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FA People’s Cup: semi-finals sizzle in the sun


Glorious weather greeted the FA People’s Cup semi-final weekend

After the wind and rain of round one, the semi-final weekend of the FA People’s Cup couldn’t have provided better conditions.

As Britain basked in the early-spring sunshine, there was a festival atmosphere, but with an initial 6,000-plus teams now cut down to around 600, there was also a fierce competitive spirit, with places in the Birmingham finals now within touching distance.

It all began with the exuberance and no-little-skill of our Under-14s and Under-16s teams…

Saturday morning – Girls’ and Boys’ Under-14/Under-16

The stars of our live-page coverage were undoubtedly Finesse Under-13s and Sprowston Girls Under-16s, who came through their sections in contrasting styles.

Sprowston reprised their form of round one, when they dismissed all-comers in Norfolk, with a similar display of dominance in Birmingham, culminating in a 7-2 victory in the final.