New names go on football sevens trophy

Winning team Colombia+2.

Fresh names will be etched on the men’s Cambridge Sevens football trophy after two teams with no previous wins at the tournament played out an exciting final in Cambridge last weekend.

Colombia+2, entering for the first time, beat Te Awamutu Red 2-0 in the final to take home the Calnar Trophy from John Kerkhof Park.

Thirteen teams contested this year’s sevens, under hot sun, and after group play, five sides qualified for the knockout stages.

First to go at the sudden death stage were dual past winners Young Gunners who lost to another past winner, Kawerau Sports, after a penalty shoot-out.

Kawerau then bowed out in the semi finals, losing to Te Awamutu Red.

Meanwhile, Brocelona – a team made up of Cambridge players – lost their semi-final to Colombia+2.

As usual, spectators were treated to plenty of spectacular goals while many of the teams benefitted from a hard workout on the pitch, with teams playing between three and six half-hour games each.

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