Verulam U14’s put themselves into the football history books

Verulam under 14 boys’ football team became the first school from Hertfordshire to ever reach the Elite national cup football final. The boys and PE staff travelled to Langley school in Norwich, an independent boarding school that has an affiliation with Norwich City Football Club for their semi final in the most prestigious football tournament in the country for schools football. Verulam took an early lead with a chipped shot over the keeper from top goal scorer Smith. Langley dominated much of the first half after that equalizing and then taking the lead 5 minutes from half time. A superb save from Hanks at 2-1 kept Verulam in the game. Then an instant response from a long range Andiyapan shot levelled the scoring and seconds before the half time whistle Smith scored his second; a great free kick. Verulam started the stronger in the second half with a good finish from McDonald. A frustrated Langley side couldn’t get back into the game and McDonald punished them further with his second of the game and Verulam’s 5th but the drama was not over. The electric Langley forward managed to find himself one on one before being brought down by a covering Verulam defender however Hanks again made an excellent save, this time from the penalty spot. In the dying moments of the match Langley got a consolation, but not enough to spoil Verulam’s joy of making history and reaching the Elite National cup Football final which is likely to be held in May in a major football club’s stadium.


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