After the amazing away win at Bay House in the last round, the eagles swooped to conquer once again as they overcame a physical Connaught side by two goals to nil. Captain Danny Urry opened the scoring with a towering header that rocked the Connaught defence and paved the way for another vital away success. Could this be their year? One quarter final defeat by a single goal and two semi-final losses, one by a golden goal, have been rough justice for a side that plays entertaining attacking football. Cruel luck with injuries,Â illness, and bad luck have labelled them the ‘nearly team’. Could this be the year they become Harrow Way legends?Â Connaught were well organised, gave 100%, tackled hard, and made things dificult, but the eagles kept on probing away, creating chances, and their class saw them through. Two very good away wins on record already, and whatever the future in this competion holds, the boys have cemented their position as a top four side in the county, and worthy opponents for mostÂ schools in the country. Once Urry had opened the scoring, the reliable Ross Willoughby ensured the defence remained strong, and the non-stop running of Donovan and Goodson upfront kept the attacking tempo going. Goodson had a glorious chance to double the score early in the second half, but somehow managed to direct his header over the bar when it seemed harder to miss(sorry Ellis). However he made amends later with a well controlled volley that sealed the victory and broke Connaught hearts. Make no mistake, this was not an easy game, but the players made it look comfortable through their talent and effort. It looks like the next round will be the game of the tournament, an away trip to previous champions, and number one ranked school in the county Wildern. Bring it on! These eagles are flying!
Man of the match – Ross Willoughby( well organised second half performance)