St. John’s Prep School Crowned Middlesex County Football Champions

St. John’s U11 footballers continued their highly impressive season by becoming Middlesex County Football Champions over the weekend.

West Lodge (Harrow), John Keble (Brent) and St. John’s (Enfield) played in a tightly contested round robin competition, which was highlighted by all the games ending in draws.

First, St. John’s played John Keeble. St. John’s took the lead through Flavio Gomes only for John Keble to cancel it out with an equaliser halfway through the second half. 

The next two games were both 0-0 draws, and consequently all three teams finished on equal points and goal difference. The tournament was to be decided on penalties, and as St. John’s and John Keble had both scored one more goal than West Lodge, it would be those two teams to go head to head. 

Sean Kanu and Takumi Satoh calmly scored their penalties. St. John’s keeper, Philip Pawlik, saved John Keble’s first penalty and when they fired their third penalty wide, meaning St. John’s celebrations could begin. 

St. John’s Prep School now go onto represent Middlesex in the South East of England regional final of The English Schools Football Association Cup, the first time an independent School from Middlesex have had this honour. 

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