TALENT and enthusiasm was displayed at Newtown Park in the children’s Fair football tournament.
In the Challenge Cup (P3-P6) all the primary schools competed in a round robin competition, with Kinneil and St Mary’s reaching the girls’ final. A great strike from a free kick by Kirsty Forbes, and performance in goals by Eillidh Forbes, sealed a 1-0 win for St Mary’s.
For the boys the Public School and Deanburn battled for Challenge Cup honours, with Deanburn coming out on top, winning 2-1. James Paterson scored twice for the ultimate winners and John Murry was on the scoresheet scoring for the Public.
In the Fair Cup (P6-P7), St Mary’s played Kinneil in the final, with Kinneil 2-1 victors, courtesy of goals from Kayleigh Stewart and Rhiann Connely. Chloe Macdonald scored for St Mary’s, and won best girl of the tournament.
Grange Primary lined up against Kinneil in the boys final. In a hard-fought game Grange scored late on, with the only goal coming from Mark Allan. Mark also won best boy of the tournament. The Public did not miss out, winning the fair play award.
Organiser Tom Burns said: “I would like to thank Bo’ness United for the use of the park, Tesco’s for the goodie bags for all the kids that played, Specialized Security from Livingston for the medals and coaches, parent helpers, teachers, head teachers, and janitors for their help on the day and not to forget the referees, Suzanne, Amy, Kelly, John and Stuart.
“Also, a big thanks to the members of the entertainments committee for their help in making it such a successful day, thanks again to everyone.”