JFS turn the tables
PUBLISHED: 12:51 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 13:33 24 August 2010
By Ben Kosky OLLIE Henry and Aaron Solomon both netted twice as Jewish Free School gained revenge for last year s Brent Schools Cup final defeat by Copland. It was Copland who claimed the borough s sixth form trophy in 2008 with a 4-1 win, but JFS ensure
By Ben Kosky
OLLIE Henry and Aaron Solomon both netted twice as Jewish Free School gained revenge for last year's Brent Schools' Cup final defeat by Copland.
It was Copland who claimed the borough's sixth form trophy in 2008 with a 4-1 win, but JFS ensured the roles were reversed at Townsend Lane as they triumphed 5-2.
After a closely-contested opening 15 minutes, Henry's cross sailed directly into the Copland net to break the deadlock and the same player converted a penalty to make it 2-0 just before half-time.
Despite some sterling work at the back by Copland defender and captain Oscar Richy-Blankson, Solomon found the target twice in quick succession in the second half.
Evandro Delgado pulled a goal back, but a fifth strike by Ben Ellis put JFS out of sight before Delgado bagged his second of the game with just a few minutes remaining.
"It could have been about 14-10," said Anthony Flack, the head of boys' PE at JFS. "There were a lot of chances, a lot of good saves and open flowing football.
"After the first goal went in, though, I was confident of going on to win the game. Last year Copland definitely deserved to win it and it was nice to come out on top this time - I think it was a fair reflection of the game."
Copland coach Paul Lawrence admitted: "I knew their team were good and in a way they looked more experienced than us. At times we played better football, good on the eye, but without the clinical end product."
The result meant Copland had to settle for just one success from four Brent Schools' finals - their year sevens and nines were also defeated, but the year eights triumphed 4-2 against Preston Manor earlier in the season.
And JFS hopes of a second trophy were dashed when their year 11 side lost the final 4-2 to Cardinal Hinsley, despite leading twice through George Fierstone.
Fierstone's opening goal was cancelled out just after half-time by Cristian Bambadi, but the JFS player restored his side's advantage with a shot that sailed in from the halfway line.
Ruddock Yala levelled again for Cardinal Hinsley and Bambadi edged the Harlesden school in front with his second of the game before Francis Addo's header clinched the trophy.
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