Dunhurst lifts Les Petter trophy

Posted on 19th June 2017

Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst have beaten 14 other schools to win the annual Les Petter football tournament in Petersfield.

The event, which took place on 9 June, took the format of two groups of seven, each team playing each other once with the top two in each group entering the Semi-Final knock-out stage.

Dunhurst started strongly in their first game against Steep - winning 2-0 - followed by two nervy 0-0 games against Ditcham Park and Herne. Dunhurst saw off competition from Langrish, Buriton and Froxfield to find themselves in the semi-final against Ditcham’s first team.

Jonathan Peers, managing the team said: “That game was extremely close and both teams seemed a little in awe of the occasion and didn’t play their natural games. We were fortunate to scrape home 1-0.”

That score put Dunhurst into the final against Herne and after a goalless game, a nerve-wracking penalty shootout. Dunhurst scored on every occasion and blocked Herne’s attempts at goal to win the tournament.

Jonathan said: “It was great to see the boys jump for joy at the final penalty!”