Enfield Town FC Reserves/U18s
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12th December 2007
Birmingham U18s 0 Middlesex U18s 5
FA County Youth Cup 3rd Round
Middlesex March On
Saturday 8 December 2007.
Birmingham were knocked out of The FA County Youth Cup in convincing style at the weekend, suffering their heaviest defeat in over a decade at the hands of Middlesex FA at County Headquarters.
The hosts were on the back foot straight from the kick-off as the visitors went a goal up within 12 seconds. It took just five more minutes for Jake Lovell to double the advantage, slotting home a Lyle Taylor cross from close range.
By the eighth minute, Middlesex had total control as despite Courtney Belford's athletic dive, Luke Marshall struck the ball high and out of his reach to make it 3-0.Birmingham attempted to claw one back, but each time they were met by a solid defence. A hard working Simon Dumelow was just beaten to Jamielle Matt's neat lob into the box in the 11th minute, whilst Kieran Clarke saw his shot go just wide of the post after Dumelow created a chance for the Sutton Coldfield Town youngster.
After absorbing any pressure that Birmingham could find, Middlesex scored their fourth on the 30 minute mark, through another Lovell finish at the far post from a neat left wing cross.
Despite rattling the post early in the second half, Birmingham failed to make any impression on the scoreline.
Three minutes later, Dumelow forced a save from Matty Foley in the Middlesex goal when the Nuneaton Borough youngster was prevented from following up his shot, which was deflected away by the visitor's efficient defence.
Belford then stretched to save from substitute Richard Aygeman with just 10 minutes left on the clock.
Two minutes later, Middlesex sealed their second consecutive 5-0 victory in this season's FA County Youth Cup with Lyle Taylor following up his parried shot with a strike low to Belford's left.
Middlesex will now take on Liverpool County FA in the Quarter Final of the prestigious competition, while Birmingham have the chance to regroup as they prepare take on the Lincolnshire County FA on Sunday 10 February.
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3rd December 2007
Dagenham & Redbridge U18s 0 Enfield Town U18s 4
Eastern Junior Alliance League Cup 2nd Round
Wednesday 14th November 2007
Dagenham & Redbridge U18s (0) 0
Enfield Town U18s (2) 4 Healey 2, Ewington 2
Report by Mike Smee
The last time our under eighteens played Dagenham and Redbridge our boys were overwhelmed by the league two youth side and got beat 4-1. This time was so different. We had taken a very positive approach to the game and all agreed that we would not beat ourselves as we were not mentally strong the last time we went out.
From the first whistle we started to mount a good attack that ended in a shot off target then only moments latter Billy Healey leaped into the air to finish a well delivered cross from Mathew Mitchell. We then dominated possession and created many more chances. Dagenham did manage 3 breakaway chances in the first half but with Jordane Blake playing like an English international keeper, he was more than equal to any attempts they had. It wasn't long until Billy Healey finished his second goal of the game with a great strike from the edge of the area from a measured cut back by Paul Christodoulou.
Going into the second half we just grew in confidence, playing 3 under sixteens – Anthony Stockman, Lewis Roulfe and Louis Baldwin who all played beyond their years. Liam McDermott then played a well weighted pass for James Ewington to calmly slot home a one on one with the keeper. James then netted his second from another cut back from Paul Christodoulou struck with blistering power into the top right hand corner. M.O.T.M. was Dan Odamo.
Enfield Town: 1, Jordane Blake 2, Liam McDermott 3, Fred Dolling 4, Billy Healey 5, Gordan Wallis 6, Dan Odamo 7, Paul Christodoulou 8, Mathew Mitchell 9, James Ewington 10, Luke Marshall. 11, Anthony Stockman 12, Reis Field 14, Lewis Roulfe 15, Louis Baldwin.