U15s hammer Inner London

Inner London 1-6 Middlesex

SEESFA London Cup

Toby GouldMiddlesex blasted their way into second place in their London Cup group with an emphatic 6-1 victory away to Inner London. In a fiery contest, played in windy and freezing conditions,  Middlesex attacked Inner London right from the start and enjoyed the perfect start when Captain Ali Alanezi (pictured, below right) crossed for Harrow student Toby Gould ((pictured, left)to score with a brave header after three minutes. The hosts struck back quickly to level the match at 1-1.

Ali Alanezi

Inner London too strong for U14s

Inner London 6-2 Middlesex

SEESFA GE Knowles Trophy

The Under-14 Representative Team fielded a much-changed starting XI for their fixture away to Inner London; late withdrawals due to illness not helping the Seaxes' cause ahead of this always keenly-contested match.

The home side took advantage of Middlesex's unfamiliar line up and swept into a five-goal advantage within 24 minutes. However, by the end of the first half, the visitors were beginning to look much stronger. Five minutes before the interval, Middlesex reduced the deficit with Felix Amoah scoring from a corner, and Middlesex were unfortunate not to score again with both Kyle Oyutode Wilson and Amoah seeing their efforts go wide.

The second half was far more evenly contested and against the run of play Inner London extended their lead when a shot from just inside the Middlesex penalty area was controversially adjudged to have crossed the line by assistant referee. Dominic D’Souza scored Middlesex’s second to make the final score 6-2, taking a pass from Remel Larwood on the right wing before cutting inside and scoring just inside the left hand post.

U14s go out of National Cup

Bedfordshire 7-4 Middlesex

English Schools' FA Playstation Inter-County Trophy

Middlesex U14 went out of the English Schools’ FA Inter-County Trophy at the Quarter-Final stage, losing 7-4 away to Bedfordshire. Middlesex were 5-0 down after 39 minutes but an incredible second half fightback saw Felix Amoah score all 4 goals of his team’s goals in an amazing 18-minute period to make the score 5-4 with 7 minutes remaining.

This was certainly a game where the very strong wind was a major factor within the game. Middlesex played into the strong wind during the first half and within three minutes Bedfordshire almost took the lead but Daniel Botti in the Middlesex goal tipped the shot acrobatically over the bar. The hosts forced two early corners and Botti was once again in fine form saving further attempts on the Middlesex goal. 

With the home side having the majority of the possession and all the attempts on goal it was no surprise when they opened the scoring on 9 minutes when the ball was not cleared and Bedfordshire scored from just inside the Middlesex penalty area.

Bedfordshire scored their second goal on 15 minutes, this time from just outside the penalty area before Dominic D’Souza had Middlesex’s first shot on target two minutes later. Middlesex were still struggling to cope with the conditions and conceded two free-kicks in quick succession that were headed away. With the home side having two further efforts go narrowly wide, it was perhaps inevitable that another goal would come and Bedfordshire once again increased their lead scoring their third on 35 minutes from another effort from just inside the Middlesex penalty area to take a clear half time lead.

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