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In arguably the most thrilling Boodles ISFA Cup Final of all time, 2019 runners up, Millfield School, took on first time finalists Queen Ethelberga’s Collegiate at Stadium MK. This final did not disappoint - extra-time, nine goals and end to end action.

Queen Ethelburga’s took an early lead after a through ball was played into the striker who found the bottom corner of the goal from outside the box. This seemed to spur on Millfield, who were quick to equalise through a corner which was headed home. Queen Ethelburga’s soon re-took the lead after a well worked free kick was headed home of the underside of the bar. However, Millfield ensured they went into half time level after some excellent play down the left wing saw a dangerous ball into the box which resulted in an own goal.

In the second half both teams came out determined to take the lead. For 20 minutes excellent end-to-end football was witnessed with both teams creating opportunities but failing to capitalise or being denied by the fantastic defending and goalkeeping at both ends. Queen Ethelburga’s found a breakthrough and a fantastic strike across goal found the back of the net. Millfield did not give up and with three minutes left on the clock they were awarded a free kick outside of the box which was perfectly whipped into the top right of the goal to level the score, 3-3. The full-time whistle soon followed to confirm extra-time.

In extra-time Millfield did not wait around to claim the lead 4-3 after 3 minutes. Queen Ethelburga’s worked hard, determined to get the equaliser but Millfield defended strongly to go into the second period of extra-time in front. However, after a quick drink and turn around, Queen Ethelburga’s drew back level less than a minute after kick-off. It was again end to end football as both team hunted for the winner. Penalties seemed more and more likely as the game went on. Millfield found themselves with a goal scoring opportunity as they were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box. They took full advantage and a well-placed free kick was headed home at the back post with two minutes left to play. Queen Ethelburga’s battled looking for that last minute equaliser but the full-time whistle was blown and it was Millfield who were crowned Champions of the 2019-2020 Boodles ISFA Cup. A fantastic final, that really could have gone either way.

Millfield: C. Pike, D. Clatworthy, B. Jones, A. Heywood, A. Kemsley, A. Harding, T. McCallum, D. Edwards, R. Pereira, R. Teniente, S. Ojo. Subs: H. El Sheikh, J. Wood, W. Green, A. Prescott, H. Grad.
Queen Ethelburga’s: K. Johnson, D. Ingoldsby, J. McGrath, R. Bostock, L. Hemingway, D. Mutch, S. Kitchen, S. Westhead, K. Bingham, W. Monteiro, H. Colville. Subs: J. Chandar, L. Jarvis, L. Abusin, A. Hammond, T. Tweddle.
Scorers: Millfield: Kemsley2, Hemingway (og), El Sheikh, McCallum. Queen Ethelburga’s: Westhead 2, Hemingway, Abusin.
Referee: Mr. T. Nield.
Attendance: 842.
Guest of Honour: John Little (Cambridge University, Vice-President of The Football Association)

Photos of the Final and the match DVD available from RWT Photography.

ACS Cobham 2 Buckswood 2 AET (Buckswood won 5-4 on penalties)
Birkdale 2 Bury GS 2 AET (Bury won 10-9 on penalties)
Bootham 2 Merchant Taylors', Crosby 4
Box Hill 0 Bristol GS 5
Canford 1 Taunton 3
Colfe's 3 Marlborough 4
Lingfield College 1 Abingdon 2 AET
Rossall 5 Moorland 2
Sevenoaks 2 RGS Guildford 0
Stafford GS 4 Wolverhampton GS 3
Wellington 3 Bournmouth Collegiate 0

Abingdon 3 Merchant Taylor's, Crosby 1
Alleyn's 7 Bolton 0
Ardingly 4 St. John's, Leatherhead 3
Bede's 6 King Edward's, Witley 0
Berkhamsted 0 Royal Russell 4
Brentwood 2 Dulwich College 0
Brighton College 2 Millfield 6
Brooke House 6 University College School 1
Bristol GS 4 Grange 5
Buckswood v. St. Bede's College (walkover to St. Bede's)
Bury GS 0 Hampton 12
Charterhouse 4 Taunton 0
Cheadle Hulme 0 Harrow 3
Chigwell 0 Westminster 0 AET (Chigwell won 4-2 on penalties)
Haberdashers' Aske's 1 City of London 5
Harrodian 1 Highgate 3
KCS Wimbledon 1 Aldenham 3
Kingston GS 2 Forest 3 AET
Lancing 1 Kimbolton 2 AET
Merchant Taylors', Northwood 0 Latymer Upper 1 AET
Newcastle School for Boys 3 King's School, Chester 0
Oldham Hulme GS 0 Eton 7
Repton 9 Sherborne 0
RGS Newcastle 0 Manchester GS 2
Rossall 0 Bradfield 3
Sevenoaks 2 Trinity 4
Shrewsbury 5 Grammar School at Leeds 2
Stafford GS 8 John Lyon 3
Tonbridge 2 Stockport GS 2 (Stockport GS won 3-0 on penalties)
Winchester 1 Queen Ethelburga's College 2
Wellington 0 Marlborough 1
Whitgift 4 Oswestry 2

Brooke House 4 Alleyn's 2
Charterhouse 1 Repton 2
Grange 1 Forest 2
Hampton 4 Abingdon 1
Highgate 1 Aldenham 5
Kimbolton 1 Harrow 0
Manchester GS 5 Bede's 3
Marlborough 3 Chigwell 2
Newcastle School for Boys 1 Ardingly 2
Queen Ethelburga's College 5 Trinity 1
Royal Russell 10 Latymer Upper 0
Shrewsbury 1 City of London 0
Stafford GS 1 Brentwood 3
Stockport GS 0 Eton 2
St. Bede's College 1 Bradfield 5
Whitgift 0 Millfield 5

Aldenham 2 Hampton 2 AET (Aldenham won 4-2 on penalties)
Ardingly 3 Millfield 4
Eton 2 Brentwood 3 AET
Forest 0 Bradfield 2
Manchester GS 6 Marlborough 1
Queen Ethelburga's College 2 Royal Russell 1
Repton 0 Brooke House 4
Shrewsbury 5 Kimbolton 0

Aldenham 0 Brooke House 3
Bradfield 0 Queen Ethelburga's College 2
Brentwood 3 Shrewsbury 5 AET
Millfield 3 Manchester GS 1 AET

Brooke House 0 Millfield 1
Shrewsbury 1 Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate 30

Millfield 5 Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate 4 AET
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