Royal Russell Survive Millfield Fightback
Royal Russell claimed the Boodles ISFA Cup for a second time after a narrow victory over Millfield. The final was once again played at the magnificent home of MK Dons and refereed by Premier League official Anthony Taylor.
Royal Russell took an early lead through an unfortunate own goal after a Josh Newbury-Teeluck free kick from outside of the box was mis-headed by a Millfield defender. Millfield responded and came close to equalising on several occasions with their nearest effort being denied by the crossbar. The Royal Russell goalkeeper, Sam Long, also did well to keep Royal Russell ahead. Royal Russell extended their lead just before half-time through Ada Okorogheye after he latched on to an excellent through ball to win a one-on-one with the Millfield goalkeeper, Robbie Scott.
Millfield came out fighting in the second half, pulling a goal back after five minutes. A well taken free-kick by Pieter Stein was put in the back of the goal by Ben Harding after a goal mouth scramble. Millfield continued to press for the equaliser, dominating possession and passing through the thirds to create numerous changes, with their closest attempt being cleared from the goal-line. Royal Russell’s best effort came after some excellent work by Luke Spillane-Davis down the left wing, beating two players to put in a low cross which was shot wide. Despite Millfield’s effort and dominance in the second half Royal Russell held tight, preventing Millfield from capitalising on their chances to run out 2-1 winners and claim the victory.
Royal Russell: S.Long, D.Richardson, A.Ibe, B.Leeson, N.Daniels, K.Garvey-Williams, R.John, J.Newbury-Teeluck, A.Okorogheye, A.Tayor, L.Thomas. Subs: J.Gallagher, L.Spillane-Davis, I.Atomanson, J.Bello, D.Mamas
Millfield: R.Scott, J.Hickin, S.Lamont, C.Pestell, B.Jones, B.Harding, B.LeRougetel, P.Stein, R.Pereira, G.Gustke, L.Spicer. Subs: T.McCallum, J.Lott, A.Prescott, D.Clatworthy, S.Ojo
Scorers: Royal Russell: Harding (og), Okorogheye. Millfield: Harding.
Referee: Mr. A. Turner
Guest of Honour: Mr. M. Atkinson (Premier League and FIFA Referee)
Bootham 4 Newcastle School for Boys 3; Bristol GS 2 Sherborne 4; Brooke House College 12 Twycross House 0; Bournemouth Collegiate 5 Box Hill 0; Bury GS 4 Stockport GS 5; Canford 2 Wellington 0;
Cheadle Hulme 3 Merchant Taylors, Crosby 2; College of the Holy Child 11 Lingfield College 1; Haberdashers' Aske's 1 Whitgift 4; KCS Wimbledon 3 Brighton College 1; King's School, Worcester 5 LVS Ascot 0; Norwich 1 Bedford Modern 2; Oswestry 4 Moorland 1; RGS Guildford 2 Kingston GS 4; Trinity 5 ACS Cobham 2
Bede's 4 Berkhamsted 3; Bedford Modern 2 Trinity 3; Birkdale 1 Latymer Upper 5; Bolton 3 College of the Holy Child 1; Bournemouth Collegiate 0 City of London 8; Brentwood 5 Kingston GS 1; Buckswood 1 Repton 5; Cheadle Hulme 1 Millfield 4; Chigwell 0 University College School 1; Eton 6 Grange 0; Forest 3 King's School, Chester 2; Harrodian 1 Winchester 2 AET; Harrow 5 Grammar School at Leeds 0; Highgate 1 Sevenoaks 0 AET; John Lyon 3 Bootham 4; KCS Wimbledon 1 Manchester GS 3; Kimbolton 2 Aldenham 1; King Edward's, Witley 3 St. John's, Leatherhead 1 AET; King's School, Worcester 0 Hampton 4; Oldham Hulme GS 0 Queen Ethelburga's College 5; Oswestry 6 St. Bede's College 0; Peterborough (Withdrawn) v. Royal Russell AWO; RGS Newcastle 1 Alleyn's 3; Sherborne 1 Ardingly 5;
St. Columba's College (Withdrawn) v. Brooke House College AWO; St. Edmund's, Ware 0 Shrewsbury 6; Stockport GS 3 Canford 1; Tonbridge 5 Lancing 1; Truro 0 Bradfield 8; Westminster 4 Dulwich College 4 AET (Dulwich won 6-5 on penalties); Whitgift 1 Charterhouse 2; Wolverhampton GS 1 Ibstock Place 3
Ardingly 6 Trinity 0; Bootham 1 Highgate 2; Bradfield 2 Hampton 3; Charterhouse 2 Bede's 0; Dulwich 0 Winchester 3; Harrow 1 Alleyn's 1 AET (Harrow won 3-0 on penalties); Ibstock Place 1 Bolton 2; Kimbolton 3 King Edward's, Witley 2; Millfield 4 Eton 1; Manchester GS 3 Brooke House 5 AET; Oswestry 4 Stockport GS 1; Queen Ethelburga's 6 Latymer Upper 2; Repton 4 Tonbridge 0; Royal Russell 6 Brentwood 2; Shrewsbury 3 Forest 1; University College School 4 City of London 4 AET (UCS won 3-0 on penalties)
Ardingly 2 Kimbolton 1; Bolton 1 Shrewsbury 3; Harrow 1 Hampton 7; Queen Ethelburga's College 1 Charterhouse 0; Millfield 4 Brooke House 3 AET; Oswestry 4 Highgate 0; Repton 4 Winchester 0;
Royal Russell 5 University College School 0
Hampton 0 Ardingly 0 AET (Ardingly won 5-4 on penalties); Repton 1 Queen Ethelburga's College 1 AET (Repton won 4-1 on penalties); Royal Russell 3 Oswestry 1; Shrewsbury 0 Millfield 0 AET (Millfield won 8-7 on penalties)
Ardingly 0 Royal Russell 4; Millfield 3 Repton 0
Royal Russell 2 Millfield 1 (at MK Dons FC)