Ormer FC travelled to Dorset for their third tournament of their May mini tour. To our delight we ere joined by our Chairman Wayne Du Port on a sizzling summers day. The squad was further boosted by the return of Fin Du Port. The Burton Youth tournament is slightly different form the two preceding tournaments in that it is seven aside football.
Ormer FC were drawn in group B along side Logfleet, Coed Eva Athletic Yellows, Burton Youth Bulldogs, Bransgore and Burton Youth Warriors. First up was a game against Longfleet and it wasn't long before the Ormer's were ahead through a Josh Duddy strike. However the Ormer's were made to pay for a lapse of concentration at a corner and were duly punished with Longfleet's only attempt on goal. Ormer FC 1 Longfleet 1.
In the second league game, Ormer came up against Bransgore. In what was to become a feature of the tournament this was a tight affair largely due to the size of goals. However Ormer stuck to their task and ran out 1-0 winners as Du Port finished of a slick passage of Ormer play.
The third game in the group looked to be the most challenging against the unbeaten Coed Eva Athletic. Ormer were at their best from a defensive perspective and limited the opposition to the one shot on goal. At the other end the game was settled in empathic fashion as Ormer produced a free flowing move down the right side of the pitch. The final pass was a pull back from the by line by Fin DuPort to the late arriving Adams just outside the penalty area. Without breaking stride he rifled an unstoppable shot past the helpless keeper. Once agains Ormer FC fashioned a 1-0 victory.
Next up was what looked like the easiest game in the group against Burton Youth Warriors, a team yet to claim a point in the competition. However the Warriors came with a game plan, which largely consisted of five defenders camped just outside their penalty area. The Ormers huffed and puffed but couldn't find their normal rhythm to unsettle the opposition, who grimly hung on for a point as the Ormers through in the kitchen sink. Final score Ormer FC 0 Burton Youth Warriors 0.
The final game in the group stages against Burton Youth Bulldogs saw all potential outcomes possible before kick off. A win for the Ormer's would see them top the group. a draw would leave them as runners up, but still qualify for the semi-final and a defeat would see their opponents through on goal difference and the Ormer's out. The Bulldogs had to go for the win and unlike may of Ormer's opponents on the day tried to play attacking football and not park the bus. this open style of football suited the Ormer's and they romped to their biggest win of the day 3-0.
Having qualified as group winners, Ormer found themselves up against Dexter Sports in the semi-final. Once again the opposition seemed happy to sit back and soak up the pressure with five at the back and try to catch Ormer on the break with their lone striker. The Ormer's with a huge amount of possession created numerous chances which all went begging. As the clock ticked down it was the Ormer's who made the breakthrough to progress to the final with a 1-0 victory.
In the final Ormer came up against Bournemouth Electric Blue, a team who won all their games in group A. Once again it was the Ormer's who dominated possession for large periods, but couldn't find a way past the sprightly Bournemouth keeper who was ably assisted by his defenders who threw their bodies on the line to thwart the Ormer attack. Unfortunately for the Ormer's a rare Bournemouth attack resulted in a snap finish inside the area past Hamon to give Bournemouth Electric Blue the win 1-0.