Moorland School achieved the notable distinction of lifting a trophy in their first season of ISFA football when they won the ISFA U16 Shield by defeating KES Witley 2-0 at Quorn, watched by a large crowd from both schools who eventually beat the traffic to attend.
Moorland started brightly and had much the better of the opening exchanges, Carlton D’Souza twice going close. However, KES gradually forced their way into the match and began to gain the upper hand in the 15 minutes before half time, Jason Ashenden shaving the crossbar with a fine effort.
KES continued to impress in the early stages of the second half but the crucial moment in the game came eight minutes after the break when a looping cross from the right did not appear to spell much danger to the KES defence but Alex Curran rose and did magnificently well to get on top of the ball and head it down sufficiently to score. From this point on, Moorland always looked the likely victors and their triumph was confirmed when Curran burst down the left to score a superb individual goal to seal a 2-0 win.