MSYMFL - U17 Plate Final Henfield FC -v- AFC Varndeanians

Oakwood FC, Tinsley Lane, Crawley RH10 8AW

On Sunday 29th April 2018 with a 17:00 KO

How we got here…

Having been given a bye in the first round of the cup and then drawn against our old Div 3 rivals Crowborough Athletic we were quietly confident. However we never really got off the ground that day losing 4-1 away. Although disappointed with the result, in hind sight this may have done us a favour. We were then fortunate enough to get a bye in the first round of the plate.

In the quarter final we were drawn against Crawley Panthers, a Div 2 team we had never played before and know nothing of them. They came to us in late November. We had a very solid game against a very committed Crawley team and came out on top 4-2 with a superb hat trick from Ed McLaughlin.

Then in early December we found ourselves in the semi-final against one of our league rivals Newhaven FC confident from their recent win over Div 1 Burgess Hill FC Premier. We came out on top winning it 13-1 which included four great hat-tricks. Which got us to the final…

Thank you’s ...


Thank you to our kit sponsor: Harrity Construction.


A big thank you to the Henfield FC Seniors, especially Sam, Aaron & Pricey for their coaching this season, without which none of this would be possible.

Also thanks to Lindsay Barthram for his tireless coaching in the U15 & U16 seasons.


Thank you to Teresa, Sarah & Ellie for running the cafe throughout the season


Richard Brooks with much help and ear bending from Mark Rogers


A huge thank you to all the boys and their parents for being there week in week out.