Soccer Elite

Scholars to Round of 16


The Maplesden Scholars beat South Essex College 3-0 to reach the next round of the ESFA boys Under 18 Elite Schools and Academies Cup.

On Friday the team traveled to Southend to face the side managed by former Southend United and Lincoln City manager Steve Tilson.

In the rainy conditions, the squad managed to put together one of their best performances to date and were 2-0 up at halftime before bagging a third in the second half.

Maplesden Scholarship manager, Lee Spiller said, ‘We are delighted with the fantastic display that the boys put on on Friday. You can clearly see the hard work that they have been putting in day in, day out on the training pitch. Our shape and players knowledge of roles and responsibilities, with and without the ball were executed brilliantly. Not only did we win, but we won playing some amazing football.'

The draw for the next round (round of 16) is to be announced on Monday the 26th of November.

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