Henry Cort Communtiy College starlets fly flag for Hampshire in ESFA National Cup

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A team of boys from Fareham are the last remaining Hampshire side in the year nine English Schools Football Association (ESFA) National Cup.

The Henry Cort Community College squad produced a thrilling 3-0 triumph over Weydon School at the end of last month.

The success in Aldershot saw them move into the fifth round, where they will entertain Charters School on Wednesday, December 12.

Despite horrendous conditions – with strong winds and torrential rain battering the 3G pitch in north Hampshire – Henry Cort raced into an early lead.

Elliott Simpson was put through with only the Weydon goalkeeper to beat and he calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner.  

And it was 2-0 before the break as Max May delivered a pinpoint free-kick which Ben Evans volleyed home.

In the second half, the rain continued to pour and the Fareham outfit continued the apply the pressure.

They were rewarded when Tom Walter smashed in the third and final goal to make certain of a place in the hat for the fifth round.  

PE teacher Jason Plomer said: ‘I am so proud of the boys.

‘They were always in control despite the horrendous weather.  

‘I am looking forward to seeing how far they can take this.’

Henry Cort principal Claudia Cubbage added: ‘I am extremely proud of all the boys.

‘Their continued effort and hard work paid off with a much-deserved win.’

HENRY CORT: Toby Steward, Joe Davies, Toby Hancock, Ben Evans, Harry Cook, Max May, Ben Costley, Elliott Simpson, Callum Simmonds, Ethan Gee, Billy Campbell, Tom Walter, Leo Kirby