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PlayStation F.C. U14 Elite Schools’ Cup- Claremont School v Whitgift School

Claremont School and Whitgift School played out a classic cup tie at Whyteleafe FC’s Church Road Ground with the boys from Sussex edging through to the last 16.

Jaydon Fuller grabbed a first half double to put Claremont 2-0 ahead and seemingly in command of tie that promised to be one of the ties of the round.

Whitgift pulled a goal back before the break to set up a tense second half in which they did everything but draw level.

Fuller could have scored a hat-trick goal but for an offside flag but it was a backs to the wall performance from the Claremont defence in the second half, epitomised by a fantastic double save from keeper Jacob Watson late on to preserve the one goal advantage.

While Whitgift players were disappointed at the final whistle, they fully played their part in a cup tie where the result was in doubt right up until the last kick of the game.

Both sides were a credit to their schools but it was Claremont who made the trip back to Sussex 2-1 winners.

A big thank you to 353 Photography for the match report and images.

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PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Under 15 Boys Elite Quarter Final-Tollbar Academy 1 Kepier 2

Tollbar Academy v Kepier in a English Schools Football Association Boys Under 15 Elite Schools Cup Quarter Final match on Wednesday 15th January 2020 (c) Garry Griffiths | ThreeFiveThree Photography

Two late goals secured Kepier’s passage into the semi finals for the second successive season and set them up for a repeat clash with Thomas Telford for a place in the final.

In a competitive match with their Grimsby based hosts it was a long range Smith effort that gave the hosts a half time lead after Kepier themselves had come close to opening the scoring with a long range shot that bounced down off the crossbar.

With the clock ticking down and the hosts defending well it appeared their quest for a place in the last four would fall short but two late goals from Carr and Stanton edged them in front and they defended that lead until the final whistle.

Thomas Telford reached the semi final with a narrow 1-0 win away to Wright Robinson after extra time to set up what should be a fascinating clash in the North East this afternoon.

Match report courtesy of 353 Photography