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Throwback Thursday – The anticipated semi-final

ESFA U18 Boys Super League Semi Final

In the run-up to the inaugural U18 Super League National Final in May, we’re going on our travels with ESFA photographer, Garry Griffiths (353 Photography), to relive last Wednesday’s much anticipated semi-final match

Park View School 4 – 0 Millfield School
Wednesday 21st April 2021 at Quorn FC

This week we take a relatively short trip of just 8 days into the archives for a long awaited semi final in the Boys Under 18 Super League – albeit well over a year since the competition kicked off!

There is a certain amount of irony that the ESFA’s youngest competition, the U18 Super League that made its debut in 2019-2020, should offer us the longest running competition to date, with the first fixtures having taken place a whopping 581 days before this semi final tie.

Hosted in the Midlands at Quorn FC’s Farley Way Stadium, it was an end-to-end tie, played out on the 3G surface with few clear cut chances to worry the keepers in either goal. After 45 minutes, the sides went into the break deadlocked at 0-0, despite plenty of quality clearly on show.

The second half saw Park View eventually get on top, although clear chances were again at a premium, until goals from Ben Ramsey, Shaun Dippenaar, Liam Paul and Micky Spellman put the North East side through to the final.

It was a harsh scoreline on Millfield over the 90 minutes, with the game very much looking like extra-time would be needed to separate the sides, but their late flurry of goals will see Park View travel to the National Final in May to battle John Madejski Academy…where time will only tell who will be crowned the inaugural Super League champions.

Keep an eye on the ESFA social media channels and website for further information about the upcoming National Final.

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ESFA Super League Semi-Final: Watch Live

The long awaited Semi Final of the 2019/20 ESFA Men’s Super League will be played this Wednesday and you can watch the match live online

The fixture which features Park View School from Chester-Le-Street and Millfield School from Somerset, will take place at Quorn FC in Loughborough with a 2pm KO.

Due to current Government restrictions, no spectators will be permitted to attend the semi-final event, however ESFA broadcasting partners, 247.TV will be streaming the match live online on a pay per view service – the cost to watch the match will be £8.

You can find the link to watch the fixture here: http://www.247.tv/247

Due to the ongoing pandemic, this fixture has been a long time coming and the victorious team will go on to face John Madejski Academy in the inaugrual Super League National Final. The date and details of which are TBC.

Good luck to both semi-finalists!

ESFA Super League 21/22

You can now register to enter for the ESFA Super League 21/22 – the country’s Elite U18 competition for Men & Women’s leagues. The ESFA Super League is designed for those schools, colleges and private providers which run academy programmes for VI form level, offering regular football training sessions, strength & conditioning and analysis sessions.

To enter, either go to http://www.esfa.co.uk/schools and login with your unique ESFA login details to get involved or, if you haven’t entered before, contact competitions@schoolsfa.com to find out more and to register with the National Competitions Department.