Following on from the summer Oakham academy tournament and recent trial match, a squad has been selected for the upcoming training camp at St. George’s Park on 11th and 12th December. Players will be contacted this week and must confirm their availability as soon as possible. Full details about the camp will then be sent out to players directly.
“Non-travelling reserves” will be contacted as replacements in the case of injury or illness.
MATCH REPORTS 2019-20
ISFA U16 Red 2 Kent 2
Sun 10th November
On an amazing playing surface at City of London School's playing fields, ISFA settled quicker and looked to control the game with possession in the 1st half. Although they created several good opportunities, Kent looked very dangerous on the break and they countered well to take a 1-0 lead at half-time. In the 2nd half, Kent pressed more aggressively and ISFA struggled to find their rhythm. However, ISFA did managed to equalise with a fine strike from Dylan Lowther. Kent then re-took the lead following a long ball over the top and, although both sides then had chances, it was ISFA that equalised when Daniel Monferrer's shot squirmed in to the goal. A very enjoyable trial game and the training squad for St. George's Park will be announced later this week.
OAKHAM ACADEMY FESTIVAL 2019
DAY 3: 1st AUGUST 2019
Oakham Tournament Semi-Final
ISFA U16 0 Stoke 2
ISFA came up against a strong Stoke side who would go on to win the tournament. Despite several opportunities to take the lead, ISFA went 0-2 down after Stoke capitalised on 2 mistakes. However, in the second half, ISFA came out all guns blazing and really should have taken the game to at least penalties after creating several clear cut chances. A very impressive display.
3rd Place Play-off
ISFA U16 1 Bristol City 2
In a physical encounter, ISFA impressed immediately with some lovely passages of play, again creating several chances to take the lead. However, Bristol were clinical on the counter and took two chances well on the break. ISFA continued the pressure in the second half and Will Couch pulled a goal back from inside the area. ISFA then pushed for the equaliser but it wasn't to be as Bristol nearly added to their lead on the break.
This was a very enjoyable and hugely impressive opening to the the ISFA U16s 2019/20 season.
DAY 2: 31st JULY 2019
ISFA U16 1 St. Kevin's 0
In the first game on Day 2 of the Oakham Tournament, ISFA produced an impressive display, creating several chances. Max Bustamante secured the win from the penalty spot after Theo Mara was upended in the area.
ISFA U16 1 Bristol City 2
ISFA took the lead against a strong Bristol City side after Paddy Jokowidjaja was brought down by the 'keeper and then converted from the spot. However, Bristol equalised just before half time and went on to take the lead and threaten throughout the second half.
ISFA U16 1 Colchester 2
Will Couch gave ISFA the lead with the third penalty of the day after he was brought down in the area. As tiredness set in, a physically impressive Colchester side pressed aggressively and took advantage of tired legs to secure the win.
ISFA U16 3 Peterborough 0
In the final game of the day, ISFA dug deep to produce a very encouraging attacking performance. Will Couch scored from the spot, Paddy Jokowidjaja won the ball high up and calmly finished for the second and then Couch scored a superb individual effort to round off the scoring.
ISFA secured qualification for the semi-finals and will play Stoke on Thursday morning for the chance to play in the final for 2 years running.
DAY 1: 30th JULY 2019
ISFA U16 0 Stoke 0
In the opening game of the Oakham tournament and their first ever game together, ISFA U16s put in an encouraging performance against a strong Stoke side. Gradually growing into the game, goalkeeper Daniel Rose put in a man of the match performance to keep the scores level.
ISFA U16 1 Port Vale 0
In a very impressive 2nd game, ISFA sealed the win with a superb passage of play. Regaining the ball on the halfway line, excellent one touch combination play ended up with a precision pass releasing Jamie Anderson who calmly slid the ball home from the right.
ISFA 2 Go-Pro Dubai 0
In the final game of the day, a tired ISFA side finally clicked in the 2nd period with William Couch scoring a superb individual effort and the win was secured when Max Bustamante cut in from the left to slot the ball home.
ISFA U16 UPDATE FOR 2019-20
With the end of the ISFA U15 season, focus now moves to the U16s for the 2019/20 season. The U16 season kicks off at the end of July with a training camp at Oakham (invites have already been sent out). Space is limited so we were unfortunately not able to invite everyone. However, everyone involved from the U15 season is very much viewed as part of the "U16 squad" and all players will be considered for future fixtures and camps this season.
Fixtures are currently being arranged as follows:
Sunday 13th October
ISFA U16 Boys vs. Essex
Brentwood School (11:30)
Sunday 10th November 2019
ISFA U16 Boys vs. Kent Schools
City of London School playing fields (11:30)
Wednesday 11th December 2019
ISFA U16 Boys vs. Forest Green Rovers
St. George's Park Camp (18:00)
Thursday 12th December 2019
ISFA U16 Boys vs. TBC
St. George's Park Camp (14:00)
Sunday 12th January 2020
ISFA U16 Boys vs. Australia Schools
Shrewsbury School (14:00)
Sunday 8th March 2020
ISFA U16 Boys vs. Millwall
City of London School playing fields (11:00)
All details of opponents and timings will be updated on this page and in the ISFA diary when they are confirmed (https://www.isfa.org.uk/isfa-diary/monthcalendar/)
In the meantime, if you do have any questions or would like to chat anything through, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Adam Lowe.