Thornhill, Redscope, Thrybergh and Sitwell schools played out the Broadsword Trophy semi-final fixtures at the Millers' recent home game against AFC WimbledonThe Millers’ Good Friday fixture against AFC Wimbledon saw the return of the Broadsword Trophy to the New York stadium.
Thornhill and Redscope went head-to-head in the first semi-final, which was quickly followed by Sitwell and Greasborough. The winners will go on to compete for the Broadsword Trophy in the final on April 13th at the New York stadium.
Thornhill and Redscope had overcome Thrybergh and St. Bede’s at Derne Valley College in their quarter-final match ups. Due to the recent Millers’ match against Exeter being called off because of the heavy snow fall, Derne Valley College hosted the event.
The recent semi-final tie saw Sitwell outlast Greasborough 1-0 after match that was impossible to split between the two sides. Both teams seemingly resolute in defence until Sitwell broke the deadlock in the last three minutes, which they managed to hold onto until the final whistle.
Thornhill against Redscope ended in the heartbreak for the Thornhill squad. After a match that saw them produce the best chances, they succumbed to Redscope in a sudden death penalty shoot-out. The two sides’ goalkeepers were unable to prevent the first five penalties, which meant that the game was taken into sudden death.
RUCST Sports Development Officer James Rawlinson said: “A huge thank you to all four teams today. They played some great stuff that I’m sure the Millers crowd would’ve been proud of.
“Thornhill and Greasborough have played some terrific football to make it this far, but I’m sure they will come back stronger next year. It was heartbreaking for both sides to go out of the cup like they did, especially Thornhill, but they should be proud of their performances.
“Finally, I would like to say congratulations to Redscope and Sitwell for reaching the final of the Broadsword Trophy. I’m sure it will be a final to remember and I’m really looking forward to it.”
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