This tournament was the culmination of our season where we faced our toughest competition. We faced full strength varsity teams from Dulwich Shanghai and Beijing, SSIS from Suzhou, USIG from Guangzhou and QSI from Shenzhen. In the last few years the WAB JV have been well beaten in every game, but not this time! We started slowly against SSIS and struggled to adapt to the small field and strong challenges and lost 3-1. In the second game we faced defending champions DCB who were over confident and found themselves losing 1-0 to the Tigers but we could not sustain the monumental effort and went down 3-1 at the final whistle.
We had close tough losses on the Friday completion with 1-0 loss to USIG and 3-0 to DCS before getting our first point with a 1-1 draw with QSI. We faced QSI again in the final but again it finished 1-1 and we went to penalties in a dramatic shoot out and came away worthy winners to record 5th place.
A wonderful effort from this young team, congratulations.
Coaches Hough and Shea