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PRELIMINARY AND FIRST ROUND HIGHLIGHTS 2017-18

FIRST ROUND 

A tense game between John Lyon and Aldenham was settled in the last few minutes of extra time when Aldenham’s Theo Vickeridge hit home. Vickeridge had earlier given Aldenham the lead before John Lyon equalised. Aldenham missed a penalty late on to win the match before the game went in extra-time. 

Highgate started slow against a well organised and spirited Bristol GS defence. The break-through for Highgate came after 20 minutes with further goals in quick succession. Bristol had their chances but were denied by solid goal keeping. With the score line at 5-1 going into the break the second half became academic and with 2 late goals this secured a comfortable victory for the Highgate 1st XI.

NO REPORT PROVIDED:
Ibstock Place v. Ardingly
University College School v. Millfield

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Haberdashers’ Aske’s started brightly playing some neat passing football, but excellent defending by Bedales kept clear chances to a minimum. Habs started to dominate possession in midfield as the half progressed and good work from Kohler created an opening for Afeeva to open the scoring. A neat finish just before half time from Gale made it 2-0. Bedales started the second half strong but Habs defence stood firm. Chances were missed at both ends as the game became stretched but goals from Tokuta and Afeeva’s second clinched the victory for Haberdashers.

Harrodian quickly went two up in a rather one-sided start but then Radnor rallied and kept the score line static for some time. However, the resistance was broken and the goals started to flow, resulting in Harrodian running out 13-0 winners.

RGS Worcester and Box Hill was an even encounter with both teams a little tentative in the first half resulting in a goalless first half.  Box Hill started the second half much stronger and benefited from a fortuitous ricochet to secure the opening goal. The second soon followed and although RGS intensified their approach Box Hill soaked up sufficient pressure to keep the oppositions efforts to a minimum. Box Hill secured a late goal from a corner to run out 3-0 winners.

Berkhamsted worked hard from the kick off and were rewarded 10 minutes into the game with the first of four goals in the half.  Bournemouth managed to score a goal back but Berkhamsted added a 5th to secure the game.

Lingfield won a thrilling contest on a sudden death penalty shoot-out after drawing 4-4 with Trinity.  Leading 1-0 but then trailing 3-1 at half-time, Lingfield fought back to 3-3 t to force the game into extra-time.  Lingfield levelled again to force the game to penalties which they won 7-6 with Matthew Eades saving and then Brian Tarhon scoring the decisive goal.

NO REPORT PROVIDED:
Kingston GS v. Sherbourne 
Merchant Taylors (Crosby) v. Cheadle Hulme 
Owestry v. Stockport GS
Sevenoaks v. ACS Cobham

FINAL 2016-17: ROYAL RUSSELL ARE BOODLES CHAMPIONS

Royal Russell and Millfield created an exciting and tense ISFA Boodles Cup Final. Both teams started the final brightly, passing the ball through the thirds and creating opportunities to take the lead. Walker of Millfield came close, shooting across the keeper from a wide position but it was just wide of the back post. In the 26th minute it was Royal Russell who took the lead with some fantastic play from Weller and Norrington-Davis, who crossed the ball into the box resulting in it being deflect into the back of the net by a Millfield defender. Millfield reacted well with some fantastic attacking play, particularly down the left-hand side through Ardron. In the 30th minute Ardron did well to put in an excellent cross which was headed towards goal by Samuel. Greentwood, Royal Russell keeper, did well to keep the ball out but Tenientes was quick to react slotting home the re-bound into the bottom left hand corner bringing Millfield back level.

Royal Russell maintained their tempo in the second half and were quickly rewarded five minutes in when Obazee calmly slotted home after beating the Millfield centre back. Millfield reacted quickly coming close minutes later but the Royal Russell defence worked hard to keep them at bay. Royal Russell's confidence grew as the half went on and they created many more attacking opportunities but failed to capitalise. Millfield continued to press until the final whistle but were unable to break down the solid Royal Russell defence, who celebrated as the final whistle blew, claiming a 2-1 victory and their first Boodles ISFA Cup Title.

All photographs of the Final are courtesy of RWT Photography. These and other photographs of the match and the post-match presentations, along with the match DVD, can be ordered from www.rwt-photography.co.uk or by ringing 01733 204445.

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