Hertfordshire Schools progress through to the Semi-Finals after an impressive win against a well drilled and organised Sussex side.

Wood was again ever present in the starting eleven with no less than 8 Boreham Wood Under 18s featuring.  Hertfordshire Schools dominated from the off with a real tempo and work ethic, not allowing Sussex to play any football pressing high up the pitch.        

Herts soon took the lead with a well worked short corner which see Wood Under 18s skipper Charlie Hunter play short to the edge of the box for Ruddock Yala to drill a left footed volley past the Sussex goalie giving him no chance in saving the Woods youngsters effort.  The lead was soon doubled when both Harvey Scott and Luke Lane combined to free Luke in the box for him to curl his effort into the far top corner.

                                                                                                                                                                    Hertfordshire schools again dominated after the break with many opportunities being wasted from the front two.  Harvey Scott then got his reward for his tireless work ethic where he was able to lose his man in the box for Charlie Hunter to pick him out with a pin point cross for Harvey to direct his header in to the top corner.

Hertfordshire Schools now face either Gwent or East Midlands in the Semi – final with the chance to play in the National Cup Final.

Head Academy Coach Luke Garrard Commented “To have had 8 Boreham Wood youngsters feature in tonight’s Quarter final is a massive accolade for them and the club.  For all the scorers to play for Boreham Wood speaks volumes, I was impressed with in which the team played tonight they made a very strong Sussex side look distinctly average, it could of easily been 6 or 7.  They have a massive task ahead of them in the next round whether they face Gwent or East Midlands they are in the Semi – Final for a reason they will have to play with the same tempo and purpose”.


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