The Under-14, Under-15 and Under-16 Representative Teams travelled to Sporting Club Thamemead to play their counterparts from Kent in the second SEESFA matchday of the season. Unfortunately, it was a difficult day for Middlesex, with the home team recording victories in all three matches. The Under-16 squad came closest to obtaining a result, narrowly losing their match 4-3.
The Representative Teams season has got off to a mixed start, with four matches against the Sussex Schools’ FA yielding one victory.
On Wednesday 30th October, the Under-18 squad travelled to Ardingly to play Sussex in the ESFA Inter-County Trophy, but were defeated 4-0.
The following Saturday, 2nd November, it was Middlesex who enjoyed home advantage when the Under-14, Under-15 and Under-16 squads from the two Counties met at the Concorde Club, Cranford.
The Under-14 squad (pictured) drew 1-1 with Sussex, the Under-15 team slipped to a 2-1 defeat but the Under-16 squad claimed a 3-2 victory.
For the 2016-17 season, the Middlesex Schools’ FA (MSFA) and the Middlesex Football Association (MFA) are trialling a new method of joint-working in an effort to ensure that both organisations can field the strongest possible Representative Teams at Under-16 level.
Both bodies will be using the Open Trials staged by MFA as a starting point for selecting the player pool for the new season. The first of these trials takes place at The Heston Centre (formerly the British Airways Concorde Club), Crane Lodge Road, Cranford, Middlesex. TW5 9PQ on Sunday 21st August 2016.
Information in respect of Under-15 and Under-14 trials for 2016-17 will be released shortly after the start of the new school year.