The Tyne & Wear Active Workplace 5-a-side tournament provided an exciting close to the football season as nine workplace teams went head-to-head at Benfield Sport Centre, on Thursday 4 May.

The fine weather in the evening was matched by some even finer footballing skills as the teams played a series of closely fought matches.

Following all teams having played against each other, the top four teams then played in the semi-finals. The Eagles secured an emphatic 6-0 win over Intu Eldon Square, while the NBS and Robson Laidler semi-final match remained a 0-0 draw, which meant going to penalties to decide who would reach the final. It was Robson Laidler who held their nerve, winning the penalty shootout by the closest of margins, 4-3.

The final, which was held between The Eagles and Robson Laidler was an exciting end to the tournament. Both teams fought hard, with flashes of brilliance, great sportsmanship and commitment. In the end it was The Eagles who took home the winners plaque with a 3-0 victory.

Position               Team

1                              The Eagles

2                              Robson Laidler

3                              NBS

4                              Intu Eldon Square

5                              Team Foundation of Light

6                              Left on the Shelvey's

7                              Adientletico Madrid FC

8                              EDFC

9                              Pick up the Pace