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THIRD ROUND 

Highgate capitalised on a slow start from Brentwood, scoring from a smart set piece. Brentwood responded well and hit the post twice in quick succession before Seb Clatworthy scored with his head at the back post. Both teams then had chances but the lottery of penalties ensued as the darkening hour came over North London with neither side deserving to lose. Ultimately, Moritz Seifarth was the Brentwood hero as he saved two kicks before Gabe Austin cooly converted the winning kick to win 5-4.

The game between Cheadle Hulme and Moorland started with a frantic pace with Moorland dominating possession but Cheadle Hulme creating the better chances on the counter attack.  This is how the first half was played out with both teams unable to break the deadlock despite having good chances to score. The closest to scoring a goal was an effort from Moorlands left winger hitting the crossbar with a half volley from the edge of the box. 10 minutes into the second half Cheadle broke away again and Matthew Madeira hit a low drive from 18 yards across the goal keeper into the bottom corner to put them ahead.  Once in the lead Cheadle put on the pressure having a high number of corners that Moorland defended well. Despite Moorlands dominance in possession it was Cheadle who looked dangerous when attacking and they were awarded with a penalty mid way through the second half which they failed to convert. However James Whelan capitalised on a defensive error to score their second goal 10 minutes from the end. Moorland did create one more chance late on but a good save from Joseph Bradbury denied their striker and so the score ended up 2-0.

The first half of Eton's match with John Lyon was tight, with John Lyon controlling possession but a goal against the run of play swung things Eton’s way. The game was finely balanced at 3-1 midway through the second half, but a series of goals on the counter meant for a flattering final score. Eton goals were scored by Tenconi-Gradillas (3), Roseman (2) and Obichere.

Ardingly started their game with Hampton brightly and scored and early goal through Alfie Baldock after good work from Timi Esan down the left hand side . The remainder of the first half was quite an even affair with both teams threatening but both defences holding firm.  Hampton pressed after half time and despite enjoying some good spells of possession they were unable to unlock Ardingly’s resilient defence. Ardingly always looked dangerous on the counter attack and late on almost grabbed a second through Esan.

Alleyn’s and Bradfield battled out a tense affair with only an early goal from Cook separating the two sides for the majority of the game. Bradfield had some good possession but the Alleyn’s defence was confidently resolute. That said in the final stages the game could have gone either way but a smart Alleyn’s counter enabled captain Goddard to seal the win with the last kick of the game.

An impressive home performance saw Whitgift dominate St John’s Leatherhead with only some average finishing keeping the score down to two at half-time. A second half that was more evenly contested saw Whitgift score an additional three goals to leave a final score of 5-0 and putting Whitgift through to the Quarter Final.

Aldenham progressed through to the next round after a hard-fought win over University College School. The first half was an even contest with just one goal the difference following an Oni penalty. Aldenham played better football in the second half and scored 5 more through Okeowo (3), Oyegoke & Saunders to complete to win.

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Eton v. Latymer Upper
Newcastle School for Boys v. Repton

SECOND ROUND HIGHLIGHTS

After both sides impressed in the First Round this tie was bound to be close and hard fought. Winchester College took early control of the game with their direct style and high press causing the visitors, St John’s School, Leatherhead, problems but they were able to grow into the game. Eventually St John’s passing game began to create chances but neither side were able to break the deadlock going in 0-0 at half time. The second half ebbed and flowed but St John’s through Captain Trevitt took their chance with a speculative long range shot. The visitors weathered the Winchester storm to run out eventual winners. 

The first half between Eton College and Haberdashers’ Aske’s was well balanced with both teams having attacking opportunities. Eton manage to convert their chances and go into the break with a 2-0 lead. The second half was much more a one sided affair as Eton scored a glut of goals to run out comfortable winners.

After struggling for much of the first half to stay onside against a very well organised Ibstock Place defensive line, John Lyon managed to open the scoring with a neat finish from Kazi steadying nerves before half time. Kazi added his second in the second half doubling John Lyon’s lead. Ibstock Place reduced the deficit from a free kick into the box, before Kazi completed his hat-trick. Muir extended John Lyon’s lead after dribbling through three defenders and Saka complete the scoring putting John Lyon through as comfortable winners.

Highgate beat Wetherby Senior in a close game which needed extra time to decide the winner. The score was 2-2 after the final whistle. Highgate were able to win the match in the last five minutes of the second period of extra time. The game was played in excellent spirits with both teams able to field very competitive teams which made for an excellent game of football. 

Aldenham proved too strong for Kew House running out comfortable winners. Goals for Aldenham came from Oyegoke (6), Eccles-Meoded (2), Okeowo (2) and Oni. 

Ardingly entertained Forest and started brightly yet struggled to create any clear chances against a resolute defence meaning the match was scoreless at half time. Both teams came out in the second half with attacking intent. Ardingly captain, Williams, scored with a long-range effort. Forest reacted and looked dangerous on the break but now there was also more space for Ardingly to play and they exploited this opportunity scoring another four goals to emerge 5-0 victors.

Jack Barley scored a hat trick in the first seven minutes as Bradfield recorded an impressive second round win over Bristol GS. Barley added two more to his total in a victory that was rounded of by goals from Tom Bough and Sami Virji.

Alleyn's started brightly and surprised the home team, Royal Russell, with a quick goal. Royal Russell were soon level after capitalising keenly when their press led to a failed clearance. Goddard scored a fantastic free kick to put Alleyn's 2-1 up. Royal Russell pressed hard in the second half but Alleyn's were good to soak up the pressure and countered with success to run out 5-1 winners.

University College School took control from the off, with great work on the right by Johnson Parsadoust who played in Giacopazzi to slot home.  The same combination linked up again with Giacopazzi getting his second soon after.  A Sher penalty made it 3-0 before a superb run by Hughes was finished by himself, making it 4-0 at half time.  A long-range strike from Jake Jason flew over the keeper, before Thorpe House scored two breakaway goals, making it 5-2.  Two superb finishes from Hughes, completed his hatrick and saw UCS comfortably into the next round.

Repton and The Priory played out a close first half. The Priory took the lead after capitalising on a loose ball in the six-yard box before Nto, for Repton, levelled the score line and Solomon, for Repton, put the home side in front. In the second half, the Repton's scorers both doubled their tally and, despite Priory applying significant pressure, this was enough to seal victory.

Whitgift against Charterhouse was a thoroughly thrilling and competitive first half which saw both teams score one goal to go in level at half time. In the second half Whitgift put on a more dominant display to score three goals and run out comfortable winners.

Brentwood raced into an early lead against Farringtons as Dowman scored a header from a corner. Brentwood extended their lead to 6 by half time with the goals shared around various players. The second half was more evenly contested but goals from Moore, Kabongolo, Austin and Balsom sealed the victory. 

A strong Bede's side, started this tight fixture on top with centre forward Smith finisheing well from a through ball. Hampton grew into the game and levelled through a Connolly strike from outside the box. There was very little to choose between the two sides in the second half, but Hampton took the lead when Omaar headed the ball into the goal from a corner. Bede's pressed for the equaliser but Hampton defended well to take the victory.

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Bury GS v. Cheadle Hulme
Grammar School at Leeds v. Newcastle Sch. for Boys
Moorland v. RGS Newcastle 

FIRST ROUND

Charterhouse broke the deadlock first against LVS Ascot maintaining their lead until deep into the second half when LVS Ascot equalised to take the game into extra time. A 30 yard free-kick from Sam Thomas in the first period of extra time and a finish from Gabriel Jonsson in the second period of extra time meant that Charterhouse ran out 3 - 1 winners.

Hampton started the game strongly and some nice interchanges led to goals for Connolly (2), Bolling and Worsfold-Gregg. A Bolling volley from the edge of the box, gave Hampton a 5-0 lead. Lingfield College showed great determination in the second half, leading to Max Murphy scoring from a corner.  As the game reached the later stages, Worsfold-Gregg finished tidily from a corner, his second for Hampton, and Connolly capitalised on a mistake to finish over the keeper, for his hat-trick.

Thorpe House made a fast start to the game with Bournemouth Collegiate leggy after their long trip. Thorpe House failed to capitalise on several chances before Rhys Arnold lobbed the keeper from 25 yards with a superb volley. Bournemouth reacted as the game became very tight with chances at both ends, forcing both goalkeepers into action. In the second half Bournemouth had a wave of attacks. After 15 minutes Bournemouth captain Brendan Wilson found the bottom corner to equalise. As the game looked like it was heading to extra time, Thorpe House got a corner and Jay Harrigan slammed the ball home from close range. Thorpe held on in the dying minutes to clinch a place in the next round.

A fantastic first half from Farringtons saw early chances leading to the first goal, against Harrodian, after a well worked move through midfield to set up an attack. After more sustained pressure, Farringtons doubled their and continued to search for a third before half time. Harrodian started the second half spritely and replied instantly by pulling a goal back. It seemed as though the tables had turned and Harrodian began to control the ball and the match for long periods. Their hard work was rewarded with an equaliser not long after. The game began to even out with both sides creating chances. Shortly before the final whistle, a penalty was awarded to Farringtons and this was tucked away convincingly, 3-2. The game began to become tight with only a minute to play but Farringtons held on to move on to the next round.

Last year's defending champions, Whitgift, started very brightly against Westminster, and raced into an unassailable 7-0 HT lead. Westminster made the second half a more even contest to give a final score of Westminster 0 - 10 Whitgift.

Brentwood progressed to round two after a convincing win over Dover College. There was a variety of goalscorers, including John Sasere, who scored 3 to secured a convincing 12-0 win.  

Newcastle School for Boys dominated the first half against Queen Ethelburgas. NSB converted their dominance into goals from George Riley, Lucas De Bolle and Alex Nicholson. In the Second Half Queen Ethelburgas responded well and it turned to be a very competitive second half. There were further goals for NSB through Oliver Mullarkey and two from Alex Nicholson. The game finished Queen Ethlburgas 3 NSB 6.

Kingston GS scored first with a well worked team goal which proved too much for the Wetherby Senior goalkeeper. Wetherby came close soon after hitting the cross bar, the rebound gave KGS a fast break opportunity which went just wide. Wetherby equalised just before half time with a knuckle ball hit into the top right hand corner of the goal. The second half was played at great pace with both teams looking to score from fast breaks, Wetherby hit the post and cross bar. KGS came close again, hitting the cross bar for the second time in the game but unfortunately could not get the ball past the Wetherby keeper. Wetherby scored with ten minutes to go after a parried ball allowed them to cross across the goal for an easy tap in, and put them into the second round.

In their opening ISFA game John Lyon ran out 7-3 winners against King Edward’ Witley. A surging run from Folu Saka steadied nerves before Tom Ribeiro-Saliba chipped the keeper to give John Lyon an early 2-0 lead. KES reduced the deficit from the penalty spot before Kylron Pierre broke free to slot home John Lyons third. KES came back once more early in the second half before goals from Marqes Muir, two from Ayaz Kazi and a second from Pierre secured John Lyon through to the next round.

Haberdashers’ Aske’s quickly found themselves behind to an early goal after a cross came back off the crossbar and was despatched by Box Hill. Habs fashioned some good chances before the break but found the Box Hill keeper in inspired form to keep the hosts ahead at the break. Habs pressed for the equaliser, hitting the post and crossbar, before Antoine Rey levelled the tie with a powerful strike from 10 yards out. Extra-time ensued, with few chances in the first period, but it was Habs who took claimed the winner in the dying stages of extra time when Ben Fox slotted home.

RGS Newcastle and Bootham were two composed and tentative teams. There were very few chances in the first half due to well marshalled defences and busy midfield players hassling each other for possession. The second half saw more attacking intent from both teams and the breakthrough came from RGS in the final ten minutes with two quick goals arriving after decent wide play. 

Shrewsbury started strong against GS at Leeds but it was Leeds who took the lead through a stunning strike from Sanele Kweyama and were awarded a penalty soon after to double their lead. As Shrewsbury pressed for a route back into the game Kweyama scored his second putting Leeds three up at half time. Shrewsbury started the second half strong passing the ball well and created some good chances. Shrewsbury opened their account with 15 minutes to go and the game intensified with chances at both ends. The deciding goal for Leeds came from Elio Costantini whose direct run into the box and smart finish seal a 4-1 win for Leeds.

University College School took control of the game against St. John’s, Enfield early on, as Sebastian Giacopazzi finished off a great run from Eliyar Johnson Parsadoust, and UCS never looked back.  Some great flowing football allowed Giacopazzi and Johnson Parsadoust to both score twice, with defender Sam Clarfield also scoring a rare goal. St. John’s did score a consolation goal, but UCS ran out 7-1 winners.

Aldenham proved too strong for the hardworking Princethorpe side. Aldenham Oyegoke scored four, Patino, Diamond & Okeowo scored a brace plus further goals from Hayes & Saunders completed the scoring.

Ibstock Place travelled to Frensham Heights for a goal fest first round fixture. Despite Frensham taking an early lead, Ibstock responded emphatically to run out 10-4 winners. There were hat-tricks from centre forward Karim Nadim and midfielder Noah Bickerton-Leggett, and a commanding performance from Ibstock captain Finn Moore in central midfield, who also hit home.

After a tightly contested opening to the game St John's, Leatherhead were able to take control of this First Round tie against Latymer Upper. Two outstanding goals from Braiden Hall and strikes from Jack Goodman and Sam Sharp during the first half put the game out of Latymer Upper's hands. It was a typical First Round tie with neither side fully settling into the game.

City of London vs Alleyn's was a tightly contested affair with both teams creating chances in the first half only to be thwarted by fine performances from both keepers. The second half became more open but neither side could capitalise sending the game to extra time. Alleyn's started the brighter and broke the deadlock early into the first period when Luke Cook was able to get ahead of his defender and latch onto a decent through ball. City responded positively and had a good period of pressure at the end of the game but Alleyn's defended resolutely to run out winners.

5 goals from Jack Barley as well as strikes from Lucas Nicholas, Tom Bough, Marcus Sieff and Joss Britton gave Bradfield an impressive win over Harrow in an entertaining first round match. Both defences struggled to prevent the attackers with nine goals scored in the second half in an end to end game.

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Ardingly v. Dulwich
Bede's v. Chigwell
Bolton v. Cheadle Hulme
Eton v. Trinity
Highgate v. Colfe's
Kew House v. Kimbolton
Priory v. King's School, Chester
Lancing v. Royal Russell
Oldham Hulme v. Moorland
Radnor House v. Forest
Truro v. Bristol GS
Winchester v. Millfield
Wolverhampton v. Bury

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Repton progressed into the first round after victory over Birkdale. Tom Jones opened the scoring - his first for the school - before Alex Mair, Harrison Solomon and Rex Cheung (2) got on the first half score sheet. In the second half Birkdale defended resolutely although Eno Nto (2) and Michael Ainger were still able to add to the Repton tally. 

Grange v King’s Chester was a game dominated by the visitors. Henry Bell opened the scoring in the first minute then there were further goals from, Lewis Basford, a brace each for Peter Williamson and Joe Harnett and a hat-trick for Beau Denton. The Grange did put hit home to prevent a clean sheet.

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Moorland v. Manchester GS

FINAL 2016-17: WHITGIFT CLAIM U15 TITLE

Whitgift started the final very brightly, putting Forest under pressure from the first whistle. Whitgift continued to apply pressure throughout the first half dominating play. Their hard work paid off when Max Porter slotted home in the 23rd minute. This boosted Whitgift’s confidence and led to a goal filled final ten minutes first with Cal Hamilton doubling Whitgift’s lead and then Jaan Stanley hit home in the final minute of the half to take Whitgift into a 3-0 lead at half-time.

The second half was a more even affair, Forest came out fighting looking to get back into the game. Both teams played some excellent football in the centre creating some excellent attacking play. Forest worked well and where rewarded in 47th minute through Sam Miller. Forest continued to pressure Whitgift and look for another goal, however, they were unable to capitalise and Whitgift defended well. Whitgift’s goal filled first half was enough to secure the victory and claim the Investec ISFA U15 Cup.

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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