Elgin plays host to football tournament as Thistle Girls, Grampian Girls United, Colony Park and Deveronvale enjoy cup victories
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THE new sports facility at Lesser Borough Briggs – The Gleaner Arena – played home to a series of youth football finals on Saturday.
The all-weather facility played host to five girls' football finals, while all six pitches were in use from 9am through to 5pm.
The finals were part of the Youth North Regional League Cup organised by Scottish Women's Football.
In the under 13s – Thistle Girls defeated Ross County 8-2 in the Highland regional final, while Grampian Girls United ran out 4-2 winners over Aberdeen Youth after extra time in the Aberdeenshire final.
Thistle Girls also defeated Ross County in the Highlands under 15s final – this time 2-1 – while Colony Park beat Aberdeen Reds 4-1 in the under 15s Shire final.
The under 17s Aberdeenshire final saw Deveronvale run out 5-2 victors against Donside.
Alongside the competitive matches, there were five and seven-a-side friendly round robin games for under 13s.
Elgin Sports Community Trust chairman Dave Allen said: "Holding the finals at Elgin Sports Community Trust enabled the organisers to choose a location that was central for most of the participants across the north of Scotland, as well as giving the Trust an opportunity to showcase our fantastic facilities.
"All six pitches were used throughout the day and we also provided refreshments and food from two amazing local companies: Roast2Coast Coffee and The Big Orange.
"We also proved the value of having all-weather facilities as the weather was pretty driech throughout – but it didn’t dampen the spirits of all involved or affect the quality of the football."