YOUTH: Carter's golden goal gives Conifers cup

Dorset Echo: GIRLS’ CHAMPIONS: Radipole Primary School GIRLS’ CHAMPIONS: Radipole Primary School

A LAST-GASP golden goal from Paul Carter earned Conifers Primary School the Large Schools Nash Cup after they defeated Wyke Regis 1-0 in the final.

In the group stages, Conifers drew with Holy Trinity 0-0 and Wyke Regis 0-0 before beating St Mary’s Middle School, Puddletown 4-0. Matthew White and Carter scored braces.

Wyke Regis drew 0-0 with Conifers and beat St Mary’s Middle, Puddletown 2-0 and Holy Trinity 1-0.

In the semi-finals, Conifers overcame St Osmund’s Middle 1-0 with a second-half penalty from the boot of Lewis Adams.

St Osmund’s Middle had played impressively on their way to the semi-finals with wins against Dorchester Middle (2-0), Radipole (2-0), St Andrew’s Primary (3-0) and St George’s (4-0).

In the small schools’ section, the trophy was shared after Chick-erell and IPACA Southwell played out a 0-0 stalemate in the final.

Chickerell had beaten Beechcroft St Paul’s 3-0, St John’s 2-0 and lost to IPACA Southwell 1-0 in the group stages.

IPACA Southwell overcame Beechcroft St Paul’s 5-0, St John’s 2-1 and Chickerell 1-0.

In the last four, Chickerell beat Bincombe Valley School, triumphed over IPACA Southwell and saw off Southill Primary.

Reigning champions Radipole romped to victory in style in the girls’ competition.

Last year’s winners overcame a spirited St Andrew’s side to win the final 2-0.

Radipole attacked from the start and showed their strength in midfield by controlling the game.

Demonstrating superb flowing football, they created many good chances which were only kept out by some very determined goalkeeping. Their relentless attacks finally paid off and both goals came courtesy of some superb link play and clinical finishing.

In group stage one, Radipole beat St Mary’s Middle School, Puddletown 1-0 and drew against Binmcombe.

St Mary’s Middle School, Puddletown overcame Bincombe Valley 1-0 but lost to Radipole.

St Andrew’s beat St Augustine’s School 2-0 and drew against Conifers 0-0 and Chickerell 1-1 in stage two.

Conifers Primary beat Chickerell 2-1, drew 0-0 against St Andrew’s Primary and lost 1-0 to St Augustine’s.

Radipole beat Conifers 1-0 in the semis and St Andrew’s Primary overcame St Mary’s Middle, Puddletown.

South Dorset Sports Association co-ordinator Don Whistance said: “The Nash Cup was superbly organised by Stuart Heath (Wey Valley) and his sport leaders, who refereed all the matches with great maturity.

“Elisabeth Orrell from Fairtrade provided the footballs for the competition, which were donated to the six schools who reached the semi-finals.

“All the children were a credit to their schools and there was a determined spirit to be as competitive and as fair in their performance throughout the afternoon.”

Nash Cup Results

Large schools: Conifers Primary 1 Wyke Regis 0

Small schools: Chickerell 0 IPACA Southwell 0 (both schools share the trophy for six months)

Girls’ Cup: Radipole 2 St Andrew’s 0

Fairplay Trophy donated by Fairtrade: Bincombe Valley Primary School

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