Following their unfortunate exit from the FA County Youth Cup, the players and management of the Middlesex Under-18 squad will turn their attention to league affairs on Sunday next; 3 February.
They will entertain their Essex FA counterparts at Rectory Park in their first group match in this season’s South East Counties Youth Championship. Kick-off is scheduled for 1.00pm.
We are in Group B of the competition with Hertfordshire, the Amateur Football Alliance and Essex. Essex have already played Hertfordshire, losing at Colney Heath by a single goal. Our other two group fixtures are on 17 February, against the Amateur Football Alliance at Rectory Park, and on 17 March at Letchworth against Hertfordshire.
Group A is comprised of Kent, Jersey, Sussex and London. This group is far more advanced than ours, each team having currently played two of its three fixtures. Kent currently lead the table with two wins, while Jersey and Sussex have each won once.
The two group winners will contest the final.
Middlesex will be without defender Babjide Shittu for Sunday’s match, as a result of the red card which he received during the FA County Youth Cup match at Liverpool.
Manager John Fletcher has selected the following squad:-
Caolan Doyle (Northwood FC)
Femi Azeez (Wealdstone FC)
Mason Tunbridge (Enfield Town FC)
Michael O’Neill (Hayes & Yeading United FC)
Jonti Purdon (Wingate & Finchley FC)
Ricardo Matos (Wingate & Finchley FC)
Ruben Carvalho (Wingate & Finchley FC)
Radu Stefanoaica (Uxbridge FC)
Jamie Fulton (Northwood FC)
Sukru Yildiz (Potters Bar Town FC)
Efraim Difuamna-Hyingi (Hanwell Town FC)
Oliver Lawford (Northwood FC)
Jacob Adeyemi (Wingate & Finchley FC)
Marco Afonso (Hanwell Town FC)
Johnny Gill (Soccer Chance Academy)
Simeon Olarein (Wingate & Finchley FC)
The following players have been placed on standby:-
Lewis White (Hanwell Town FC)
Miles Dumba (Wealdstone FC)
Felix Amoah (Hendon FC)
Loic Evangoepossi (Potters Bar Town FC)
Reece Mallett (Harefield United FC)
Kyran Worrell (Northwood FC)
Joe Ringer (Wealdstone FC)
Isaac Ogundere (Hayes & Yeading United FC)
Josh Penemo (Hayes & Yeading United FC)
Patrick Connolly (Hendon FC)
Luke Massingham (Wealdstone FC)
Oliver Regan (Potters Bar Town FC)
Eisa Ezab (Hendon FC)
Liam Bakry (North Greenford United FC)
Everyone is welcome to come and support the team and experience the excellent facilities at Rectory Park. The Sat-Nav location is UB5 6AU. Admission is free.