Drayton Manor win Ambler Cup

The following report was written by Freddie Scarborough, a student at Drayton Manor and a member of their cup-winning side. It was contributed by the school and is reproduced with thanks.

Drayton Manor are presented with the Ambler CupThe Drayton Manor U17 football team travelled to Powerday Stadium, home to Hanwell Town FC, for the final of the U17 Middlesex Cup.

In the lead up to the match, the boys had given up much of their free time in preparation for St Thomas More High School, who had won their semi-final game 7-1. Coaches Mr Black and Mr Grudgings also worked with the team to decide on tactics for this all-important match.

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2018-19 Affiliation Deadline Extended

The Middlesex Schools' Football Association wishes to announce that it has agreed to extend the deadline for affiliation and competition entries to cover the remainder of the Academic Year.

The Association recognises that teachers who give up their own time to facilitate the playing of inter-school sport need to be supported so wishes to maximise the opportunities for schools to participate.

This will facilitate a delay in the publication of the MSFA Handbook and the fixtures for the various competitions. MSFA will publish cup draws and fixture lists during August and will endeavour to ensure that the handbooks are compiled and dispatched in time for the start of the 2018-19 Academic Year.

Schools who have not yet submitted their entries and wish to do so should complete the online affiliation form without delay.

Ruislip High are 1st XI League Champions

Ruislip High School won the U18 1st XI League Championship after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Enfield Grammar School in the Final. The Hillingdon-based school had qualified for the end-of-season play-offs by finishing third in the table and had reached the decider by defeating the previously unbeaten Mill Hill.

Enfield had only just reached the knockout phase, claiming the fourth spot by a single point. They then travelled to Finchley Catholic, who had led the table at the end of the regular season and secured a famous victory.

The decider was played at North Greenford United and eventually went the way of Ruislip High, despite a valiant effort by Enfield Grammar.

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