John Ferneley College footballers completed a league and cup double by sharing tournament victory at Catmose College, in Oakham, last Wednesday.
Ferneley’s squad travelled to the Year 9 Melton and Rutland Futsal competition full of confidence having won the 11-a-side league, but were missing regular goalkeeper Gallagher Plowman who had county cricket training.
Ferneley got off to a great start, beating the hosts 4-1 despite going 1-0 down.
Stand-in keeper Kieran White had a brilliant game against tough opponents Casterton, but could not prevent them from equalising after Kyle Reek put the Melton school in front.
Melton rivals Long Field were up next, and Kieran was desperate to play out of goal against his former school.
This proved a good move as he scored one of the goals in a 2-0 win with stand-in Keeper Josh Clark keeping a clean sheet.
Clark was back out on the pitch in the next game and scored a great individual goal against Uppingham in another 1-1 draw.
This left Ferneley having to beat Belvoir in their last game to share the overall honours with Casterton, and they did so thanks to two goals from Charlie Hirst in a 2-1 victory.
Scott Cragg led the team well throughout the competition and special mentions go to Jack Close playing his first futsal competition in three years following injury problems, and Josh Close who coaches rate among Ferneley’s most improved players this year.