ESFA U15 GIRLS INTERNATIONAL SQUAD
Congratulations go to Poppy Pattinson of Kepier School, Houghton-le-Spring who successfully played her way through the three trials and has been selected into the ESFA U15 Girls squad for 2015. During the February Half term the squad travel to Portugal for coaching at Benfica's training ground and whilst in Lisbon will play two matches against club teams. In April the team will participate in the Bob Docherty Trophy which is being held in Scotland.
ESFA LONG SERVICE AWARDS
Two past chairmen of DCSFA were honoured for their contribution to schools football at a lunch at St George's Park, Burton-upon-Trent. Richard Adamson was presented with the ESFA 40 Year Award whilst Aidan Tasker was there to receive his ESFA 50 Year Award.
Leo Ford, a long serving member of Chester-le-Street PSFA, was unable to attend the function to receive his ESFA 40 Year Award.
Amy Westmarland, Under 16 Girls team manager, recently received her ESFA 10 Year Award.
- NCSFA U16 Girls: Durham 8 Cleveland 0 (HT 4-0)
- Goalscorers: Bridgett Galloway (4); Emily Scarr (3) Chloe Allan
- NCSFA U16 Girls: Durham 6 Northumberland 1 (HT 2-0)
- Goalscorers: Emily Scarr (2), Chloe Allan, Bridgett Galloway (2), Poppy Pattinson
- ESFA U14 Girls Rd 2: Durham 2 South Yorkshire 3
- Goalscorers: Durham - Emily Hutchinson, Bethany White; South Yorkshire - Dione Baugh, Esme Morgan, Abby Watkinson
ESFA U16 BOYS INTER-COUNTY TROPHY
In the quarter-final draw Durham have received a home tie against Merseyside. The provisional date for the tie is Sat 31 Jan 2015.
NCSFA EAST LEAGUE
- U16 Boys v Northumberland on Tues 6 Jan at Graham Sport Centre, Durham ko 7pm (3G)
- U16 Boys and U16 Girls v South Yorkshire on Sat 10 Jan at Dearne Valley College, Rotherham ko 11.30am
ESFA MUNICH TROPHIES UNDER 12 INDOOR 5-a-side CUPS
The County Finals of the boys and girls competitions will be held at the Louisa Centre, Stanley. The winners of the local associations competitions need to be known by the end of the Autumn Term and forwarded to Alan Johnston.
- Boys: Tues 13 Jan 2015 (1pm to 4pm)
- Girls: Tues 20 Jan 2015 (1pm to 4pm)
- Harrison Cup: Sunderland fought back from being 2-0 down to gain a deserved draw against Chester-le-treet. Darlington were 3-0 victors over Washington. League table at 20.12.14
- Derwent & Medomsley Cup: Into the 2nd round are Middlesbrough who beat Redcar & Cleveland 2-0, Newcastle 6-2 winners overs Durham City and North Tyneside 5-0 victors over South Tyneside.
- Primary Inter-association 7-a-side Trophy: Sunderland were unable to win this competition for the fourth consecutive season losing out to Chester-le-Street on goal difference. Results and Final Table
- ESFA Danone Girls Cup: The County Final was won by Blue Coat Junior CE School, Durham who will represent DCSFA in the North Region Final. Seven schools, drawn into a group of 4 and a group of 3, contested the final. Blue Coat and Wingate Primary School topped the respective groups. The game between the group winners finished 0-0. Extra time failed to produce a goal. Blue Coat won the penalty shoot out 1-0. Results and Group Tables
Durham's representatives in the North Region Finals of the ESFA Danone Nations Cups are Blue Coat Junior CE, Durham (Girls), Chester-le-Street PSFA (Inter-association), Cotsford Junior School, Horden (School Teams) and St Joseph's RC, Murton (Soccer Sevens).
- By beating Northumberland 6-1 Durham moved to the top of the East League and because of their superior goal difference must have a good chance of finishing as group winners. Northumberland (Pd 4, 9 pts) are second in the group. There is only 1 group game left to play which is South Yorkshire (Pd 3, 6 pts) against Durham (Pd 3, 9 pts). To top the group South Yorkshire need to beat Durham by a margin of 10 goals. To finish second in the group South Yorkshire need to beat Durham.
- Lancashire by beating Greater Manchester 2-0, have played 3 games and won them all, are in a strong position to qualify for the Northern Counties semi-final. Cheshire (Pd 3, 6 pts) had they chances of a semi-final place dented when they were beaten 2-5 by Greater Manchester (Pd 2, 3 pts).
- Northumberland, after their convincing 7-0 over South Yorkshire, top the group with 12 pts and are assured of a place in the Northern Counties semi-final. Durham (Pd3, 9 pts) and South Yorkshire (Pd4, 9 pts) are vying for the remaining semi-final place.
- In the West League only 3 of the 10 matches have been played.
- South Yorkshire travelled to Northumberland and gained a fine 1-0 victory to take them to the top of the East League with 9 points from 4 games. Cumbria gained their first point of the season when they drew 2-2 with Cleveland. Fighting for second spot are Cleveland and North Yorkshire, both having played 4 matches, with 7 points but the Teessiders have the better goal difference. Durham (Pd 2; 4 pts) are also in contention for a semi-final spot.
- In the West League only 3 matches have been played.
Chairman's Monthly Message: December 2014
U18 BOYS TRIALS
Adam Curry (St Joseph's RC), Aidan Heywood (St Joseph's RC) and Jordan Skelton (Gateshead College) have been selected to play in the final trials for a place in the ESFA U18 squad for 2105. These trials will take place at the National Sports Centre, Lilleshall from Fri 9 to Sun 11 Jan 2015.
PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY 2014-15
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Durham go top
Durham suffer last minute defeat
A comfortable win for Durham
Durham beaten in extra time
Second half comeback seals victory
Durham progress into quarter-finals
Chester-le-Street win on goal difference
Durham progress into round 2
Durham too strong for Cumbria
Durham progress into last 16 of National competition
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