ISFA UNDER-14 REPRESENTATIVE TEAM

ISFA U14 ON SCOTLAND TOUR

MATCH REPORTS 2017/18

Thursday 5th April
Scottish Youth FA 3 ISFA U14 0

This was a close fought match, with ISFA playing a lot of good football but Scotland come out on top. Scotland had a physical advantage and won the game with 3 headed goals from corners. ISFA showed a lot of spirit and should be proud of their efforts.

Wednesday 4th April 2018
(Rugby Park)

Kilmarnock 9 ISFA U14 1

The boys endured a tough day at the office against a Kilmarnock side who are regarded as particularly outstanding and one of the strongest in Scotland and who boasted several full internationals.  ISFA's goal from debutant Henry Swann resulted from a good tackle on the half way line from Ludo Kolade; the ball was then played through by Frazer Bryden and Henry slotted home well from a tight angle.  The team enjoyed being able to play in the Kilmarnock First Team stadium.

Tuesday 12th December 2017
(St. George's Park) 

ISFA U14A 3 Manchester City FC Select XI 1

A second half brace from Jamie Anderson saw ISFA home in a cracking fixture against a Manchester City XI at St George’s Park.  With the winter chill continuing to bite this clash was played on the indoor 3G surface and it was a real ding dong affair with both sides having opportunities to win. Ayodejo Elerewe put ISFA ahead with a magnificent lob from over 30 yards in the first half before City deservedly drew level just before the break. City came out firing on all cylinders at the start of the second half and ISFA had to defend resolutely against a determined opposition. However, Anderson nudged ISFA ahead again and then completed the victory with a second goal that flew into the top corner. Full credit to both sides as this game was a cracking advert for schoolboy football.

ISFA U14B 4 Manchester City FC Select XI 1

On a small cold pitch after a frantic start ISFA took the lead. The goal was from Sam Olawumi who scored a Marco Van Basten volley. The game was then very end to end with ISFA increasing mounting pressure. The pressure tolled with Michael Mellon making it 2-0 with a tap in from the edge of the six-yard box. Micheal made it 3-0 just before half time with a free kick from around 30 yards out. He then scored his hat-trick just after half time with an almost identical goal. City rallied with some late pressure and made it 4-1 but ISFA held out for a fantastic victory. 

Monday 11th December 2017
(St. George's Park)

ISFA U14B 1 Burton Albion FC U14 0 

ISFA U14B beat Burton Albion’s U14s with a last gasp Dan Watson volley. ISFA showed some great skill and resilience throughout and where rewarded when a Watson thunderbolt from the edge of the area went into the top corner in the final minute. There were many positives throughout looking ahead to tomorrow games against with Man City moving the ball quickly and with quality whilst defending stoutly.

ISFA U14A 1 Burton Albion FC U15 2

ISFA started brightly with good possession but without troubling the Burton Albion goal keeper too much. ISFAs defence looked comfortable dealing with the Burton counter attack using their pace and power to good effect. The deadlock was broken with about 15minutes to go when ISFA scored a header from a corner. However, Burton kept going and were rewarded by scoring two quick goals in the last 5mins to win the game 2-1. 

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 April
Scotland 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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