The second Middlesex FA Cup Final of the season is set to take place this Sunday 18th March as AFC Wembley U15 meet Whitton Wanderers Youth U15 at Northwood FC.
AFC Wembley Youth U15 v Whitton Wanderers Youth U15
Date: Sunday 18th March 2018
Venue: Northwood FC, Northwood Park, Chestnut Avenue, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1HR
The Under 15 Cup was formed in 1980 with recent winners including Wealdstone Youth, Bedfont Sports and last year, Wingate & Finchley Youth. Both teams involved in this Sunday's final will be hoping to etch their names into the trophy for the very first time, something that for Whitton Wanderers will be even more significant on their ever first County Cup final appearance.
Manager, Dermot Jordan said:
It’s Whitton Wanderers first ever County Cup Final & we have some outstanding teams in younger age groups, so hopefully this will be the first of many. This final caps years of remarkable improvement & fantastic hard work by all the boys.
In contrast, the AFC Wembley team are much more experienced when it comes to cup finals and have enjoyed tremendous success in the past five seasons reaching no less than five cup finals and claiming two league titles. AFC Wembley Manager, Darren Joseph, hopes a win this morning will help push his team to an unprecedented treble:
Reaching the Middlesex Cup final is a great achievement & testimony to the hard work put in by the players & coaching staff. A win today would be a fantastic result and would give the boys the confidence to go on and do well in the remaining games of the season and possibly win a league & cup treble.
Both teams have enjoyed some entertaining ties en-route to the final but admit that the final itself will pose a different challenge altogether. A message both managers will be relaying to their players before kick-off:
Dermot Jordan commented:
‘We don’t know much about them but Wembley are having an outstanding season and seem very well run. My message to the boys would be to give everything, try your best and have no regrets.’
Darren Joseph added:
‘Honestly, we don’t know much about them but to get to the Middlesex Cup Final they have got to be a fairly decent side. I’ll tell my players to have fun, enjoy the day and make memories!’
AFC Wembley – one to watch:
Tofan Saradi - A prolific & powerful marksman, Tofan has consistently found the net this season scoring 36 goals in 17 games so far.
Whitton Wanderers - one to watch:
Charlie Collins - A strong, bustling forward that loves scoring goals. Has been superb in the last few seasons. Takes up good positions & works hard. Is highly competitive & wants to win all the time. Has scored over 100 goals in the last three seasons.
Entry prices for the final are as follows:
There will be a collection at the gate for our chosen charity, London Air Ambulance.
For more information on this match or any of the other Middlesex FA finals, please see our Cups and Competitions page.