Boro Ladies return from Paris with silverware

SLFC under-13s show off their silverware
SLFC under-13s show off their silverware

Scarborough Ladies have two more international trophies to add to the cabinet, after the under-13 and under-15 teams finished as runners-up in the ESF International Youth Festival of Football in Paris over the weekend.

The football - played at the Stade Corraza in Meaux, just north of Disneyland Paris - was spread over the Thursday to Saturday, with the two sides facing opposition from France, Ireland and other UK teams.

The under-15s line up

The under-15s line up

With eight teams in each group the top four would battle out for the International Cup, while the lower four would enter a Shield competition, with every side playing nine matches.

Both sides faired well in the group stages, with the under-15s finishing third with just one defeat in seven games, and the under-13s losing just twice to finish fourth.

Both therefore went into the International Cup knock-out round.

The semi-finals were played on Saturday morning, and the teams both faced French sides.

The under-13s beat unbeaten group stage winners FC Bussy 1-0 to advance to the final match.

And the under-15s beat local side CS Meaux 3-1 to reach their final.

In the final they both faced tough opposition.

The under-13s lost out 2-0 to Foyle Belles of Derry (Ireland), who had finished second and unbeaten in the group stage.

And the under-15s also faced tough opposition in the shape of the A team from Thorpe St Andrew School of Norfolk, who have previously competed in the World Youth Cup in Sweden.

The Boro girls went down 7-0 but had done enough to earn the finalist’s trophy and medals.

The success in Paris builds on last year’s tournament entries, when the under-13s and under-14s of the 2014-15 season finished runners-up and winners of the shield competition respectively.

SLFC RESULTS

Under-13s:

Won 2-1 vs Villeparisis

Lost 2-5 vs Bourne Grammar School

Drew 0-0 vs FC Bussy

Lost 1-0 vs Foyle Belles Drew 0-0 vs CS Meaux

Drew 0-0 v US Vaires

Won 1-0 v Couilly Montry

SF - Won 1-0 v FC Bussy

Final - Lost 2-0 v Foyle Belles.

Under-15s:

Drew 1-1 v Thorpe St Andrew School ‘B’

Won 2-0 v Calder High School

Lost 1-0 v Thorpe St Andrew School ‘A’

Drew 0-0 v Bourne Grammar School

Drew 0-0 v CS Meaux

Drew 0-0 v Couilly Montry

Won 1-0 v Villeparisis

SF - Won 3-1 v CS Meaux

Final - Lost 7-0 v Thorpe St Andrew School A.