FOOTBALL ESCAPES ISFA U11 SEVENS - HERTS & MIDDLESEX

RADLETT PREP VICTORIOUS

On an overcast day at Aldenham School, 12 teams battled it out to become the ISFA Herts/Middlesex U11 Sevens Regional champions.

The teams were split into 2 groups of 6. In group A, St Matins, Hampton prep and York house all got off to winning starts against their respective opposition, Lockers Park, St Helens and Beechwood Park. St Martins continued their impressive start and found fine goal scoring form, only to drop points against a resilient Beechwood Park side, who were able to match the goal scoring to produce a draw. This mean St Martins topped group A and progressed to the semi-finals. Throughout the rest of the group, there were mixed results with all teams battling hard. In the end it would come down to the final game, with all to play for. A good win for York house against St Helens and a loss for Hampton Prep meant the 2 teams were on equal points in the second place position. In the end, York House’s impressive final win provided them with the better goal difference to progress through to the semi-finals.

In group B, Aldwickbury, Radlett Prep and Lochinver house all got off to winning starts against their respective competition, Keble Prep, St Anthony’s and St Columba’s. Radlett Prep continued to show their dominance through-out the group stage, taking the maximum points in every game they played, topping the group. Much like group A, there was a close battle going on in the rest of the group for the second place position. Going into the final round it was between Aldwickbury and Lochinver House, who were to play each other in what would be the decider. In a 5 goal thriller, it was Aldwickbury who managed to edge the win, taking them through to the semi-finals.

In the first semi final between St Martins and Aldwickbury, it was a close game, however Alwickbury managed to edge it and secure a 1-0 win to take them to the finals.
In the second semi final between Radlett Prep and York House, the two teams were inseparable during normal play, leaving it to a penalty shootout to decide who would progress through to the final. In the end it was Radlett that won progressing to the final.

In the final, Radlett Prep once again showed the same dominance which had helped them top the group, beating Aldwickbury 5-0. Both teams showed great spirit and will progress to the National Finals at St Georges Park.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2015-16 Lochinver House
2016-17 Westbrook Hay
2017-18 Lochinver House
2018-19 Hampton Prep School
2019-20 Radlett Prep School
2020-21 No Tournament
2021-22 Radlett Prep School

 

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