The U18 SE Tye Cup between Finchley Catholic High School and Alec Reed Academy on Monday 14th November was abandoned by the match referee with Alec Reed Academy leading 3-1. The cause of the abandonment was a series of incidents which each constituted serious misconduct by the players involved.

While both schools have responded to the issues which occured during the match in prompt and appropriate fashion, Middlesex Schools’ FA is determined to take a strong stance when matches are abandoned due to violent conduct. With this in mind, the Management Committee has taken the decision to remove both schools from the competition.

In addition, the players reported by the match referee for violent conduct will be dealt with by the English Schools’ FA, in accordance with the standard disciplinary procedures.