Jul 052013

With thanks to Dave Macdermid.

The third annual Denis Law Soccer Tournament begins at Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) on Thursday 18July and defending champions Motherwell will face English Premiership side Sunderland in a testing opening match.
The pair have been drawn in Group A with Inverness Caley Thistle and Aberdeen.

Under 16 Group B comprises Celtic, Dundee, Sheffield United and local representatives Albion Boys Club.

Sunderland were last in the city three years ago at the 30th Aberdeen International Football Festival where their winger George Honeyman was named player of the tournament, whilst Motherwell emerged victorious twelve months ago, defeating Dundee in the final.

The first games of the four day event will kick off at noon on 18 July with the final scheduled for the Village at 1430 pm on Sunday 21st. All trophies will be presented at the Sports Village on Finals Day following final match.


Group A:                Motherwell          Sunderland           Inverness CT         Aberdeen
Group B:                Dundee                  Celtic                      Sheffield Utd        Albion BC

Thursday 18 July
Kings Pitch 1         12noon                  Motherwell v Sunderland
Kings Pitch 2         12noon                  Inverness CT v Aberdeen
Kings Pitch 1         1500                       Dundee v Celtic
Kings Pitch 2         1500                       Sheffield Utd v Albion BC
Kings Pitch 1         1900                       Motherwell v Inverness CT
ASV                         1900                       Sunderland v Aberdeen

Friday 19 July
Kings Pitch 1         12noon                  Dundee v Sheffield Utd
Kings Pitch 2         12noon                  Celtic v Albion BC
Kings Pitch 1         1500                       Motherwell v Aberdeen
Kings Pitch 2         1500                       Sunderland v Inverness CT
Kings Pitch 2         1900                       Dundee v Albion BC
ASV                         1900                       Celtic v Sheffield Utd

Saturday 20 July
Kings Pitch 1         12noon                  Consolation Semi Final 1: 3rd Place Group A v 4th Place Group B
Kings Pitch 2         12noon                  Consolation Semi Final 2: 4th Place Group A v 3rd Place Group B
ASV                         12noon                  Semi Final 1: Winner Group A v Runner Up Group B
ASV                         1500                       Semi Final 2: Runner Up Group A v Winner Group B

Sunday 21 July
Kings Pitch 1         1000                       Consolation Cup Final
Kings Pitch 2         1000                       Consolation Cup 3rd/4th Place Play Off
ASV                         1100                       3rd/4th Place Play Off
ASV                         1430                       Final