WFA OVER 60s NATIONAL FINALS

22nd September 2019 (report by Richard)

After successfully negotiating 3 qualifying rounds, 2018 winners Watford made it through to the WFA National Finals which were held at the University of Worcester on the afternoon of 22-Sep.  Eight teams made it through to the finals, and like last year divided into 2 groups of 4 in round robin leading to top two going through to the semi-finals. 

Watford Squad:
Allan Carrington
Dennis Jervis (C)
Gary Shaw
Ged Mclaughlin
Hallam Doyle
Howard Harris
John Field
Kevin Schmid
Tony Power

Manager:
Will McCafferty
(Coach Michael Adams unable to attend)

GROUP ROUNDS:

GROUP 1
Wakering 0 – 0 Birmingham       
Birmingham 10 Merthyr              
Wakering 01 Norwich              
Merthyr 21 Wakering           
Norwich 00 Merthyr              
Birmingham 0 0 Norwich

* separated on disciplinary record

GROUP 2
Godalming 0 – 0 Blackburn
Blackburn 0 – 0 Watford
Godalming 1 – 2 Wakefield
Watford 1 – 1 Godalming
Wakefield 0 – 0 Watford
Blackburn 1 – 1 Wakefield

* separated on disciplinary record

Photo of second game vs. Godalming (drew 1-1)

SEMI-FINALS
Norwich 0 – 1 Blackburn
Wakefield 1 – 1 Birmingham (Birmingham win 4-3 on penalties)

FINAL
Blackburn 2 – 0 Birmingham