ISFA GIRLS NATIONAL U16 REPRESENTATIVE SQUAD

ISFA U16 SUCCESS AT ST GEORGE'S PARK

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

England ISFA U16 5 Scotland Independent Schools 1

The ISFA U16 Girls put in an excellent display to run out deserving winners in their annual international match against Scotland. It was the visitors that started the better however, and they took an early lead in the 2nd minute when a quick counter attack was neatly finish into the bottom corner. The opening 20 minutes were very even and competitive with both teams looking to get the important second goal in the game. Halfway through the first half a spell of pressure for ISFA saw them get the equaliser when Beever-Jones rounded the goalkeeper and slotted home after a fine run. This goal gave the ISFA girls a shot of confidence and soon they started to dominate possession and play some excellent neat tidy football, which led to two excellent goals before half time scored by Gillies and Brindley to give them a 3-1 half time lead. The second half continued in a similar fashion with ISFA looking to control possession and add to their goal tally, whilst Scotland continued to press trying to get back into the game and always looking a danger on the counter attack. Two further goals in the second half for ISFA, both scored by Flores, gave ISFA a 5-1 win in a game were they produced some excellent attacking football. The game was played in an excellent spirit and showcased the ever increasing standard of girls football within independent schools.

ISFA WIN OPENING FIXTURE

ISFA U16 9 CAMBRIDGE CITY 0

The ISFA U16 Girls national representative team got their season off to a fantastic start with a strong display against Cambridge City U16 Girls.

The opening 20 minutes was dominated with quick and strong play which created plenty of chances for Sophie Gillies to score 3 goals with through balls from the midfield players.

Cambridge City missing the best of the their opportunities to cleanly win the ball through midfield giving the ISFA girls plenty of chance to utilise speed and break through their lose defence.

Changes were made in second half to allow for the dynamic types of play from the squad and maximum playing time for all.

Both GKs were used during the fixture using good distribution to teammates to maintain a the high tempo of the game.

Cambridge tired in the second half and ISFA punished them with some strong finishes in the 2nd half. Rebecca Lovelace completed the scoring and gave the ISFA U16 Girls a 9-0 win on their first game of the season.

 

 

MATCH REPORTS 2016-17 

ISFA U16 DEFEAT SCOTLAND INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

ISFA U16 Girls 3 – 1 Scotland ISFA
St George’s Park

ISFA started slow allowing Scotland to maintain possession and put them under pressure at the back. Scotland lead the game 1-0 at half time. In the second half ISFA adopted a new shape and distributed the ball positively. ISFA were soon rewarded when Brogan Moore crossed the ball and a Scotland defender knocked it into her own net. ISFA striker Sophie Gillies worked hard up top securing two more goals for ISFA. ISFA maintained a solid defensive performance in the second half and ran out 3-1 winners. 

RWT Photography (www.rwt-photography.co.uk or 01733 204445) attended this match.  A selection of photographs can be found on their website.

ISFA U16 Girls 3 – 5 Shropshire Schools
St. George’s Park

ISFA U16s started strongly against Shropshire schools maintaining their shape and dominating possession. The girls hard work was rewarded as Leila Emmerson broke through the Shropshire back line, but her shot came back off the post which Ella Needham quickly reacted to and calmly slotted home.  Shropshire were quick to react to this scoring three quick goals to put them up at half time. In the second half ISFA played some attractive football building up from the back and playing through to the striker, resulting in two more goals from Ella Needham and Brogan Moore. As the ISFA girls tired Shropshire managed the game well and slotted home two more goals to secure the victory. 

BRIGHT START FOR ISFA GIRLS

Thursday 27th October
ISFA U16 7 CAMBRIDGE
CITY 0
at Huntingdon Town FC

The ISFA U16 Girls national representative team got their season off to a perfect start with a spectacular second half display against Cambridge City. 

The opening 30 minutes were very even with both teams creating plenty of chances and Cambridge City missing the best of those when they shot just wide of the post after a terrific through ball sent their striker through on goal. Just before the half hour mark Sophie Gillies pounced on a loose ball to finish well and give ISFA a narrow lead at the break.

Early in the second half Leilana Nesbeth scored a screamer from 30 yards and this goal proved the turning point as the ISFA girls found their shooting boots and quickly raced into a commanding lead. Brogan Moore added ISFA’s third and fourth goals with two excellent finishes from outside the box, before Leila Emmerson produced the goal of the game, skilfully beating a player on the edge of the box before finding the top corner.  A free kick from Leila Emmerson and a neat finish from Sophie Gillies completed the scoring and gave the ISFA U16 Girls a 7-0 win on their first game of the season. Despite the score line the game was very close for large periods before Cambridge City tired in the second half and ISFA punished them with some lethal finishing.

Photographs of the match with Cambridge City are courtesy of RWT Photography. These and other photographs of the match can be ordered from www.rwt-photography.co.uk or by ringing 01733 204445.

 

 

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