U16 Boys too strong for Inner London

Middlesex U16 Boys 8-0 Inner London

9th February 2019, SEESFA LC Hill Trophy

The Middlesex Schools' FA Under-16 Boys squad overwhelmed their counterparts from Inner London at Brunel University Sports Park.

Their 8-0 victory does not keep their hopes of reaching the knockout phase of the LC Hill Trophy alive, but does mean that the Seaxes' final match of the season, against Sussex, pits a confident Middlesex team against an opponent needing a result in order to reach the last four themselves.

Barca Mitahmasebi hit a hat-trick for Middlesex and claimed the 'Player of the Match' accolade. He was joined on the scoresheet by Sean Alexander, Brandonne Folly, Lorcan Barnett, Dan Boswell and Negus Malcom. 

After the match, manager Angus Douglas commented "This was a fantastic performance from the boys today. They were focused, switched on, got the ball down and played very well in spells. The team scored some great goals, earned a clean sheet but most of all turned up with the right mindset and it paid off." 

Squad: Eric Negraru, Dan Boswell, Lorcan Barnett, Barca Mitahmasebi, Negus Malcom, Sean Alexander, Pyerre Clarke, Brandonne Folly, Antonio De Sousa, Ebrima Barrow, Avishek Luchman, Amir Hadi, Dimi Mario, Ibrahim Elhaouarj

U14 Boys keep qualification hopes alive

Middlesex 8-1 Inner London

Saturday 9th February, SEESFA GE Knowles Cup

Middlesex went into this derby with aspirations to reach the knockout stage of the SEESFA competition, making this a 'must win' game. Coaches Michel Farrell and Kamal Romain challenged the squad; a challenge that was emphatically accepted.

Inner London started the match well but were frustrated by a mature defensive performance by Middlesex. Because Inner London had the bulk of possesion, they became vulnerable to counter attacks. Middlesex expolited this really well, with Brandon and Daniel always willing to run in behind the visiting defence. 

This theme was repeated throughout the match with Inner London unable to find an answer to Middlesex's fast, penetrative passing and clinical finishing. The finishes were of a very high standard and Middlesex scored a variety of goals, including a clever chip over the goalkeeper by Daniel.

Overall it was a great performance and result that leaves the Seaxes optimistic ahead of their next match against Surrey SFA.

Squad: James Cawley, Shai Grandison Wooding, Joshua Johnson, Adam Kaffel, Damian O'Connor, Jibril Sharmarke, Luca Rosen, Miller Lewis, Omo Samuel Bio, Daniel Adu-Adje, 
Brandon, Dillon Williams, Alfie

U14 Girls reach semi-final

Sussex U14 Girls 1-4 Middlesex U14 Girls

Saturday 2nd February, SEESFA Essex Cup South Section

The Middlesex U14 Girls Rep. Team which played Sussex on 02/02/19

On an extremely cold Saturday night on the south coast of England, the Middlesex Schools’ FA’s U14 girls Representative Team played their final group game against Sussex, knowing a win would guarantee them a place in the semi-finals of the South England Schools’ FA competition.

Middlesex started the game brightly, testing the Sussex goalkeeper in the opening two minutes and seeing a fantastic flowing move end with a shot flashing just the wrong side of the far post. Sussex nearly made Middlesex pay for their missed chances in the tenth minute, but Liana Sideras managed to pull off an acrobatic save to tip the shot over the bar and keep the scoresheet blank.

That scare seemed to be the spark Middlesex needed as they then went on a fifteen-minute rampage. First, Middlesex’s captain, Caitlin Star, played a perfectly weighted through ball that Shakira Kafero-Roberts emphatically finished at the near post. Then, the provider twice turned goal scorer. Star was in the right place at the right time to put away an awkward rebound and again showed great composure to control a cross eight yards out before placing the ball in the top of the net for her second goal and Middlesex’s third of the game.

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