Clerkhill team shines

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Clerkhill Primary School put in a brave performance at the recent Lloyds TSB Scotland National Soccer Sevens Final at Glasgow’s Toryglen Indoor Arena.

More than 80 youngsters from eight schools across the country attended the finals having successfully qualified from a series of regional heats, comprising over 285 teams.

Spectators were treated to some fine skill and entertainment on the day with the eight teams split across two groups of four.

The group winners, runners-up and 3rd and 4th placed teams then played against each other to determine the final standings.

Following defeats in the group stage, Clerkhill held Torbain from Kirkcaldy to a goalless draw in their final match to see them finish the day in joint seventh place.

Cramond (Edinburgh) ran out overall winners, clinching the final with an impressive 3-0 win against eventual runners up Cumbernauld Primary School.

Hermitage (Helensburgh) narrowly beat Lochardil (Inverness) 2-1 in their play off to finish the day in 3rd and 4th position respectively. Moorfoot Primary School of Gourock finished the day in 5th with a 4-1 win against Annanhill (Kilmarnock) in their playoff match.

Jim Gardner of Lloyds TSB Scotland, who was at the finals, said: “Congratulations to all today’s participants for reaching the Lloyds TSB Scotland National Soccer 7s Finals.

“It’s a great achievement for those involved to represent their respective regions in a National Final, especially given the high number of schools who took part. Lloyds TSB Scotland is proud to support Scottish Schools’ Football and is committed to providing young people across Scotland with the opportunity to develop and shine.”