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ESFA small schools county cup

For the first time, on Thursday 18th October, Shortlanesend school entered the English Schools FA County Cup. Seven schools, including Shortlanesend, participated in this annual tournament and the teams were split into two groups.
Shortlanesend finished runners up in their group and progressed to the semi finals where we played Five Islands School ( all the way from the Scilly Islands). It was a fantastic performance from all involved, but Shortlanesend eventually ran out winners, 2-0.
The final was played between Mousehole and Shortlanesend and proved to be an incredibly close affair. A somewhat fortuitous goal, right on half time by Mousehole, proved enough to win it. 
A fantastic effort by Shortlanesend who came up against a team that have won the trophy three times in the last five years. 
Watching from the sidelines and coaching the group of players was fantastic and to see the team develop in each game was great- they showed great collectiveness and sportsmanship and were a joy to be with. 
Well done everyone!