台北歐洲學校的Saturday Football U8 & U10春季盃於上週六(3月18日) 熱鬧舉行。
MFA U8隊當天的比賽是由Coach Ian帶領，在星期六上午的初階賽程中共踢了5場比賽。在球員們的努力下，在5場比賽後獲得了第三名，也就是說這些孩子們辛苦地踢進4強賽。這場比賽是一場硬戰，最後敗給Saturday Football隊比分2：1。但孩子們很快地重新振作精神，不放棄地繼續爭奪季軍，最後完封對手比分5：0拿下銅牌。
另外，在U10的比賽，則由Coach Dan帶著Heartbreakers女生隊和MFA U10隊。
Heartbreakers隊以0-0的慢步調開場，待女孩們都進入備戰狀態後；則奪下兩次1-0的勝利。這讓Heartbreakers 順利地進入隔天的決賽。星期天她們對上了星期六的隊伍“TES Sakura”，比賽一開始的前10分鐘，女孩們就被踢進2球，設法扳回一城的她們最後以2-2打平。比賽因此延長，來到精彩的PK 賽，3次的自由單挑，女孩們成功射進2球，以2-1拿下勝利。
Last weekend saw the Saturday Football Spring Cup take place at the Taipei European School for the U8 and U10 age categories.
The MFA U8 team were being led by Coach Ian and played 5 games in the group stage of the tournament on Saturday morning. The players did well and managed to secure third place after the 5 games meaning that they entered the semi final in 3rd place where they came up against the Saturday Football team. The game was a hard fought match with Saturday football winning 2:1 in the end. The boys lifted their spirits to come back in the 3rd and 4th place game and won convincingly 5:0 to take home the bronze medal.
In the U10 tournament Coach Dan took the Heartbreakers girls team and the MFA U10 team.
The Heartbreakers started the day slowly with a 0-0 draw however after that really got into gear recording two 1-0 victories against strong opposition. This secured them first place and a spot in the quarter finals the next day. On the Sunday they played against a team from Saturday Football called ‘TES Sakura’ . The girls once again started slowly going down 2-0 within the first 10 minutes but managed to battle back to 2-2 which is how the game finished after extra time. The match therefore went to penalties and the team did magnificently well to keep their nerve and go through 2-1.
In the semi finals the team tried their best but it wasn’t to be and game went the way of the other team ‘TES United’ who progressed to the final. For their first tournament the girls did fantastical well and should be very proud of themselves.
The MFA team started strongly on the Saturday with a convincing victory. They continued in this manner and recorded 3 victories to finish top of the group and go into the quarter finals.
On the Sunday the boys started slowly but managed to grind out a 1-0 victory. In the semi final the team played well and passed the ball much better with two great team goals firstly from Eric and then Tien Hung.
In the final the team struggled to pass the ball well but managed to again find the desire to win 3-1 with three fantastic goals from Lars! Well done to the team for winning all 6 games throughout the weekend and it gives us a great base to build on for future tournaments. The most pleasing thing was to see the desire of all the players to do well.
Here are a few photos of the weekend