With the Launceston Christian School Warriors winning the grade 4 boys division the previous week, the grade 5/6 boys and girls grand finals took place on Monday 25th August.
The Riverside Predators headed into the grade 5/6 boys final undefeated, but with the Launceston Christian School Eagles showing great form late in the roster, it was bound to be a tight match.
Riverside Predators started the match the strongest, but only managed to reward themselves with a slight 1 nil lead at half time. The LCS Eagles came out firing in the second half, tying the match at 2-2 at the final whistle. The game headed into extra time, with both teams fighting furiously for a late winner. With the scores still level at the end of extra time, the match went to penalties.
Riverside and state representative under 11 keeper, Josh Stephens, showed his natural shot blocking skills, helping Riverside Predators to win 3-2 on penalties.
The grade 5/6 girls Grand Final between Launceston Christian School Cheetahs and Tas North also promised to be a big event, with Tas North leading their head-to-head count 2-1.
The match started quite evenly, with both teams forcing saves from the opposition’s keeper frequently.
Tas North led 1 nil at half time, but the LCS Cheetahs were far from beaten. The game remained 1 nil for the majority of the second half, until the LCS Cheetahs were forced to throw everyone forward in order to snatch a late equaliser. They were punished on the break by a ruthless Tas North, the game finishing 5-1 in favour of Tas North. Congratulations to Rebecca Burns (Tas North) and Mickayla Anderson (LCS Cheetahs) for their great performances in the match.
Congratulations also to all teams who competed in the event, and we look forward to seeing them all compete again in 2009!
A special mention to Launceston Christian School for their continuous support and loyalty to the sport.
Source : Vikings Futsal Tasmania
Published : 26/8/2008