As the Independent School League season wore on, it looked increasingly likely that a Nov. 9 meeting between Nobles and Milton Academy would decide the title.
That’s exactly how matters shook out, and it took a brace from junior forward Aidan Farwell for the Mustangs (13-2-3) to finish atop the ISL for the first time since 2015. That was enough for a 2-1 win over the Bulldogs (14-2-1), cancelling out an opening strike from junior forward Michael Balleani.
The first Farwell goal arrived after Nobles’ goalkeeper Joe Todd stopped a penalty kick, and the second came in the game’s dying minutes to avoid there being co-champions. The two-goal comeback shifted the Gunmere Cup from Middlesex (2018 winner) to Milton Academy.