Kent U16 Boys 2-2 Middlesex U16 Boys

Middlesex travelled to Kent with a changed squad from that which suffered a narrow defeat on penalties to Suffolk on 9th November.

Middlesex started the game brightly but Kent had more clear cut goalscoring opportunities before the visitors tweaked their formation. This enabled the visitors to create a number of opportunites on the left hand side but Middlesex were unable to capitalise on these so the match was goalless at half time.

The second half saw Middlesex start in the same vein as they had ended the first period. Their reward came after great work from a corner when Aron Woldu turned and shot low into the bottom left corner to give the Seaxes the lead.

By this stage, Middlesex were causing Kent lots of problems but then gave away a free kick which the home side scored from to make it 1-1. With the game heading into the last 15 minutes, Middlesex again scored from a corner. An excellent header by Reeon Cook-Hardy restored their lead. With eight minutes to go a break down the Kent left hand side saw them equalise to make it 2-2. Middlesex had one final chance which fell to Donell Watt who connected brilliantly. However, the Kent goalkeeper made a wonderful save to keep the game at 2-2 which is how it finished.

Team Manager Angus Douglas commented: "I was really pleased with the way the boys applied themselves to the task today and the hard work and commitment of the group as well as the continued support from the parents. It was nice to give debuts to David Lopes, Joshua Addae, Jahrome Evans and Jenyo Balagun today and especially pleased for 'man of the match' Aron Woldu who capped a fine performance by also scoring.

Squad: Shane Farrer, Khion Griffith-Farrell, Reeon Cook-Hardy, Ano Mano, Leo Sery, Jahrome Evans, Jeremy Stewart, David Lopes, Aron Woldu, 
Hekmat Alizai, Reuben Doherty, Jenyo Balagun, Donell Watt, Joshua Addae.

Trials for U14 Boys Representative Squad

The trials for the 2019-20 U14 Boys Representative Squad have been scheduled.

Two sessions will take place; on Thursday 31st October and Thursday 7th November. Both will be held on the 3G pitch at Hillingdon Borough FC, Middlesex Stadium, Breakspear Road, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7SB.

Both will run from 5:30pm until 7:00pm.

The trials are being co-ordinated by Rob Ogundere, so schools wishing to nominate players or request further information should This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

U14 Girls make progress in ESFA Trophy

Dorset 2-6 Middlesex

ESFA PlayStation Inter-County Trophy

Middlesex’s U14 girls travelled to the south coast on Sunday 6th October to face a talented Dorset side in the ESFA Inter-County Trophy. 

Despite having to make  a long journey for their first match on the season, there were no weary legs in the Middlesex side. The Seaxes raced into an early lead, thanks to a calm finish by captain Caitlin Boodram-Star, who did well to recompose herself just moments after missing an earlier chance. Despite Middlesex creating a number of excellent chances after scoring, it was Dorset who scored the next goal with a clinical counter-attack that resulted in their left winger passing the ball into the bottom right corner, beyond the onrushing Liana Sideras. 

The equaliser seemed to make the Middlesex girls go up another gear as they ran rampant for the rest of the half.

First, Scarlett Shafer-James restored Middlesex’s lead with a fantastic shot from the edge of the box, that was followed by a great individual run and finish by Macey Bannerman- Lloyd from the right wing. Soon after that, Boodram-Star completed her hat-trick with two confident and powerful finishes after winger Ellie Gilbride showed blistering pace and skill to provide excellent assists. Just before the first half was finished, Lola Shack added Middlesex’s sixth goal of the game after a many run, to put her team 6-1 ahead at half time.

In the second half, Dorset put in a determined display, desperate to salvage something from the match. Their efforts were deservedly rewarded as they were able to score their second goal of the game midway through the half following a failed attempt to clear the ball from a corner. For the remainder of the match Middlesex controlled most of the play and created a number of clear goal scoring opportunities but couldn’t find a way past an excellent and inspired Dorset ‘keeper.