Latest News - 13 May 2014
Mansfield & Ashfield District Under 13 representative side lifted the Nottinghamshire Schools’ FA Intermediate Cup with a 3-2 win over Nottingham U13s in the Final played at the Nottingham Forest Academy ground in Wilford.
Nottingham began brightly and built a 2-0 half time lead with goals from Ryan Kabu from Emmanuel and Charlie Wood of Trinity. The second half however was a totally different affair with Mansfield and Ashfield dominating proceedings playing some excellent football. The three goals which brought them victory were all headers scored by Joe Laurie from Joseph Whitaker, Ryan Helmkay of Garibaldi and Ashfield’s Tom Batterham. The cup was presented to the winners by Barry Shackley, Vice Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Schools’ FA.
On the same evening at the Academy, the finals of the 6-a-side Nottingham Forest U10s Tournament took place. Eight teams, who had qualified from preliminary rounds were split into two groups to play in a round robin format. The two group winners were to play in the final and Lady Bay School from West Bridgford were League A winners with wins over Arnold View (2-1) and Keyworth (2-0) and a 1-1 draw with second placed team West Bridgford. In Group B, Awsworth completed their games with a 100% record with wins against St Peter’s Ruddington (3-2), St Wilfrid’s Calverton (6-0) and a 2-0 victory over second placed team Edwalton. The final was a tight affair with Awsworth squeezing home 2-1 to be presented with their mementoes and Shield by Dimitar Evtimov, the Forest keeper.
The Nottinghamshire Schools’ Girls Under 16, Hilary Swinn County Cup Final was held at The Poplars Sports Ground last Thursday between Arnold Hill Academy and Sherwood e-Act Academy from Gedling. Despite torrential rain for two thirds of the game both teams produced a good standard of football played in great spirit but sadly, the fact that Arnold Hill were missing part of their squad proved significant. A 4-2 score at half time with Sherwood always in the lead and final score of 5-2 with goals from Nottinghamshire Schools’ representative players Alana Crawford (4) and one from captain Charlotte Steggles with goals in reply for Arnold Hill from Katie Fish and Esme Crosby saw the Cup presented to captain Charlotte Steggles by Barry Shackley, Vice Chairman of Notts Schools’ FA.
Tomorrow evening sees the Annual Forest Finals Night take place at the City Ground. The competition begins with Nottingham Schools’ FA’s Ron Matthews Memorial Cup between four Primary schools – Whitemoor, Fernwood, Cantrell and Hempshill Hall with the first semi-final beginning at 4.55pm. An Invitation Girls game between Ambleside and Robin Hood Primary Schools will precede the Primary Final.
The two main games are the Under 14 Forest Vase – KO 6.10pm and the Under 15 Forest Bowl commencing at 7.25pm. The Vase features Nottingham Academy and Carlton le Willows from Gedling with a Nottingham Academy side again making the Final of the Under 15 Bowl against Nottingham Emmanuel.