Ashmole Wins Middlesex First XI League Title
Ashmole Academy Wins Middlesex First XI League Title
Having won the Middlesex North section of the league against tough opposition in the form of Finchley Catholic High School and Enfield Grammar School, Ashmole Academy were drawn to face Greig City Academy from Haringey in the knock-out stage. A narrow 3-2 victory was achieved in a tense semi-final which was dominated by Ashmole. The reward was a place in the final, held at Northwood FC, versus Alec Reed Academy.
Ashmole started the final strongly and deservedly took the lead through Ryane Tully of year 13. Despite continuing to dominate the first half Ashmole went into the interval with a slender 1-0 advantage. After the break, a resurgent Alec Reed Academy began to take control of the game but Ashmole, defending like Trojans, held firm and ultimately prevailed 1-0 thereby retaining the Middlesex First XI League Title. This was the first Ashmole team in the history of the Middlesex League to achieve such a feat. Congratulations to all concerned.