U15 Rep. Team draw with Sussex

Middlesex 0-0 Surrey

South-East England Schools' FA, London Cup Group 1

The Middlesex County FA Chief Executive Peter Clayton was in the crowd along with several professional scouts to watch impressive Middlesex put on another terrific performance but they were held by Sussex in this exciting all action SEESFA London Cup Group 1 match.

Staged on the superb 3G pitch at Capital City Academy, the match was played at a high tempo straight from the kick off. Sussex enjoyed the upper hand in the early exchanges. Middlesex made changes after the half hour, bringing on James Bromley to add more fire power in attack. The switch nearly paid dividends when Bromley side-stepped his marker and fired just wide.  The visitors’ defence was unsettled by Bromley and shortly after Cai Burrows shot just wide with a clever placed shot.

The second half was more of the same, with Middlesex pinning Sussex in their half and Sussex counter-attacking. Heroic defending by Michael Adjei, Sateesh Selvaradjou, Ruudy Kahunga and David Oppong Wiafe kept the visitors at bay. At the other end, Man of the Match Bromley caused havoc and was a constant threat, combining well with Wiktor Wachala to release Jaevon Braithwaite. Braithwaite coolly broke into the box then unleashed a fierce shot which was well saved by the Sussex keeper. It was now all Middlesex. Kyle Mathews, Burrows and Braithwaite began to dominate in midfield. Sussex parked the bus but it looked as though it would only be a matter of time before Middlesex scored. In the last minute, Selvaradjou broke from defense driving through midfield before unleashing a thirty five yard drive that flew agonisingly just over the bar. This was the final effort and the game finished with the unlikely score of nil-nil. Middlesex coach Chris Ampofo said afterwards: “What a game. The team was fantastic today. They worked their socks off. I’m very proud of them”.

Middlesex remain two points ahead of Sussex in the group table.  Sussex faces Inner London on March 12th and must win If they are to qualify for the semi-final. A Sussex loss or a draw will see Middlesex proceed to the semi-final, where they would play away to Hertfordshire. Sussex may be hot favorites but Inner London have nothing to lose so could cause an upset.

Middlesex: James Bromley (Bishop Ramsey), Wiktor Wachala (Ark academy), Toby Gould (Harrow), Dawid Chiomanowicz (Alec Reed), Joe Ringer (Harefield), Sateesh Selvaradjou (Preston Manor),  David Oppong Wiafe (Greenford),  Ruudy Kahunga ( Finchley),  Charlie Quinnell (Douay Martyrs),  Ali Alanezi – (London Academy),   Cai Burrows Capt, Michael Adjei, (St Gregorys), Olumide Akinode, Kyle Mathews (Wembley High), Keiano Joseph, Jaevon Braithwaite (Claremont).  

Season extended in Inter-District Competitions

The Association has extended the season for the Inter-District Competitions and has agreed for fixtures to be scheduled up to and including Saturday 30th April.

Although the aim is always to complete the matches in the various League competitions before the Easter break, the inclement weather throughout the winter, coupled with the success of the Association's Representative Teams in English Schools' FA competitions has put severe pressure on the various Districts.

With this in mind, the vast majority of postponed matches have now been re-arranged and every effort will be made to support the competing teams to play all their matches. Any matches not played by 30th April will be dealt with by the Management Committee in accordance with the Rules of the Association.

All fixtures have been sent to the competing teams are are available to browse on this website.

U16 defeat Inner London

Inner London 1-2 Middlesex

SEESFA LC Hill Trophy

Dawid ChiomanowiczMiddlesex Schools' FA's Under-16 squad secured their first win of the season in the LC Hill Trophy with a hard-fought win away to Inner London.

The Seaxes travelled with a weakened squad, and were missing five players. The absentees included Henry Marku, who was on trial at AFC Wimbledon. The squad reshuffle resulted in a call-up for Dawid Chiomanowicz of Alec Read Academy (pictured), who usually plays for the Under-15 Representative side and performed admirably.

Middlesex started the game strongly, dominating possession and creating early opportunities but did not take their chances, meaning that the first half ended goalless. 

The second half started with Inner London taking the lead when they played a ball over the top that caught out the defence, leaving a forward able to score with a neat finish at the near post.

Middlesex were not phased and continued to dominate possession, as well as playing some great football in tight areas. Middlesex soon made this pay off when some great work down the left from Dylan Singh set up Rawn Seale to level the scores.

The game continued in the same vein and Middlesex went ahead with ten minutes remaining, thanks to another great finish by Seale to seal his brace.