Ardingly College win Independent Schools Football Association Cup for the second year running

Action from Ardingly College's ISFA semi final
Action from Ardingly College's ISFA semi final

Ardingly 1st XI have WON the ISFA National Boodles Cup for the second year running.

They beat Bradfield 1-0, with Oscar McConnell scoring the winning goal from a penalty.

Congratulations to the team, to Nick Tester, Duncan Jupp and the rest of the coaching staff.

The team were cheered on by more than 400 fellow pupils, staff and parents who had travelled from Ardingly to MK Dons in nine buses specially chartered for the occasion.

The match was refereed by England’s top official, Martin Atkinson, with the trophy presented by Guest of Honour, Martin Glenn, the Chief Executive of The Football Association.

The ISFA website states that Ardingly are only the second school ever to win the trophy in consecutive years. They have enjoyed a glory-packed three years, winning the Investec ISFA U15 Cup in 2014, the Elgin Capital Southern League title in 2015 and 2016, in addition to last season’s ISFA Boodles triumph.

Victory now in 2016 is a fitting send-off to departing coach Nick Tester in his final season in charge.

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