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Aldwickbury started the stronger of the two teams with great 1 and 2 touch football. It wasn’t long before there control and dominance in the game led to a goal.(1-0). Haileybury then grew into the game and a great strike from their captain made the scores level. (1-1). Haileybury then scored shortly after with a great finish from their striker. (1-2). The second half saw a real physical battle as the rain and the wind made it very hard to play football. The game was end to end and finished with Haileybury scoring one more before the final whistle. (1-3)

Berkhamsted hosted Whitgift on a damp morning in Hertfordshire.  The visitors got off to a good start scoring a well worked goal and although Berkhamsted scored an opportunistic goal to level the match at 1-1, Whitgift proved too strong and scored a further four unanswered goals to move into the next round.

In a competitive game played in great spirit Hampton proved too strong for the visitors Sevenoaks. Hampton had a strong start to the game but failed to take an early lead due to some resolute defending and excellent goal keeping from the Sevenoaks goal keeper. Eventually Hampton opened the scoring and a second was soon after. Hampton were denied a fourth through an excellent penalty save. Hampton went on to win the game. The Sevenoaks team showed true ISFA competitive spirit, working hard until the end.

On a blustery afternoon in Manchester, made a fast start, pressing high and putting the visitors under pressure. The Grange goalkeeper made a couple of early saves before a defensive error at the other end led to a goal for the visitors, as the striker smartly rounded the goalkeeper to make it 0-1. Manchester Grammar upped the ante and drew back level with an excellent counter attacking goal shortly before taking the lead with an accurate finish from the striker inside a crowded penalty box. The half time score 2-1.Despite the tireless efforts of the Grange players, Manchester Grammar extended their lead in the second half with a lovely strike from the right hand side, the winger sending the ball across a sprawling goalkeeper into the far corner. A 4th goal came from the penalty spot before victory was sealed for the home side with a strike which found the top corner from distance.

There was nothing between Crosfields  and Truro in the opening encounters until Crosfields broke the deadlock after 10 minutes. Their confidence grew from that and they fired home three quick fire goals before half time. The Truro resistance was strong in the second half as Crosfields had to work hard for two more goals to put them into the next round.

Alleyn’s won a hard fought game with Thomas’ Clapham on a foggy morning in South London. Thomas’ took a deserved early lead before Alleyn’s clawed their way back into the game. Thomas’s number 10 was the outstanding player on the pitch.

Royal Russell found themselves 5-0 winners against a strong Dunottar side in the 2nd round of the U13’s ISFA Cup. An all round strong team performance with some great attacking and passing football from the boys in Maroon.

A strong first half performance from Aldenham saw they take a big lead into the break but Kimbolton never gave up and deservedly scored a well-deserved consolation.

A cracking game of football played in the sunshine and the game didn’t disappoint. Papplewick took an early 2-0 lead but Lochinver bounced back converting a penalty. Papplewick restored their lead to give them a 2 goal cushion but Lochinver set up a tense last 20 minutes, pulling one back. It was one way action for the last 20 but Lochinver couldn’t find the breakthrough and the final whistle saw Papplewick March into the 3rd round. 

Danes Hill started fast score two goals in the first quarter of the game. City of London then came back into the game, demonstrating a determined work ethic and fight for the ball. Just after half time they got a goal back through some solid play. Danes Hill continued to hold fast and deal with the pressure before scoring a 3rd on an excellent counter attack. Final score 3-1 to Danes Hill.

Prestfelde started well and went 2 goals up early in the game, before Stockport got one back. Two further goals before the break gave Prestfelde a 4 - 1 half time lead. Stockport immediately pulled one back, before two further goals to finish 6 - 3. 

Latymer and Forest served up an entertaining match where both sides had their own periods of pressure. Latymer scored two goals to lead at half time but, shortly after the break Forest pulled a goal back. Latymer managed to go on to score another two goals before Forest replied with two of their own. A tense finish ensued but Latymer managed to see the game out.

A good second round tie where Dulwich took advantage of a positive start to take the lead early. The Hall defended resolutely throughout and their goalkeeper made a number of fantastic saves. Dulwich finished off the victory with more goals in the second half.

Wetherby Prep continued their fine start to the ISFA Under 13 cup competition with an 8-1 victory over Great Walstead. Wetherby quickly had the advantage over their Hertfordshire opponents leading 2-0 with 10 minutes on the clock. Great Walstead pulled a goal back however Wetherby scored two more goals to make it 4-1 by half time. Wetherby scored another 4 in the second half.

RGS Newcastle took a lead after bundling home a corner. A quick response from Newcastle School for Boys was no more than they deserved, with their wingers causing problems all day for the RGS defence. In the closing stages of the first half both teams were denied by the woodwork. In the second half it was RGS who began to assert control, winning the midfield battle and adding a second, before converting a penalty to make it 3-1. A good game enjoyed by all in attendance

A fantastic game of football with some excellent passages of play. St Pauls dominated the back end end of the first half without finding a breakthrough against Kings House. The second half was largely equal until the last five minutes when St Paul’s couldn’t put the finishing touch to some great through balls. Finally, in the last minute of normal time the ball was tucked it under the keeper to snatch the win


Papplewick were organised and more compact than in their previous outings and carried a goal threat throughout the course of the 60 minutes. The game was locked at 2-2 come the half time break after a number of fine long range efforts from both teams, but Papplewick came out in the second half with greater steel and determination. Bournemouth were a cracking side with a high skill level and some outstanding footballers but the Papplewick football was direct and cut through their team time and time again. Papplewick controlled the game in the final 5 minutes and came away victorious, with a 5-3 win. 

Today saw the return of National Cup action with St. Johns, Enfield against a worthy Thorpe House team. The goals came thick and fast with St Johns leading 5-0 at the break. After the break, It didn't take long for St. John's to add to the score. After a short spell of midfield battles St John’s broke through again, with final score being 9-0.

St John’s, Leatherhead started their Cup run in great spirit yesterday, topping a great performance and coming out 6-1 winners against Eaton House The Manor Prep. Both teams with a intense start and pushing for the first goal, which fell in the 10th minute to St John’s with a great part of combination play in the final third. Eaton House were superb in their efforts in team spirit and continued to be a threat going forward. A great effort by all involved.

Kimbolton went in at half time 4-0 up after some neat, fast pass and move football. Lockers Park came out brightly in the second half and after pulling a goal back threatened with one or two further chances. However, as concentration and tiredness began to tell, Kimbolton ran in three further goals towards the end for the final score of 7-1 to the visitors.

Kings Chester started brightly, dominating possession and looking a real threat before they deservedly took the lead. As the half went on, Prestfelde started to take a foot hold and scored an equaliser before half time. The second half was more even with both sides having chances. 1-1 at the end, the game went to extra time, Prestfelde scoring two quick goals to go 3-1 up. Kings pulled one back to set up a nervy finish, but Prestfelde saw the game out.

Crosfields edged out New College in a close and well battled game with two goals coming in each half. Crosfields opened the scoring from a free kick which was placed into the net from some way out. Some fantastic play  made it 3-0 before New College pulled one back to give the hosts a scare. A deft finish from Crosfields at the end put the game to bed in a good contest. Well done to both teams.

Danes Hill started the better of the two teams, keeping possession of the ball well but it was Kingston Grammar who scored first, via an excellent counter attacking move. Danes Hill continued to dominate possession and created several chances before halftime, scoring one of them. In the second half, both teams went on the offensive, trying to win the game, with Danes Hill scoring the important second goal after some effective high pressing.

Cothill welcomed St Martin's on Monday 20th September. It was a strong showing from Cothill who went 5-0 up in the first half. St Martin's did very well to keep battling and created many chances in the second half, before Cothill finished strongly with a couple more late goals. A great afternoon was had by all.

Both Latymer Upper and Elstree played some good football across the course of the match. Latymer started well and managed to take a 2 goal lead. Elstree scored before the break though to set up an exciting second half. Chances were created by both side though Latymer managed to hang on for a 4-3 win.

After an easy journey down to Reigate, the Westminster Unders School boys had a good warm up, preparing them well for the game. We started off strongly and managed to take a 3-0 lead into half-time. The sun came out at the start of the second and a couple of injuries meant we had no substitutes left to use. Fatigue was starting to show slightly but the boys pushed on and managed to get a fourth. Reigate managed to get a well worked goal towards the end.

Wetherby Prep welcomed Farringtons to the Wetherby sports ground and made a lightning start, racing into a 3-0 lead. Farringtons pulled a goal back however Wetherby extended their lead by scoring another 3 goals to make the score line read 6-1 at half time. The final score ended Wetherby 7 Farringtons 2.

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