School Sport: Marshalls make last eight

PUBLISHED: 09:21 21 November 2012

Local schools are battling it out for county and national honours

Local schools are battling it out for county and national honours

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Romford pupils keep county Cup hopes alive

Essex Year 11 Cup

Marshalls Park 3 Chingford 2

Park booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Alan Child Trophy after a stunning goal from Jake Chatfield.

The home side dominated the first half and netted twice inside the first 20 minutes to take control.

Bradley Cole’s long throw-in caused confusion in the Chingford defence, with the visiting keeper helping the ball into his own net.

And Park doubled their lead in stunning style as Charlie Yexley beat two defenders on the flank and cut inside to chip the ball across goal where Chatfield headed home.

Chingford hit back after beating the offside trap, but Park went 3-1 up when Yexley collected the ball just inside the opposition half and beat two tackles before firing past the keeper at his near post.

The visitors grabbed a second with two minutes remaining, but Park held on for victory.

They must wait to see who they will face in the last eight, but know it will be the winner of the Heathcoate v Norlington or St Bonaventures tie.

Teacher Paul Aylett said: “It’s great for the lads and hopefully they can go on from here and make the semi-finals.”

n Emerson Park’s Year 8 squad progressed in the National Cup with a 3-1 win at Stoke Newington, meanwhile.

And there were further wins for St Martin’s Year 10s, who beat Ashcroft Tech by a 7-2 margin, and Shenfield High’s under-18s, who thrashed Thurston College by a resounding 9-1 scoreline.

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