Jim Taylor

The Middlesex FA Under 16 players completed their programme of South East Counties Youth Championship matches on last Sunday, 2nd February, 2020 at Rectory Park, against their Jersey FA counterparts.


Unfortunately, our visitors experienced a very brief visit to Rectory Park. Their take off from Jersey was severely delayed by fog and they didn’t arrive until 2.10 pm. The game kicked off was at 2.34 pm and they had to leave almost immediately afterwards to catch their return flight from Gatwick.


Middlesex won the match by 2 goals to 1. Noah Trench put Jersey ahead in the 33rd minute. Ruben Doherty equalised 3 minutes later and Ajay Puja Pun scored the winner 5 minutes after the half time interval.


This second win from our three matches placed us at the head of the Group A table with 6 points. However, with the games featuring the Amateur Football Alliance against both London and Jersey still to be played, it is very unlikely that we will remain there, especially as we have a goal difference of -2.


At the conclusion of the match the Middlesex FA President John Davies, presented 10 of the Middlesex players (those shown below in bold type) with medals to commemorate 4 appearances for the County.



Middlesex: Patryk Niznik (Old Isleworthians), Owen Walsh (Whitton Wanderers), Marcus Ribero-Dias (Hadley Rangers), Darragh O’Keeffe (Acton & Ealing Whistlers), Anotida Mano (Hayes & Yeading United), Oliver Connor (Hadley Rangers), Jahrome Evans (Hayes & Yeading United), Frankie Major (Sandgate) (capt), Servet Bala (Magix), Ruben Doherty (Uxbridge) and Sam Rogers (Hadley Rangers).


Substitutes (rolling substitutions were used): Ajay Purja Pun (Sutton United), Jayden St Paul (Sandgate), Shahzaman Ahmad (Ruislip Rangers) and Jayden Goodfellow (Acton & Ealing Whistlers).


Manager: Vince Purdue Coach: Mark Adams Physio: Gary Strudwick


Jersey: Alfie le Quilcher (JTC Jersey Wanderers), John Lloyd (St Paul’s), Noah Risby (St Peter), Archie Corbett (JTC Jersey Wanderers), Fraser Crow (St Paul’s), Jack Lumsden (St Clement), Luke Coutanche, George Le Quesne ( both JTC Jersey Wanderers), Harry Scott (St Peter), Patrick O’Toole (St Paul’s) and Noah Trench (St Clement).


Substitutes: James Murphy, Andrew Gatehouse, Jacob Vidergrain (all St Paul’s), Sean De La Haye and Finley Lowes (both St Clement).


Centre Director: Paul Renton Coaches: Daniel Seviour and John Lloyd.


Referee: Simon Cudner Assistant Referees: Andy Tooley and Mike Partridge (all Middlesex FA).


For a full selection of match photography, Courtesy of chris benn

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