Hornchurch futsal club crowned Boccus Copper Box Cup champions
PUBLISHED: 17:00 27 July 2017
Finta Futsal were crowned champions of the Boccus Copper Box Cup last weekend as they sealed a 3-2 win over Cambridge Futsal in the final.
The Hornchurch-based club entered teams into the under-10s, under-11s and under-12 levels of the event, but it was the later who bagged the silverware.
Finta’s under-10s gave an extremely good account of themselves in a tough group stage, and although unable to progress to the final stages produced some fantastic futsal.
The under-11s went a step further, winning there group in style only to be beaten in the semi-final on penalties to Escolla futsal.
Following the under-10s and under-11s endeavours it was down to the under-12s, who proved to be the team to beat, going all the way to the final and winning in style.
Goals were in abundance from Jemiah Omolu and Harrison McMahon, who both scored their fair share of Fintas 15 goals, while stout defensive displays from Frankie Franz and Oliver Jones proved vital.
In the group stage Finta started with a 1-0 defeat although totally dominating the game.
Then a 0-0 draw and two wins in a row put them back on track and overall group winners.
The semi-final was a tough game with Finta running out 2-0 winners against hosts Baku Boccus.
The atmosphere in the Copper Box for the final was electric and both teams gave a good account of themselves and at half-time Finta had a 2-1 lead and looked in control.
With time running out and just two minutes left in the second half Cambridge Futsal equalised with a breakaway goal to make it 2-2.
Finta kept there composure and the break through came with only 26 seconds left on the clock, when Ryan Battrum scored an outstanding volley to seal the victory a 3-2 victory for his side, which crowned them champions.
The club celebrated their success at the end of season party later that evening.
Finta under-12s: Harrison McMahon, Jemiah Omolu, Jack Barnes, Frankie Franz, Fletcher Hobbard, Harry Gibbons, Oliver Jones and Ryan Battrum.