SFX Boys Help London to Final
The Inner London Boys Under 18 team have reached the final of the South East England Cup competition after a comprehensive 7-1 victory over rivals Middlesex played at FC Barnet’s The Hive training ground.
Emanuel Orobator, whose daytime job is Head Football Coach at St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College in Balham, South London, has managed the inner London team since 2008. “The inner London team is made up from boys from inner London schools and colleges – St Francis Xavier, of course, Lewisham College, City of London and Bishop Challenor – I was very proud of our team as they showed good discipline and work ethic, particularly when Middlesex came back to score in the second half. It was a well-deserved victory.
Opponents for the final have yet to be decided – but Emanuel is definitely optimistic –
“ It’s been our best season so far, so I’m hopeful we can go all the way this year,” he commented.
Our photo shows (L-R) some of the St Francis Xavier boys on the winning side:
Alvin Smitha (ex- St Michael’s School) Chinedu Onyekwulu (ex-Sacred Heart School) Matthew Warren (ex-Kingsdale School) Ben Grant (ex-Sacred Heart School) ) Andrew Senesie (ex- Sacred Heart School) and James Adesilu (ex-Richmond College)