Sunday 4th February 

ISFA U18 3 Scotland Independent Schools 0 

Last weekend saw the ISFA Girls U18 National representative travel north as they took part in their final match of the season against Scotland Independent Schools. It was also a moment of history as they became the first ISFA girls representative team to take part in an away international fixture.

The game started at a brisk pace with both teams looking to play on the front foot and get an early advantage and both teams creating early chances. It was ISFA who soon took control of the game with two quick goals in the twelfth and fifteenth minute. Firstly Ella Needham raced through following an excellent defence splitting pass from Izzy Coppel and neatly finished passed the Scotland goalkeeper to give ISFA the lead. Shortly afterwards Leilanni Nesbeth scored with a powerful finish following some excellent build up play to double the visitors lead. ISFA continued to create chances but found the Scotland keeper in excellent form, and when they were able to get the ball past her the assistant referees flag prevented them from adding to their first half tally.

Scotland started the second half much the better side as they tried to get the next goal that would bring them back into the match, and only some last ditch defending and the side netting kept the hosts at bay. Halfway through the second half ISFA wrapped up the win when Ella Needham added her second, and ISFA’s third, with a smart finish from an Izzy Coppel cross. The final fifteen minutes saw both teams continue to create chances but neither side could find the finish to add to the scoring and the game finished 3-0 to the ISFA girls.


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

ISFA U18 0 English College U18 11

ISFA U18s faced a tough English Colleges side at St George’s Park on Wednesday. It was English Colleges who started strongest, going 1-0 up inside 7 minutes. A through ball saw Afuakwah, of ISFA, use her pace to get past the defender but a great save from the keeper kept the shot out. English Colleges went 2-0 up shortly after from a free header inside the box. Poor defending saw English Colleges through one on one with the ISFA Goalkeeper Heggs, who pulled off a fantastic save to keep the game at 2-0. English Colleges maintaining their form throughout increasing the goal tally. ISFA had a much stronger second half but were unable to match the quality of the English Colleges squad.


ISFA played 2 matches during the October half-term break


The recently selected U18 Girls ISFA National team met up in Cambridge for their first camp of the season. Following a training session in the morning, the girls faced a Cambridge City side under the floodlights at Huntingdon Town FC.

Both teams started strongly but it was ISFA who broke the deadlock after 20 minutes through Sophie Tudor, who produced a thunderous 20 yard strike into the right hand corner. Shortly after ISFA went up 2-0 when Lannece Hole scored a header from a bouncing ball in the box. Cambridge continued to battle across the park and were rewarded with a goal a few minutes later. In the closing minutes of the first half, a blinding run from Ella Needham down the right wing, saw her cross the ball straight into Lannece Hole's path for her to get her second. ISFA led 3-1 at the break.

Fresh legs at half time saw ISFA control the game for the much of the second half. Linda Afuakwah latched onto a mistake by the goalkeeper to make the score 4-1, before adding her second of the game, winning a 1v1 against the defender and powering a goal past the keeper, 5-1. Credit to Cambridge City who kept the ball moving and closed down throughout, and again they found success through their forward who made it 5-2. Olivia Syson and Ella Needham played some lovely one-two football down the right hand side and a direct ball into the box was met by Grace Perkins who calmly slotted home. Leilanni Nesbeth worked tirelessly for the entire 90 minutes and she was rewarded with a fantastic first time strike into the bottom corner to round of a very successful first game 7-2.


ISFA U18s came up against a physical Cambridge University side on the second day of their Cambridge Camp. Both teams started strongly, and it took a fantastic cross pitch ball from Blue Wilson, met by Olivia Syson who smashed the ball into the top right hand corner to put ISFA 1 nil up after 20minutes. The game was end to end for most of the half, with Cambridge City gifted a goal through an error on ISFA's part, 2 minutes from the end of the first half. ISFA responded with excellent character and a deflected shot from the keeper fell to Linda Afuakwah who slotted home to make it 2-1 on the brink of half time.

Fresh legs at the break put ISFA on the front foot from the start of the second half. A perfectly timed through ball from Leila was picked up by Olivia Syson who rounded the keeper with her first touch and poked the ball home with her second, making it 3-1 to ISFA. Shortly after this, an inswinging corner was floated in to the back post from Leila, was met by Lannece Hole who scored the 4th and final goal of the match to make it 4-1. Both teams battled for the final 15 minutes but no changes were made to the score line. The match rounded off a very successful first camp for the season for the ISFA girls, before they meet up against in December at St. George's Park.


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