SCHOOLS FOOTBALL: Nene Park through to English Schools FA Cup semi-finals

The Nene Park Academy team through to the English Schools FA Cup semi-finals.
The Nene Park Academy team through to the English Schools FA Cup semi-finals.

A city school have won through to the semi-finals of a huge national cup competition.

Nene Park Academy beat the William Edwards Academy from Thurrock 4-2 yesterday (February 2) at Bushfield to reach the last four in the English Schools Under 13 FA Cup - a competition that attracted 678 teams.

The Peterborough lads opened the scoring after 20 minutes through Ricky-Jade Jones but the visitors levelled just after half-time.

Five minutes later though Nene Park were back in front courtesy of a Flynn Clarke goal and then they strtehced their advantage to 4-1 with 10 minutes to go through Jones and Clarke again.

William Edwards Academy bagged an injury-time consolation to complete the scoring.

The semi-final draw will be made next week.

Last year Nene Park got to the last 32 stage.

The Nene Park team is managed by Matt Smith with help from Year 10 student Daniel England.

The Nene Park squad is: Dylan Martin, Raff D’Amore, Jack Roe, Connor Peters, Marcus Goymour, Alfie Webb, Jamie Lane, Oliver Wildman, Kyall Woods, Ricky-Jade Jones, Josh Stimson, Jack Hampson, Jayden Richardson, Eliyas Bagdonavicius, Flynn Clarke, Henry Walden.

Nene Park’s results and scorers in earlier rounds:

Quarter-finals - beat Enfield Grammar School 2-1 (Ricky Jade-Jones, Jamie Lane)

Round 6 – beat City of London School 2-0 (Ricky-Jade Jones 2).

Round 5 – beat Robert Bloomfield Academy, Bedford, 4-3 (Ricky-Jade Jones 2, Jayden Richardson 2).

Round 4 – beat Carres Grammar School, Lincs, 3-1 (Ricky-Jade Jones 2, Jamie Lane).

Round 3 – beat Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdon, 1-0 (Connor Peters).

Round 2 – beat St Ivo, St Ives, 4-0 (Connor Peters, Jamie Lane, Ricky-Jade Jones 2).

Round 1 – bye