SCHOOLS FOOTBALL: Nene Park’s superb cup run comes to an end

Action from the Nene Park Academy v Whitgift School semi-final.

Action from the Nene Park Academy v Whitgift School semi-final.

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Nene Park Academy’s superb run in the English Schools FA Cup came to an end yesterday (March 23).

They entertained Whitgift School from Croydon in Surrey in the Year 8 semi-final and were beaten 3-2 in a cracking match.

More action from yesterday's semi-final at Nene Park Academy.

More action from yesterday's semi-final at Nene Park Academy.

The city lads twice equalised with Kyall Woods making it 1-1 and Ricky Jade-Jones levelling it up at 2-2 but Whitgift took the honours with a winner two minutes from time.

678 teams enterered the competition and Nene Park came through nine rounds.