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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Middlesex U16 0-2 Kent U16

15th December 2018

On a bitterly cold morning the Middlesex U16 squad welcomed Kent to Brunel University for their latest match in the SEESFA competition.

The game started with Middlesex playing into the wind. The Seaxes struggled to keep possession and were having trouble getting out of their own half. Kent had a fast right-sided player who was causing all kinds of problems for the home side and after 12 minutes he fed the Kent striker who finished into the corner. 

Ten minutes later it was 2-0 to Kent as the same right-sided player went through and scored himself.

The second half started and Middlesex were better with the wind in their favour and almost scored when Moray Rinkson hit the bar. However, that was as close as Middlesex came to scoring. Again the Middlesex squad applied themselves well and there were some good performances; Negus Malcom had a good game as did Sean Alexander.

Squad: Eric Negraru, Ibrahim Elhaouarj, Dan Boswell, Sean Alexander, Moray Rinkson, Avishek Luchman, Amir Hadi, Negus Malcom, Brandonne Folly, Anthony White, Ebrima, Ali, Antonio De Sousa