ISFA UNDER-16 REPRESENTATIVE TEAM

WEATHER UPDATE - ST GEORGE'S PARK 

Today's U16 fixture v. Elite Showcase at St George's Park has been CANCELLED, due to the opposition being unable to travel.

Further updates will be published as soon as we have them. Collection time will not be affected.

ISFA NARROWLY DEFEATED IN FIRST SGP FIXTURE

Wednesday 13th December 
(St. George’s Park)

ISFA U16 2 Shrewsbury Town 3

ISFA had the first chance of the match with Josh Scott (Red House) winning the ball back on the edge of the Shrewsbury box then attempting to chip the goalkeeper only to see the ball hit the top of the crossbar. Despite this early scare Shrewsbury took the lead following a quick counter attack. The score remained 0-1 for the rest of the first half. In the second half again ISFA pressed for an equaliser and their efforts were rewarded when Joe MacDonald's (Brentwood) shot was spilled over the line by the Shrewsbury goalkeeper. However, Shrewsbury scored two quick goals to make the score 1-3. Jake Raine (Repton) pulled a goal back for ISFA, finishing an excellent move down the left wing with a low shot that found the bottom left of the goal. Despite a frantic last 5 minutes ISFA could not find an equaliser and the match finished 2-3. 

2017-18 PROGRAMME

13th – 14th December 2017
ISFA U16 Camp
(St. George’s Park)

Wednesday 13th December
ISFA U16 v Shrewsbury Town
(St. George's Park, 6.00)

Thursday 14th December
ISFA U16 v Elite Showcase
(St. George's Park, 2.00)

Sunday 21st January
ISFA U16 vs. Everton
(Finch Farm, 12.00)

Sunday 11th February 2018
ISFA U16 vs. Oldham
(Chapel Road Training Ground, 12.00)

Sunday 11th March 2018
ISFA U16 v. Millwall FC
(City of London School, 11.00)

European Tour TBC
Easter Holidays

ISFA FINISH THIRD AT OAKHAM ACADEMY TOURNAMENT

After an afternoon's training, ISFA took on 3 EFL clubs over two days in the Oakham Academy Tournament.

ISFA U16 0 COLCHESTER UNITED 1

ISFA started well creating 3 early 1 on 1 chances against Colchester.  However, in a hectic game, it was Colchester who took the lead after a goalmouth scramble.  ISFA worked hard in the second half but couldn't find an equaliser in what was an entertaining game.

ISFA U16 0 BRISTOL CITY 4

After a well balanced balanced opening period, the deadlock was broken by Bristol with an impressive counter attack.  In the second half, Bristol then took control, scoring an early second goal before then adding 2 late goals to prevent an ISFA comeback.

ISFA U16 1  ROTHERHAM UNITED 0

A much improved ISFA side impressed against Rotherham in the final group game.  Controlling possession, ISFA looked to impose their style whilst Rotherham threatened on the counter.  However, ISFA took the win with a superb team move in the second half that was calmly finished by Connor Manning. (Westminster).

On the second day, Semi-Finals and a 3rd Place Play-Off took place.

ISFA U16 1 COLCHESTER  UNITED 2

ISFA impressed with their best half of the tournament, controlling possession and playing the game high up in the opposition's half.  Jack Brown (Brentwood) rounded off an incisive move down the left to take ISFA in at half time 1-0 up.  Colchester came out the stronger of the two sides in the 2nd half and grabbed a deserved equaliser before scoring a second on the counter to win the game.

ISFA U16 2 ROTHERHAM UNITED 0

ISFA secured 3rd place in the tournament with an impressive final performance, looking solid in defence and calm and composed in possession.  Joe MacDonald (Brentwood) smashed home from 30 yards out to put ISFA 1-0 up at the break.  An impressive 2nd half saw ISFA take control of the match and MacDonald secured the win with a thunderbolt left-footed drive following a corner.

After an encouraging camp, eyes now turn to the South and North trials which will take place in September/October as players will be invited to retrial for the upcoming season.

 

 

 

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Sat 20th Jan 
ISFA U18 v. ESFA
(Lilleshall, 11:30)

Sun 21st Jan
ISFA U16 vs. Everton
(Finch Farm, 12.00)

Sun 4th Feb
ISFA U18 v. Welsh Schools
(The New Saints FC, 2.00)

Sun 11th Feb
ISFA U16 vs. Oldham
(Chapel Road Training Ground, 12.00)

Mon 12th Feb
Scottish Schools v.
English Independent Schools
(Toryglen Centre, Glasgow, 4.00)

Sun 11th March
ISFA U16 v. Millwall FC
(City of London School, 11.00)

Tues. 13th Mar
Boodles ISFA Cup Final
(MK Dons FC, 7.00)

Thurs. 15th Mar
Investec ISFA U15 Cup Final
(Burton Albion FC, 6.00)

3rd – 5th April 
ISFA U14/15 Tour 
(Scotland)