Eton College v Truro School

2.30pm  22 September 2015

Independent Schools FA Cup, First Round
Eton College 8 Truro School 0 (att 10)

After last week's visit to Stockport Grammar, my second taste of the Independent Schools Cup was at what is probably the poshest English public school of all.

Eton College, with its many fine buildings and sports fields, dominates the small Berkshire town, which is the only place I've been to have a branch of Coutts, complete with a cash machine, as its High Street bank.

The school has various sports pitches, but 1st XI football is generally played on a pitch known as "Mespots", short for Mesopotamia, and easily accessed via a public footpath from the main road.

The pitch has as immaculate surface and was roped off along both touchlines. Changing rooms are in a small pavilion, behind the goal, a structure that's disappointingly modern and uninteresting compared to the surroundings.

On the pitch Truro were no match for the hosts. It took half-an-hour before Eton edged in front, and a second goal just before half time put them in control. The final score was harsh on Truro, as their heads dropped to allow Eton a flurry of late goals.

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