Ormer FC returned to Petersfield Football Cub for their annual 6 aside football competition. On a hot and humid morning Ormer found themselves in group C drawn against Beacon Hill Hurricanes, Fleur de Lys and Petersfield Town Juniors. First up the Ormers found themselves up against the hosts, Petersfield.
In a close, scrappy game the Ormers failed to produce their usual brand of football and had to scrap for everything. Whilst the football wasn't off the the highest standard the Ormer players should be commended for their battling qualities and grinding out a single goal victory. Ormer FC 1 Petersfield Town Juniors 0.
The second game of the tournament saw the Ormer team click through the gears and produce an excellent display of football. Beacon Hill Hurricanes felt the full force of the Ormer style of play as they raced to a 6-0 victory.
The last game of the group stage was against Fleur de Lys. The robust Pompey side did their best to unsettle the Ormers, but in reality created very little in front of the `ormer goal. In contrast the Ormers created several chances but lacked their usual composure infant of goal. Ormer FC 0 Fleur de Lys 0.
As a result of the draw, Ormer topped the group and moved in to the last 16 of the main competition, where they came up against the runners up in group B, Mytchett Athletic. The Ormers were now finding their feet and playing their normal brand of football. However they didn't manage to break the deadlock until late in to the game with a finish in the final minute. Ormer FC 1 Mytchett 0
The Ormers marched on to the quarter-finals where they came up against Junior Premier League opposition, Ifield Galaxy. Both teams showed their quality in an absorbing clash and it was Ifield who opened the scoring with a goof far post finish which left Jack Hamon in the Ormer goal helpless.
However, Ormer came roaring back with an equaliser within 15 seconds. Joe Adams received the ball wide left and dribbled his way around two defenders before rushing in on goal. Despite the tight angle he waited for the keeper to drop to the near post, before coolly lobbing the ball over the outstretched keeper. The game finished 1-1 and it was on to the dreaded penalties.
Fantastic penalties from Smith, Adams, Drillot and Roussel, left keeper Hamon to finish the job with an assured finish. Penalties Ormer FC 5 Field Galaxy 4.
In the semi-final Ormer faced AFC Portchester. It was clear from the off that Porchester were happy to sit back and soak up the pressure and settle for penalties. The Portchester players formed a formidable wall to thwart the Ormer players in front of goal. With time running out and with penalties beckoning for the second gamein a row it took something special to settle the match. Joe Adams provided the solution by producing a mazy run which twisted and turned the Portchester defenders one way and then another before unleashing an unstoppable drive from the edge of the area. Ormer FC 1 Portchester 0.
The final of the Cup competition pitched Ormer FC against Bognor Town. Both teams played a high temp game which led to a high quality absorbing clash. Unfortunately despite the lions share of the possession the Ormers slipped behind early on in the game. With time running out all of the Ormer players went in search of an equaliser, including goal keeper Jack Hamon.
Chances came and went and with a high risk game plan they were always susceptible to a break away goal which duels came in the last seconds of the game. Ormer FC 0 Bognor Town 2.