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ESFA Midweek Report -PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Double Header- Perton Middle School vs Priory School

There were two games in one trip last month as we travelled to Wolverhampton with Perton Middle School and Priory School going head to head in two competitions.

On adjacent pitches it was goals galore in both games as the schools shared the spoils with each winning through in one competition.

In the PlayStation F.C. Under 12 Small Schools Cup a first half double from Ben O’Donnell put Perton in command with a 4-0 lead with a Niall Evans goal and an own goal completing the first half scoring.

Despite the scoreline the 2nd half was still very competitive with Priory battling to find a way back into the game and not letting their heads drop but further strikes from Jensen Capper, Harry Willis and Daniel Stockley saw the home side advance to round 2 courtesy of a 7-1 win.

Their success had continued in the competition with a penalty shoot-out win over Wrekin College in round 2 after a 3-3 draw followed by a 3-0 away win over Lacon Childe to seem them into the last 16.

In the PlayStation F.C. Under 13 Small Schools Cup played at the same time it was Priory who were the big winners, hat-tricks from Donovan and Reynolds leading them to a 12-0 victory over a Perton side weakened by a couple of absent key players.

In a display of clinical finishing the home side had no answer to the dynamic attacking play from a Priory side who could certainly contend for a place in the latter stages.

They continue to progress in the competition, a 13-1 home win in round 2 over Campion School set up a late November 3rd round tie with Sir John Talbot’s Technology College with the winners moving into the last 16.

Congratulations to both teams involved! If you would like us to feature your ESFA schools’ cup fixture, Please send your match report alongside pictures of the game to Jacob.Blades@schoolsfa.com – alternatively, please feel free to contact 353 Photography to request his presence at your upcoming match.

National Competitions, The World of Schools' Football

The ESFA Super League is here…

ESFA U18 National Cup Competitions just got Super…

In a change to the former U18 National Cup menu, the ESFA have introduced the first ever U18 Super League competitions for boys and girls.

The new set of competitions are designed for those schools, colleges and private providers which offer a football academy or development programme at sixth form level. In a bold new step for the ESFA, these competitions now mean the U18 offering is fully inclusive of all establishments offering programmes allowing students to benefit from regular football training, strength & conditioning and possibly analysis sessions – meaning we are once again increasing participation within National Cup settings.

The competitions, which pupils in years 11, 12 and 13 are eligible to enter are based on the Champions League format, beginning with a group phase, followed by knockout competition after Christmas. The National Final will be held during May at a Premier League or Championship stadium, where the two finalists in each competition will compete to be crowned National Super League Champions.

The ESFA are delighted to be able to open up their competition offer to include organisations outside of traditional ‘schools’ or ‘colleges’ in a bid to create an incredible level of competition for teams across England.

For more information on how to enter (if you haven’t already!), either read the full details here, call the National Competitions Department on 01785 785970 or email them directly at Competitions@schoolsfa.com