Congratulations to Buchan Primary School who won the IOMFA Millennium Primary Schools Tournament last weekend. The Buchan narrowly beat Ballacottier Primary School 2-1 in a closely contested final at Union Mills FC on Saturday afternoon.
This year’s tournament saw 32 teams entered from different primary schools across the island. The school has effectively retained the trophy having previously won the last Millennium competition, which was almost two years ago in 2019.
Having finished top of their group after the morning group stages, the Buchan beat Ashley Hill 2-1 after extra time in their quarter final and also then beat Manor Park by the same score line in a close semi-final on their route to lifting the trophy.
The small schools competition winners were Manor Park Primary school who hadn’t conceded a goal until they met the Buchan in the semi-final. Manor Park’s Brandon Bellew (pictured below with Football Development Manager Lewis Qualtrough) picked up the Player of the Tournament award having driven his team to the latter stages of the competition with goals and assists throughout the day.
The Isle of Man FA Development team would like to extend a special thank you to Union Mills FC for hosting the tournament as well as the referees and volunteer helpers on the day.