Herne Hill’s Rosendale Primary won the 2019 Lambeth & Southwark Primary Schools Football Magazine Cup on Saturday.
They defeated Goose Green Primary, from East Dulwich, in the final at Rosendale Playing Fields.
The two A Division teams in the L&SPSF League played out a highly-competitive final. Rosendale took the lead in a first half of few chances through O’rian Reid.
Goose Green equalised midway through the second half thanks to their star striker David Angibeaud Montjen. Rosendale snatched victory with a late goal from Sherae Harris-Martin.
Winning coach Bobby Reynolds said: “It was a truly pulsating cup final that could have gone either way.
“Massive congratulations to my team for winning the league and cup and being unbeaten all season. Thanks to Gary Cornforth and the league for another smooth-running season.”
Goose Green coach Aaron Paxton said: “We gave absolutely everything in the final and couldn’t have done anymore. I couldn’t be any prouder. Congratulations to Rosendale they deserved to win the league and cup, a great team with fantastic individuals. We say goodbye to a lot of players this year and we wish them all the best in the future.”
The South London Schools FA (SLSFA) was founded in 1885 and runs representative district school teams from U11 – the L&SPSF age group – up to U19s. The bulk of the U11 team is provided by L&SPSF schools.
The Magazine Cup was inaugurated in 1925 and the original silver trophy is still awarded to the winning school.
Dan Doyle of South London Schools FA presented the trophy and medals to the two teams.
Back row (all officials): Gary Cornforth, Aeon Channer, Mischa van Duuren
Middle Row (left-to-right): Aaron Paxton (Goose Green coach), David Burgos Nseng, Nana Osei-Sarkodie, Oscar Bradshaw Alves, David Angibeaud Montjen,
Malick Thiam, Zakaria Faci, Christopher Lukalu, O’rian Reid, Shaban Kamara, Ferdi McKenzie-O’Neill, Sacha Tsugita, Rei Marujo, TomoIwater Furrlong, Fred Semenkov, Zach Ratcliffe, Pharrell Pink, Bobby Reynolds (Rosendale coach)
Front row (left to right): Adam Mouloudj, Adam Faci, Matthew Aklilu, Jason Abamwa, Will Shorland-Ball, Daniel Burgos Nseng, Isaac Robinson, Franklyn Fretwell, Bobby White, Sherae Harris-Martin, Finlay Cranston, Chrys Desir Sibara, William Mortenson, Taffarel Conteh