Carlton sink Bluecoat in both the Vase and Bowl
CARLTON-le-Willows Academy ended the reign of Bluecoat Academy (Aspley) in the two Nottingham Forest supported competitions, the Bowl and the Vase.
Their U14 side beat the Aspley school on penalties in the semi-final of the Forest Vase.
In the two previous seasons, Bluecoat have had both their U14 and U15 sides at the City Ground finals night.
Chances were created at both ends in the Vase semi-final at Bluecoat and Carlton took encouragement from some good work from Matt Yates and Curtis Millward.
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The second half was intense with both teams working hard on a sodden pitch.
Jacon Tabram was influential in the heart of midfield, while captain Jordan Stewart was his usual assured self.
Stewart, Yates and Daniel Bennet combined with a fine move down the left which ended with Yates giving his side the lead.
But as Carlton attempted to build on this lead, a long ball dropped into a puddle which gave Bluecoat the chance to equalise.
Carlton-le-Willows held firm, however, with centre-back George Hutchinson and keeper Joe Searson both excellent.
The heavy conditions took their toll in extra-time and although Carlton were unlucky with two marginal offside decisions, penalties looked inevitable. Carlton took confidence from two previous winning 'shoot-outs' in other competitions and a fine save from Searson was followed by a cool penalty from Millward.
Carlton-le-Willows: Joe Searson, Finley Clarke, Ben Anderson, Steve Griffiths, George Hutchinson, Matt Yates, Joell Castillo, Jordan Stewart, Jacob Tabram, Curtis Millward, Daniel Bennet, Ben Searson and Jay Checkley.
The line-up for the Forest Finals Night later in the season will be: U15 Forest Bowl: Carlton-le-Willows Academy v Arnold Hill Academy. U14 Forest Vase: George Spencer Academy v Carlton-le-Willows Academy
The Arnold Hill Academy U15 girls were involved in a thrilling quarter-final in the English Schools' FA National Cup when they defeated Madeley Academy (Shropshire) 6-4.
They join Becket School, who were already through at U16 level.
Arnold Hill were under early pressure from the visitors and trailed after only five minutes with a superb free-kick.
Arnold soon regained their composure with Laura Meyrick hitting a shot into the top corner to equalise. Two goals in two minutes from Katie Fish then put Arnold in control, the first after a fine run and cross from Molly Clifford.
Then Meyrick put a shot low into the corner to put Arnold 4-1 ahead at the interval.
The visitors hit back to make it 4-3 but Laura Meyrick ran 60 yards to complete her hat-trick. Madeley again replied to make it 5-4 but Esme Crosby, after missing a couple of good chances, completed the scoring after a great cross from Clifford.
Arnold will be away to either Laurence Jackson School (Redcar and Cleveland) or Broughton Hill High School (Liverpool) in the semi-finals.
The South Notts representative sides have been badly hit by waterlogged or frozen pitches, but two of their sides resumed their programmes on Saturday.
The U14s drew 2-2 with Nottingham and the U13s defeated Worksop, Retford and District 4-1 in the semi-final of the County Intermediate Cup.
Remarkably all four goals came from set pieces taken by Freddie Towne, whose superb placement brought first-half goals from Sam Brakewell and Ewan Fawcett.
In the second half, Louis Kelk took advantage of a ball swung in before Towne netted a free-kick to put South Notts into the final.