ISFA UNDER-17 REPRESENTATIVE TEAM

ISFA U17 SQUAD TO PLAY THE NAVY

The following squad has been selected to play The Navy on the Sunday 4th March, 2pm kick off. Players are asked to report HMS Temeraire, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2HB for 12.45pm dressed in shirt and tie. The game will be played on 3G. Full playing kit will be provided but players need to bring tracksuit tops to warm up in. There will be refreshments after the game that all players are expected to attend. Please can all players respond by Friday 16th February their availability for this fixture to Michael Broughton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please also include any details of spectator vehicles and make, model, colour and registration.

Eddie Allan Ardingly
Daniel Mamas Royal Russell
Ben Leeson Royal Russell
Oliver McNeil Dulwich
Zach Wood Alleyn’s
Diego Richardson Royal Russell
Lewis Mcgillycuddy  Russell
Cameron Smith  Brentwood
Luke Quinn  Queen Ethelburga’s
George Maxwell  Hampton
Ben Le Rougetel  Millfield
Josh Bowers  Bolton
Kyrique Garvey-Williams Royal Russell
Seth Hartley  Queen Ethelburga’s
Alex Nanni   Ardingly
Pieter Stein  Millfield
Alex Taylor Royal Russell

MATCH REPORTS 2017-18

Saturday 10th February 
ISFA U17 2 Sheffield United 1
(Sheffield United Academy)
 

ISFA started the game brightly and played some outstanding football at times. The overlapping runs of Matt Bowman and Zach Wood caused problems for Sheffield United but the game remained goalless for the opening quarter. A fine individual goal from Kyrique Garvey opened the scoring as he took on his full back and curled the ball into the bottom corner. ISFA continued to attack in numbers which led to them being exposed to the counter attack but the defensive pairing of Tommy Redhead and Ben Leeson stood firm and composed throughout. An excellent team goal put ISFA 2-0 up right on half time with Ben Le Rougetel and George Maxwell linking up with Alex Nanni who found Pieter Stein to finish off superbly. ISFA struggled to get going in the second half as Sheffield pressed high and went a little more direct in their approach. A fine individual goal from the Sheffield number 11 gave them late hope but ISFA held on for an excellent 2-1 victory. 

Sunday 14th January 2018
Durham University 4 ISFA U17 0
(Durham University)

Durham started the brighter with a possession based approach but never really troubled the ISFA back four of Matthew Bowman, Tommy Redhead, Omar Belazegue and Diego Richardson. ISFA grew into the game and were starting to take more control in midfield and Alex Taylor was beginning to stretch the excellent Durham CB pairing. However, there were very few chances for either side and the score was 0-0 at half time. In the second half Durham came out very strongly pressing high and being more direct in their approach. A couple of injuries didn’t help the cause and a well taken goal from the big Durham number 9 opened the scoring. The lead was doubled from the penalty spot but ISFA quickly created two openings of their own. First, Seth Hartley found himself clean through only to be thwarted by an outstanding save from the Durham GK and then Cameron Smith was unlucky not to half the deficit. However, in the last 10 minutes ISFA tired and were hit by two quick counter attacks eventually losing the game 4-0. The scoreline certainly didn’t reflect the performance but they can be pleased of their efforts against one of the top University sides in the country. 

Sunday 26th November
ISFA U17 Final Trial - “Red” V. “Blue” 
(Shrewsbury School)

ISFA U17 “Red” 2 ISFA U17 “Blue” 2

A competitive fixture was played out by two well balanced sides with some fine football on display. Both teams were committed to an up tempo short passing game with “Reds” exploiting matchups in wide areas whilst “Blues” looked to combine through the middle. “Reds” went 1-0 up as Alex Nanni finished smartly cutting across the edge of the box to make his own space. “Blues” however equalised as Josh Bowers rose to meet a well delivered corner with a powerful header. The second half opened up as the conditions began to take their toll and Nanni once again put the “Reds” in the lead with a blistering free kick from just outside the area. However, Alex Taylor had “Blues” back on even footing when he slotted home with 10 minutes left. All boys can feel they did themselves and their school’s justice on what was a fine advert for ISFA schoolboy football.

PROGRAMME 2017-18

Sunday 14th January 2018
ISFA U17 v. Durham University
(Durham Univesity, 1.00)

Saturday 10th February 2018
ISFA U17 v. Sheffield United
(Sheffield United Academy, 2.00)

Sunday 4th March 2018
ISFA U17 v. The Royal Navy
(HMS Temeraire, Portsmouth, 1.00)

Friday 30th March 2018
ISFA U17 v Lancaster University
(St George’s Park, 1.15)

April 9th-11th
Camp at Nottingham University

Sunday 6th May
Scotland Independent Schools U18 v. England Independent Schools U17
(Airdrieonians FC, 2.00)

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Sun 4th March
ISFA U17 v. The Royal Navy
(HMS Temeraire, Portsmouth, 1.00)

Mon 5th Mar
Boodles ISFA Cup Final
(MK Dons FC, 7.00)

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

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

Friday 30th Mar
ISFA U17 v Lancaster University
(St George’s Park, 1.15)

Friday 30th Mar
ISFA U18 v Lancaster University
(St George’s Park, 11.30)

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

9th - 13th April
ISFA U16/18 Tour
(Belgium)