Harrodian School v Brentwood School

3.10pm  23 September 2015

Independent Schools FA Cup, First Round
Harrodian School 0 Brentwood School 2 (att 20)

Harrodian School is based in Barnes, on a site that was previously the Harrods sports ground, hence the school's name.

The pitches once used by Harrods employees are now used Harrodian pupils, and the main pitch, used by the under 18 1st XI, is a great setting for a game.

I don't know much about Independent Schools FA football, but I do know that Brentwood has a good record in this competition, and I'd guess they were strong favourites to win this tie.

Their preparations won't have been helped by their late arrival in south west London. Hampered by traffic problems, Brentwood arrived about 15 minutes after the scheduled 2.30 kick off, and the game finally got underway 40 minutes late.

The visitors played the better football throughout, but Harrodian provided stubborn opposition, defending well and limiting Brentwood to few clear chances. It took until the second half for Brentwood to open the scoring, and a second goal made the game safe.

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