The Lancing Tournament is normally a great way to start the season off. There are a huge variety of teams, many of whom we don’t play regularly on our local circuit.
Today was a wet and windy Monday, but the standard of football was as high as ever, though not always from our side unfortunately.
There were 5 other teams in our pool, and we played each in a 10 minute game:
Copthorne 1 Westbourne House 4 – Scorer – Ben C
Copthorne 0 Bedes 5
Copthorne 4 Sompting 0 – Scorers – Ben C, Luca (2), Charlie
Copthorne 1 Solefield 1 – Scorer – Ben C
Copthorne 0 Hilden Grange 5
On the whole we were outplayed in the group games by some quality opponents, though we certainly played some better football in our third and fourth games. This put us 5th out of the 6 teams in our pool, seeing us qualify for the semi final of the aptly named Consolation Cup. Unfortunately there was little consolation to be had as we ran out 3-0 losers to Dorset House.
The Colts age group is probably the smallest at Copthorne, but our boys nevertheless put in a lot of effort and enjoyed themselves.
Well done, but let’s aim for better on Wednesday against Brambletye! DJ