ISFA UNDER-14 REPRESENTATIVE TEAM

2017-18 PROGRAMME

11th - 12th December 2017
ISFA U14/U15 Camp
(St. George’s Park)

Monday 11th December
ISFA U14A v Burton Albion U15
ISFA U14B v Burton Albion U14
(St. George's Park, 6.00)

Tuesday 12th December
ISFA U14A v Chesterfield
ISFA U14B v Manchester City
(St. George's Park, 2.00)

3rd-5th AprilScotland Tour

SUMMER ACTION FOR U14 TEAMS

Two ISFA Squads have been in action during the Summer Holidays, at Harrow and Oakham

VICTORY FOR ISFA AT HARROW

Saturday 20th August
ISFA 6 HISTON FC 0

ISFA started the game brightly and had good possession in the early stages. This was soon converted into a lead when Frazer Bryden scored an excellent individual goal to break the dead lock. Further goals by Jack Jones, Dan Montferrer and Max Bustamante gave ISFA a 4-0 first half lead. The second half was a more equal affair with GK Dominic Zara making some excellent saves to keep the Histon team out. Two further goals from Ayodeji Elerewe and Finlay Barker ensured ISFA won the game 6-0. Considering this was the first time these boys had played together, they can be proud of their performance.

Sunday 20th August
ISFA 11 ALDERSHOT TOWN 0

ISFA were in control of the game from the start and played some excellent football throught all periods of the game.  Aldershot continued to play some goof football but ISFA pressed well and counter attacked quickly.  The performance rounded off a successful camp.  The goals were scored by Harry Forshaw (3), Max Bustamente (2) Frazer Bryden, Daniel Monferrer, Harry Ford, Lewis Cousins (2) and Deji Elerewe.

ISFA FINISH SECOND IN EIGHT-TEAM OAKHAM TOURNAMENT

The season opened with a three-day tournament at Oakham School with ISFA taking on Bristol City, Bristol Rovers and teams from Scotland, Ireland and the USA in an eight team tournament.

ISFA 6-0 FIFE ELITE FOOTBALL ACADEMY

ISFA opened up their account in style win the Oakham tournament by netting half a dozen goals against a Fife Elite Football Academy side from Scotland.  The Academy consists of the cream of the boys from Dunfermline Athletic/Raith Rovers/East Fife and Cowdenbeath but they found the ISFA boys a tough nut to crack as they gelled together in style.  Michael Mellon (3), Jamie Anderson, Dylan Lowther and Oliver McFayden were all on target for ISFA as their attempt to reach the final in this inaugural Oakham tournament began with a bang.

ISFA 4-2 BRISTOL ROVERS

A second half hat-trick from Michael Mellon was enough to see off a strong Bristol Rovers side in a pulsating encounter at Oakham.  Tojumi Lapido opened the scoring with a looping header but the young Gasheads pegged ISFA back at half time.  Nevertheless, Mellon’s quick fire hat trick after the break was enough to ensure ISFA maintained their 100% record.

ISFA 3-1 BRISTOL CITY

ISFA started the second day in the same vein of form as they racked up victory against the red half of Bristol with a scintillating first half display that saw them three goals to the good at the break.  Oliver McFayden and a brace from Michael Mellon ensured ISFA emerged with their third win from as many games and their defence held firm to withstand a late onslaught from the Robins.

ISFA 1-1 FIFE ELITE FOOTBALL ACADEMY (U15)

ISFA retained their unbeaten tag despite being pegged back by a last-gasp equaliser from their Scottish opponents.  In a  really tight encounter it looked as though Michael Mellon’s classic poacher’s goal from a Henry Cooper diagonal pass was going to be enough for all three points until an injury time equaliser from their opponents from Fife. 

ISFA 3-0 TFA IRELAND

ISFA beat strong opponents from Ireland with three goals out of the top drawer.  This victory proved curial in the final standings as it ensured ISFA pipped their opponents for a top two place and their dominance of possession was rewarded with three individual flashes of brilliance.  A Michael Mellon brace was the icing on the cake after a stunning strike from Matthew Ward broke Irish resistance in the first half. 

ISFA 9-1 NEW YORK CSL

ISFA finished off their second day in style as they made it five wins out of six with a stylish performance against their American opponents.  There were four goals for Mellon as both he and ISFA maintained their position as top scorers in the tournament by some considerable distance.   A couple of headers helped Antonio Polleri to a hat-trick as well whilst Tojumi Lapido and Romey Eccles –Meode also bagged goals as well.

ISFA 0-1 NEW YORK SELECT

ISFA suffered their first defeat in seven games as they were hit with classic counter punch by their American opponents.  ISFA dominated large chunks of possession but couldn’t break through a blue brick wall and got hit on the counter attack in the second half with a tidy finish.

FINAL: ISFA 1-3 FIFE ELITE FOOTBALL ACADEMY (U15)

After securing their place in the inaugural final of this tournament ISFA were beaten 3-1 by their older opponents.  Nevertheless, it was a case of what might have been as they spurned a plethora of opportunities whereas Fife made the most of their chances with a ruthless approach in front of goal.  Michael Mellon fittingly snared his 16th goal of the tournament as ISFA kept plugging away for route back into the game but they eventually ran out of time.  However, the boys can be pleased with their effort levels and performances over the three day tournament as they have shown there is a really bright future ahead for the latest crop of ISFA stars. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sun 12th Nov
ISFA South U16 v. Somerset
Schools
(City of London, 1.00)

Sun 26th Nov
Final Trial for ISFA Full Team
U18 & U16 matches
(Shrewsbury, 2.00)

11th-12th Dec
ISFA U15 & U14
Representative Camp
(St. George’s Park)

Mon 11th Dec
ISFA U15 v. Burton Albion U16
ISFA U14A v. Burton Albion U15
ISFA U14B v. Burton Albion U14
(St. George's Park, 6.00)

Tues 12th Dec
ISFA U15 v. Man City
ISFA U14A v. Chesterfield
ISFA U14B v. Man City
(St. George's Park, 2.00)

13th-14th Dec
ISFA U18 & U16
Representative Camp
(St. George’s Park)

Wed 13th Dec
ISFA U16 v. Burton Albion
(St. George's Park, 6.00)

Wed 13th Dec
Eng ISFA v Welsh Colleges
(St. George's Park, 6.00)

Thurs 14th Dec
ISFA U16 v. Chesterfield
(St. George's Park, 2.00)

Thurs 14th Dec
ISFA U18 v. English Colleges
(St. George's Park, 2.00)

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)