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Latest News - 14 September 2017

Tournament Reports

It’s been a busy start for the City Boys’ teams at the start of a season which sees the association’s representative teams back up to their normal complement of teams from U11 to U15.

The two seniorNottingham Schools’ representative sides were involved in separate pre season tournaments in Yorkshire on Saturday. The U14s travelled away to Leeds and had a useful run out. Games were of 20 minute duration and their first match of three was against Harrogate and Craven which resulted in a0-0 draw. Next came York and despite the City side dominating the result was once again a 0-0 stalemate. These two results were in stark contrast to the next game versus Leeds which Nottingham won 7-0, perhaps helped by playing straight away after the York game. The goal scorers were Dejanie Cambell with a hat-trick, Ashia Fearon 2, and 1 each for Lewis Rourke and Yusuf Hall.

This put Nottingham in the first of the semi finals which produced another dominant display against Salford but a fast breakaway by the Manchester side caught the City boys out with the twenty minute format of games giving little opportunity to reply. Salford went on to win the tournament, beating Sheffield in the final.

The U15s travelled to Sheffield for their tournament and played the same sort of format. Several of the Nottingham squad were triallists and again the morning proved a useful exercise in preparing for the season. Two leagues of four saw Nottingham pitted against Leeds, York and Sheffield. In the first match versus Sheffield, an encouraging display saw the City lose 1-0. The second game was against York and produced a fine 2-0 victory with Aaron Wainaina scoring twice. Unfortunately the third game resulted in a 1-0 defeat to Leeds which meant Nottingham failed to make the semi final by the margin of one goal. A highlight of the three games apart from Wainaina’s brace was a flashing header from debutant striker Iqbal Martin from a superb cross which produced a terrific save from the opposing keeper.

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