Despite an impressive performance, the Middlesex SFA Under-15 squad were narrowly beaten by their counterparts from Sussex.
Middlesex made a bright start, but went behind after 20 minutes.
In the second half, Middlesex conceded another goal after a scramble in the box.
Middlesex then began to dominate the game, putting together some good passes. Eventually, Fortune Butungu scored on his debut for the Seaxes.
Middlesex came close to scoring a number of times, but the Sussex goalkeeper made some outstanding saves to secure the win for the home side.
Squad: Tobi Ogundega (Queensmead), Ma'kel Bazile (Hatch End), Dimitris Savva (Crest Academy), Khion Griffiths-Farrell (Totteridge Academy), Felix Frimpong (Totteridge Academy), Jaime Sacopon (St Gregory's Catholic Science College), Daniel Baxter (Christ's College Finchley), James Penny (Mill Hill County High School), Ryan Hammond (The Compton School), Fortune Butungu (Aylward Academy), Samuel Fatimehin (Lea Valley High School), Anotida Mano (Queensmead), Joshua Addae (Bishop Ramsey), Dominic Jones (Haydon), Hekmat Alizai (Ruislip High School), Malikai Ekpenyong (Marylebone Boys School), Tyrese Okello (St Gregory's Catholic Science College)