ISFA SOUTH U18 REPRESENTATIVE TEAM

SPARKLING SOUTH ARE TOO GOOD

Sunday 27th November
ISFA SOUTH 7 ISFA NORTH 1
at Repton School

In good conditions at Repton School, both teams started brightly and after a quarter of an hour Oran Swales opened the scoring for the South team with a well taken finish.  George O'Malley doubled the lead from the penalty spot and Harrison Ardron quickly added a third.  Oran Swales completed the first half scoring to add a fourth.

In the second half, the North threatened in the opening stages but it was Oscar Haynes-Brown for the South who added a fifth.  Jamie Whealan finished well for the North to pull a goal back, however Oscar Haynes-Brown then added two more for the South to complete his hat-trick and the scoring.

South (navy) v. North (red)

PREVIOUS MATCHES

ISFA SOUTH IMPRESS AGAINST ESSEX

Sunday 6th November
ISFA South U18 White 5 Essex Schools 0
at Brentwood School

ISFA started the game very brightly and quickly took the lead through Harrison Ardron (Millfield) who finished well from a Harry Fuller (Hampton) cross.  Despite having a number of further chances, ISFA couldn’t extend their lead until the second half.  Harrison Adron scored his second after good work from Rhys Norrington-Davies (Royal Russell) to double the lead and Oscar Haynes Brown (Ardingly) made it 3-0 with a neat chip over the onrushing goalkeeper.  Rhys Norrington-Davies scored ISFA’s fourth goal and an own goal completed the scoring.  This was an impressive performance by the ISFA South side who played some excellent football.

Sunday 6th November
ISFA South U18 Blue 4 Essex Schools 1
at Brentwood School

A good performance in testing conditions ended in victory for the ISFA U18B side. On a lovely pitch in extremely cold conditions the boys competed well in the 100mph first 20 minutes. After the initial intense start to the game, the boys settled down and began to play some good football. Hanley gave ISFA the lead with a swirling cross come shot which whipped over the keeper into the far corner of the net. Miller and Samual were leading the line well and both had half chances to extend the lead before the break but ISFA went in at half time just one goal to the good. The second half began in even colder and suddenly wetter conditions than the first. This half saw the boys take real control of the game. Maw scored ISFA’s second after a good cross from Davidson then the lively Landry followed up to tap in after a shot from Charlton. Charlton then got in on the act himself with a fine long range strike which flew in off the post. The one blemish on a good performance was the goal ISFA conceded which certainly could have been avoided with more decisive defending. A pleasing result and performance none the less. 

Sunday 6th November
ISFA South U17 Red 3 Essex Schools 1
at Brentwood School

An encouraging performance from the U17 Red team saw ISFA run out 3-1 winners against a strong Essex side. Both sides started brightly and played some excellent football on a tight playing area but it was ISFA who created the early opportunities. Calvin Kissi and Demi Odunlami were a handful up top whilst Will Davis was a constant threat out wide. However, it was Essex Schools who took the lead midway through the first half following a superb turn and finish inside the area. ISFA soon hit back with the lively Jack Hunter-Lees cross come shot flew into the far corner. The start of the second half was a scrappy affair with both teams adapting to the changeable weather conditions. However, it was ISFA's quality which finally pulled them through with goals from Chin Adichie and a superb free kick from Calvin Kissi proving too much for a lively Essex team. 

Sunday 2nd October
ISFA SOUTH 'WHITE' 3 KENT SCHOOLS 0
at Charterhouse

In glorious sunshine at Charterhouse School, ISFA started brightly and deservedly took the lead through Oran Swales who finished well from distance after cutting in from the left flank.  ISFA continued to produce good chances but couldn't extend their lead until the second half where Rhys Norrington-Davies calmly slotted home after good work from Tommy Trenaman.  ISFA quickly scored a third to put the game to bed when Harrison Ardron scored after beating three players from a corner and rounded up an impressive ISFA performance.

Sunday 2nd October
ISFA SOUTH 'BLUE' 4 CORINTHIAN CASUALS 2
at Charterhouse

An unfortunate own goal in the first 5 minutes left ISFA up against it but the boys picked themselves up and grabbed control of the game. It wasn't until the latter end of the first half that ISFA found an equaliser though. Lee overlapped on the left flank and cut the ball back for Charlton to slot home.   The boys continued to push forward in the second period and were rewarded for a more positive use of the ball with 3 further goals. The first from Walker who cut in form the right and struck the ball firmly into the bottom right hand corner. The next came from Miller as he raced onto a through ball to finish smartly. The scoring was rounded off from the penalty spot by Samual who had been brought down when racing through on goal.  The Casuals did pull one back to keep things competitive but overall it was a pleasing, especially in the second period when the ISFA team was much more decisive and positive in their passing and movement.

Sunday 2nd October
ISFA SOUTH 'RED' 1 KENT SCHOOLS 5
at Charterhouse

A positive start for this newly formed U17 team saw them lose out to an energetic Kent Schools side. The final score line of 5-1 was certainly harsh on the ISFA side as they dominated large periods of play in the second half. Calvin Kassi put ISFA ahead with a fine solo effort before the pace of the Kent players led to some nervy defending from the ISFA team. A frantic 20 minutes proved costly as ISFA found themselves 5-1 down at the break. In the second half ISFA controlled proceedings and played some excellent attacking football. Will Davis and Adebambo Akinjogbin caused problems out wide and James Garrard's driving runs created numerous chances. However, ISFA just lacked the killer instinct in front of goal and deserved more from a very encouraging second half performance.

FIXTURES 2016-17

Sunday 2nd October
ISFA South White 3 Kent Schools 0
ISFA South Blue 4 Corinthian Casuals 2
ISFA South Red 1 Kent Schools 5

Sunday 6th November
ISFA South White 5 Essex Schools 0
ISFA South Blue 4 Essex Schools 1
ISFA South U17 Red 3 Essex Schools 1

Sunday 27th November
ISFA South v. ISFA North 0
(Repton School, 2.00)

Following this programme of matches, the Full ISFA U18 Team is selected. 

 

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