 2018

Finta under-12s Frankie Franz, Fletcher Hubbard and Harrison McMahon were crowned champions (Pic: Steven McMahon)

Finta under-12s Frankie Franz, Fletcher Hubbard and Harrison McMahon were crowned champions (Pic: Steven McMahon)


Finta Futsal had a lot to cheer about with two teams enjoying success at the 3v3 national finals at Liverpool FC.

Finta under-9s Zachary McMahon, Harrison Palmer and Reggie Franz  (Pic: Steven McMahon)Finta under-9s Zachary McMahon, Harrison Palmer and Reggie Franz (Pic: Steven McMahon)

The under-nines and under-12s both progressed from the regional finals at Manchester earlier in the year and got to play at Liverpool FC’s Academy to compete for the right to be named the National champions.

Winning teams representing all regions of the country were grouped together with the top two from each group progressing to the quarter-final.

Finta’s under-nines were first up and managed to grasp second place in their group with two wins, one draw and one loss.

The quarter final produced a great performance from the Finta players Zachary McMahon, Reggie Franz and Harrison Palmer all getting on the scoresheet and running out 7-4 winners.

The semi-final was closely fought and remained level at 2-2 until the last few minutes.

The Finta boys attacked but were caught on the break, eventually losing out by a 4-2 margin.

Coaches Matt Franz and Steve McMahon were very proud of all of the boys, who worked extremely hard to get that far.

The under-12 boys – Frankie Franz, Fletcher Hubbard, and Harrison McMahon – were competing in the under-13 category and came up against some stiff opposition.

They won the first group game but conceded early in the second group game and were unable to recover.

That defeat was the catalyst for the Finta players to raise the tempo and produce some great futsal, resulting in wins in the remaining group matches.

Finta progressed to the quarter final as runners-up in their group and that tie ended up a one-way affair with Finta winning 6-0.

Then came the semi-final which was a tight match with Finta winning 3-2 after showing great hunger and desire to progress.

West Brom were to Finta’s opponents in the final and they managed to save their best performance to last as the score finished 8-2 to Finta to see them crowned as the new National champions.


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