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PUBLISHED: 08:00 26 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:25 06 July 2010

THE annual Lowestoft referees seven-a-side tournament held last Sunday was hailed as a great success.

Forty eight teams battled it out in the popular local tournament, which attracted players from Lowestoft Town and Kirkley and Pakefield this year.

THE annual Lowestoft referees seven-a-side tournament held last Sunday was hailed as a great success.

Forty eight teams battled it out in the popular local tournament, which attracted players from Lowestoft Town and Kirkley and Pakefield this year.

Organiser Barry Ereira said: "It was a great day. I would like to offer thanks to all of the referees, helpers, and Waveney District Council ground staff, who all helped to make this tournament a success.

"Special thanks should be given to Ivan Powell, Richard May, Barrie Atkins and David Salmon who performed over and above what could be asked," he added.

After some close action on the pitch, the final was eventually contested between Lake Lothing Youth and AFC Star 2009.

And fittingly, the tense nature of an action-packed day led to the game being decided on penalties after it finished 0-0 at the end of normal time.

Lake Lothing - featuring a number of K&P players - eventually triumphed 5-4 on penalties over AFC Star 2009 - comprising mainly Lowestoft players, and Lothing captain Wayne Twomlow collected the trophy.

"The final was a very sporting affair, refereed by Ady Sannerude, who allowed the game to flow, with both sides probing each other defences for that elusive breakthrough," Ereira said.

"In the last three minutes of the match, Lake Lothing has many attempts at goal, all of which were unsuccessful.

"Both goalkeepers played their part in this match (and throughout the tournament), which is reflected in the lack of goals scored in the final," he added.

The final was watched by the largest crowd ever for the tournament, and teams that failed to make the final were congratulated for their support.

Player of the final/tournament went to Nick Pope - Lake Lothing Youth.

THIS Sunday sees the second Lowestoft Referees youth seven-a-side tournament, being held at Dip Farm in Lowestoft.

The tournament starts at 10am and will consist of teams playing in age groups at U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14.

"The sun will be shining as the weather forecast is very good," one of the organisers said about the event.

"So it'll be a great day to support all of the kids and also for all the family and friends."

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