Barber's Elite Squad and Scalby Juniors impress at Gala Tournament

Scalby Juniors FC line up
Scalby Juniors FC line up

Two Scarborough sides were in action at the Driffield Rec Gala football tournament on Sunday.

Mark Barber Soccer School’s Elite Squad and Scalby Juniors Under-Nines were pitted against the likes of Westella & Willerby, Beverley Whitestar and Driffield Pumas.

Barber’s Elite Squad lost in the semi-final against the eventual winners, Westella after winning their opening matches 6-0, 4-0 and 2-1.

Barber said: “We played some great stuff so we’re happy that they transferred our philosophy into fixtures.

“We were beaten by a team that was good but play in the top league in Hull, which was an advantage as we play tournaments and fixtures when we get them.”

Scalby suffered a 2-1 loss against Barber’s side in the quarter-finals after two wins and a defeat in the group stage.

Mark Barber's Elite Squad line up with coaches Mark Barber (back left) and Dave Oxley (back right)

Mark Barber's Elite Squad line up with coaches Mark Barber (back left) and Dave Oxley (back right)

Defender Louis Gledhill-Battye was the star man for manager Maciej Kapczynski’s side.

He netted the winner in the last minute of their 1-0 opening win against Hawthorne and then also grabbed the decisive goal as The Otters beat Beverley Whitestar 1-0.

Scalby lost 1-0 to Driffield Pumas then 2-1 to the Barber Elite Squad.

Barber’s side led 2-0 before the profilic Gledhill-Battye got them back in the game, but it was too little too late.

Sonny Oxley tries to keep the ball in play for Mark Barber's Elite Squad

Sonny Oxley tries to keep the ball in play for Mark Barber's Elite Squad

Kapczysnki thanked sponsors Charlie Battye Development and Bubble Bop and Rafal Painting & Decorating for their new kits.