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NCSFA U18 semi-final: Durham 2 Merseyside 3


NCSFA U14 Girls Final: Durham v Lancashire on Monday 23 April at Maiden Castle, Durham 4g ko 5pm


Congratulations to Cardinal Hume Catholic School (Gateshead SFA), who travelled to Thomas Telford School (Telford & Wrekin SFA), and defeated the home team 3-2 to make it through to the National Final. In the final Cardinal Hume will play Cardinal Newman Catholic School (Brighton & Hove SFA).


The following county finals have been arranged and will be played at The Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle, Durham

  • U19 League Cup: Durham Johnston 0 Park View 0 (Durham Johnston won 4-3 on penalties). Durham Johnston were appearing in their third consecutive League Cup Final and were winners of the second successive season.
  • U15 County Cup: Framwellgate 1 St Wilfrid's RC College 1 (St Wilfrid's won 3-1 on penalties). As well as retaining the trophy St Wildfrid's are winners of this competition for the third time.
  • U16 Bert Hodgson Trophy: Hurworth 2 Easington Academy 1. This is the second time Hurworth have won the Bert Hodgson Trophy.
  • U19 Senior Knock-out Cup: Harton Academy 2 Park View 3
  • U15 Londonderry Cup ko 4.15pm: Dyke House Sports & Technology College 1 Monkwearmouth Academy 0. After finishing as runners-up two seasons ago Dyke House, with this narrow victory, have won the Londonderry Cup for the first time.
  • U13 TUC Cup: Cardinal Hume Catholic School 3 High Tunstall College of Science 2. National finalists Cardinal Hume, after taking a 3-0 lead, were pegged back by High Tunstall and made to work for their first TUC Cup success.
  • U14 Hartlepool Hospital Cup: Newcastle SFA 4 Stockton SFA 0. Newcastle are winners of the Hartlepool Hospital Cup for the second successive year and 5th time overall.
  • Tuesday 24 April U19 League Play-off ko 4.15: Park View v Harton
  • Thursday 26 April U14 CIC Cup ko 4.15pm: St Leonard's RC v Cardinal Hume Catholic School
  • Thursday 3 May U14 South Tyneside Centenary Cup ko 4.15pm
  • Thursday 3 May U15 Sunderland Children's Hosptial Cup ko 4.15pm: Sunderland SFA v Darlington SFA

U16 Lambton Trophy: Darlington SFA v Hartlepool SFA on Tuesday 1 May at Stockton Town ko 6pm

U12 Crompton & Harrison Cup Final: St Robert of Newminster RC or Cardinal Hume Catholic School v Castle View Enterprise Academy on Friday 4 May at Eastbourne Sports Complex, Darlington ko 4pm

U13 Joicey Cup Final: High Tunstall College of Science v Cardinal Hume Catholic School on Thursday 26 April at Leyburn Grove, Houghton-le-Spring ko 5pm


The following Girls Inter-association competitions have been arranged and will be played at Biddick Academy, Washington commencing 4pm.

  • U13 Ken Peddieson Trophy on Friday 27 April at Biddick School 4-6pm
  • U15 Fred Fullerton Trophy on Friday 11 May at Biddick Schol 4-6pm


Alan Grimes Memorial Trophy: The semi-finals will take place at 4 venues in the County on Wednesday 25 April. Semi-final arrangements

Girls' Trophy: The 1st round of this competition will take place at various venues throughout the County on Wednesday 14 March. Round 1 arrangements

Year 4 Trophy: The 1st round of this competition will take place at various venues throughout the County on Wednesday 21 March. Round 1 arrangements

Primary Inter-association 9-a-side: Following the qualifying group matches the second part of the district season gets underway with teams competing for either the Harrison Cup or the Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy:

  • Harrison Cup: Fixtures for Saturday 21 April are Sunderland v Darlington and North Tyneside v Redcar & Cleveland
  • Harry Charlton Memorial Trophy: Fixtures for Saturday 21 April are Washington v East Northumberland and Stockton v Wallsend.

Derwent & Medomsley Cup: Sunderland progressed into the semi-finals by beating Wallsend in extra time.

Ty McGurk 5-a-side Trophy: The final was played at the Dolphin Centre, Darlington and won by Red Rose Primary School (Chester-le-Street PSFA) on goal difference from Clover Hill Community Primary School (Blaydon PSFA). Seaburn Dene Primary School (Sunderland PSFA) finished third with St George's CE Academy (Darlington PSFA) fourth.

Tony Carter Memorial 5-a-side Trophy: Darlington PSFA, by remaining unbeaten, were winners of this competition for the 5th time. North Tyneside PSFA, as in 2016-17 were runners-up. In a separate competition for 'B' teams North Tyneside  topped the group with Washington PSFA finishing as runners-up.

ESFA Danone Nations Inter-association Trophy: The most closely contested County 7-a-side tournament, for many seasons, took place at the Academy of Light. Darlington, Sunderland and Washington all finished with 9 points but the Quakers, with the best goal difference of the three emerged victorious, and were presented with the Tony Carter Memorial Trophy. Darlington PSFA, who had finished as runners-up in the 3 of the last 4 competitions, will represent DCSFA in the North Region round of the ESFA Danone Nations Inter-association Trophy.

Girls' District Cup Competition: Four teams took part in the Girls' District Cup with Sunderland emerging victorious at the completion of the round robin tournament.

Leadgate Eden Colliery Cup: The Leadgate Eden Colliery Cup, which is for small schools in the county, was won for the third time by All Saints RC Primary School, Lanchester. The 4 schools playing in the final entertained the spectators will many goals being scored. The Lanchester school triumphed, on the night, by winning their 3 matches. All Saints RC will represent DCSFA in the North Region round of the ESFA Danone Nations Small Schools' Soccer Sevens.

Daniel O'Hare Memorial Trophy: Easington Colliery Primary School failed in their attempt to achieve a hat trick of victories in this competition. The honour, this season, went to St Margaret's CE, Durham thus winnning the trophy for the second time. The four teams contesting this year's final found goal scoring difficult but St Margaret's were able to gain 2 narrow wins. The other 4 matches were draws. St Margaret's CE will represent DCSFA in the North Region round of the ESFA Danone Nations Schools' Cup for School Teams.

Peter Dunn Trophy: The district season began with Chester-le-Street PSFA, Darlington PSFA, Stockton PSFA and Sunderland PSFA participating in a "round robin" tournament for the Peter Dunn Trophy. The tournament was won by Sunderland with Chester-le-Street finishing as runners-up.



  • U16 Girls: Northumberland finish top of the East League and have home advantage against Greater Manchester in the Northern Counties semi-final. In the West League Lancashire have finished top and will be at home to Cleveland. (Final Tables)
  • U16 Boys: Greater Manchester 5 Cheshire 0. Greater Manchester, with victory in their final group match moved ahead of Lancashire, to finish top of the West League and will be at home to North Yorkshire in the semi-final. South Yorkshire, winners of the East League, will host Lancashire . (Final Tables)
  • U18s: Lancashire, winners of the West League, will at home to Northumberland in the semi-final. Durham, after gaining the victory they required in their last match, moved to the top of the East League and will host Merseyside in the other semi-final. (Final Tables)


To read issue 16 of ESFA Membership Matters please use the following link: February Newsletter.


  • School Teams: St Margaret's CE Primary School, Durham finished mid table in their group and were unable to make progress in the competition.
  • Soccer Sevens: Congratulations to All Saints RC Primary School, Lanchester on becoming the North Region champions thus reaching the Primary National Finals Day.
  • Girls' Trophy: Hill View Academy, Sunderland conceded a late goal in the North Region semi-final thus narrowly missing out on a place in the National Finals. The team won their 4 group matches but were beaten 1-2 by Malvern (Merseyside).
  • Inter-association: Darlington PSFA just failed to make the National Finals losing 0-1 to Leeds PSFA in the North Region semi-final.

ESFA U12 GIRLS 5-A-SIDE FINAL sponsored by Running Imp Trophies & Medals

Kepier School will have to wait in their attempt to become national champions as the event scheduled for Monday 5 March was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions occurring throughout the country. The new date will be Wednesday 25 April.


Durham Johnston School reached the national final after beating St Ivo School (Huntingdon SFA) 3-1 in the semi-final. As a consequence of this excellent result Durham Johnston prevented St Ivo from reaching their third consecutive final as they were winners in 2017 and runners-up in 2016. In the final Durham Johnston will play Blenheim High School (Kingston SFA).


Kepier School, Houghton-le-Spring reached the national final by beating Thomas Telford School (Telford & Wrekin SFA) 2-0 in the semi-final. Their opponents in the final will be Whitgift School (Croydon SFA).


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Durham beaten in Northern Counties semi-final

A friendly win for Durham
County winners

Durham into Northern Counties final


Durham finish top of East League


Durham move into 2nd place


Durham gain victory with a late winner


Vacancies to serve on the ESFA Council


Durham fall to a late goal


Durham beaten in National 1st round

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