LONDON INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS CUP

SEASON 2016 - 17

1st XI Final
Brentwood (1) vs. Dulwich College (4)

After an exciting 1st XI competition, the final took place on Thursday 4th May between Brentwood and Dulwich College at Beckenham Town FC.  The game was very keenly contested and an excellent end to a competitive season.  Dulwich College took control of the match with 1st half goals from Sam Fetherston and James Blakemore.  However, the first 40 minutes were very well balanced with Brentwood a constant threat and deserving more for their efforts. Immediately after the break, Brentwood deservedly pulled a goal back and the game was sparked in to life.  Dulwich responded straight away as Oscar Gleave restored the 2 goal lead and although Brentwood continued to press and fight to find a way back in to the final, it was Dulwich who scored again with 10 minutes left as Boris Festa secured a 4-1 win.

Many thanks go to all the schools that entered this years' 1st XI Cup and made it such a successful and competitive tournament.

2nd XI Final
Tonbridge (2) vs. Hampton (1)

Guildford University’s Sports Park was the venue for a highly competitive 2nd XI cup final in which Tonbridge emerged as the winners, for the second successive year, beating Hampton 2-1.

The match kicked-off in a downpour, Hampton looking the more threatening in the opening exchanges with some lovely, slick passing moves and wing-play. Without either side having really tested the keeper, Hampton took the lead on 19 minutes, when Christian Kerton-Johnson latched on to a header that bisected the Tonbridge centre-backs and calmly slotted past the goalkeeper. Tonbridge gradually started to get more of a foothold in the game but their attackers were kept in check by some excellent Hampton defending. Their hard work was undone on 33 minutes when a Tonbridge corner went unchallenged in the box until it connected with Rob Hartley’s boot to level the scores. Hampton would have felt hard done by to go in to the break all-square having had the better of the first half.

Tonbridge made two changes at half time in an attempt to provide more attacking bite and the improvement was immediate. Alex Glaister was unlucky to see his fine shot clip the outside of the post after a lovely move. Nico Lykiardopoulos added a more physical presence up front and 12 minutes into the second half he latched onto a ball in the penalty area and steered it into the net for 2:1 to Tonbridge. Hampton then received a further blow when their captain and defensive rock, Ryan Larkin, had to leave the pitch with a nasty shoulder injury. The game became more stretched as the sun came out to ramp up the humidity and fatigue levels. Both sides had further chances – Tonbridge hitting the bar and the post: a neatly-worked Hampton indirect free-kick cleared off the line by the excellent Glaister – but the referee’s whistle signalled the end to this lively encounter, played in great spirit.

For further information and enquiries about signing up for next season, please contact Adam Lowe on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Full results are available on the website http://www.thelondonindependentschoolscup.co.uk 

 

 

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