ESFA PlayStation U14 Inter County Cup for Boys’ National Final: Match Report
Friday 17 June 2016By ESFA Office
Surrey County Schools’ FA v Bedfordshire County Schools’ FA
Surrey CSFA and Bedfordshire CSFA kicked off the ESFA’s second day at Birmingham City’s fantastic St Andrew’s Stadium with their 12pm KO at the ground.
The game started fast and a few early chances for Bedfordshire. In the second minute Callum Short brought the ball from the right hand side and forced the keeper to make a diving save but the ball drifted just wide of the post.
From all the early pressure from Bedfordshire it was Surrey that got the first goal of the day. Sean O’Brien received the ball from the left wing and he looped the ball up into the air and into the bottom corner of the goal.
With only 5 minutes on the clock and Surrey shot again from the edge of the area but the keeper clears the ball, this forced the counter attack from Bedfordshire but as the ball was lifted into the area the headed effort went straight into the keeper’s arms.
From the keepers clearance Surrey went 2-0 up. Joshua Ajayi put the ball into the empty net after Sean O’Brien beat the goal keeper and played across the goal.
On the 10 minute mark Surrey got their third goal. The ball was taken into the box from Josh Ajayi and pulled back to Bartek Zynek who scored from a yard out.
The game evened out for both teams with the majority of the ball in midfield, both defences were strong and worked the ball well away from any danger.
After 20 minutes Surrey hit the bar. The ball was floated into the area from the left wing. Jones hit the ball with his left foot but I strikes against the post and out for a goal kick.
The second half saw Bedfordshire with a lot to do. 8 minutes into the second half and they get a chance to get a goal back. The ball was put over from a corner but Surrey cleared their lines well.
A minute later and Surrey get another goal. The ball was put over from the left side with a cross by Zynek and Jones placed the ball into the bottom corner as Bedfordshire failed to defend the cross.
3 minutes later and Surrey scored again. A second goal for Bartek Zynek as the ball was played back from the touch line and Zynek shot the ball across the goal to find the opposite corner.
Bedfordshire eventually got their first goal of the game. James Allen timed his run well and got himself into a 1 on 1 situation with the keeper. He placed the ball under the diving keeper to get a consolation goal for his team.
With 2 minutes of the game left Surrey were awarded a penalty. Bartek Zynek stepped up to complete his hat trick. He placed the penalty kick in the centre of the goal, sending the keeper out of the way to put the final score at 6-1 to Surrey County Schools’ FA.
Both teams were awarded their medals and Surrey lifted the trophy to become National Champions for 2015/16.
Surrey County Schools’ FA
1. Rohan Luthra 2. Branden Emes 3. Liam Montague 4. Jacob Munting (Captain) 5. Jude Russell 6. Nico Jones 7. Fabio Sole 8. Cameron Antwi 9. Sean O’Brien 10. Fabio DeCarvelho 11. Sylvester Jasper 12. Archie Lowery 13. Adam Guest 14. Bartek Zynek 15. Jayden Davis 16. Joshua Ajayi.
Bedfordshire County Schools’ FA
1. Ryan Anderson 2. Zavier Corion 3. Finlay Brennan (Captain) 4. Teddy Daniels 5. Duncan Idehen 6. Avan Jones 7. Callum Shortt 8. Samuel Beckwith 9. Adam Tilson 10. Stefan Vukoje 11. Jonas Kalonda 12. Tyler Martin 13. Nat Spedding 14. Ellis Capp 15. James Sheridan 16. James Allen.
Referee: Ryan Williams
Assistant Referees: Ken Cox & William Doyle
Fourth Official: Fabio Greenwood
Photos from the game are available from 353 Photography to view the album, please click here.
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