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ISFA SOUTH U16 REPRESENTATIVE TEAM

ISFA U16 FINAL NATIONAL TRIAL

MATCH REPORTS 2018/19

Sunday 25th November 2018
ISFA U16 NORTH 5 ISFA U16 SOUTH 0
(Shrewsbury School)

On a cold afternoon at Shrewsbury School, ISFA U16 North produced a superb display to beat the South.  Settling quickly in to their passing game, the North started strongly....but it was the South with the first chance when Tyelr Payne (St. Paul's) hit the crossbar from the edge of the area.  The North then took the lead through Charlie Dixon (Oswestry)  and looked very dangerous going forward.  The South had an opportunity on the counter to equalise but then the North took full control with another goal from Dixon and a superb strike from Gabriel Edbe (Brooke House College) to give the North a 3-0 lead at half time.  The 2nd half was a more scrappy 40 minutes but the North sealed  a deserved victory and a fine performance with 2 more goals from Dixon.

Congratulations to all players on their performances at the final trial before the National Team is selected.

Sunday 4th November
ISFA U16 SOUTH WHITE 2 KENT SCHOOLS 1 
(City of London)

In an end to end first half, both teams tried to play passing football but neither could gain control over the game. ISFA, still developing their new shape, found it hard to break down the Kent defence. After 20 minutes, Kent took the lead, finishing smartly inside the area. As the first half wore on, ISFA began to control more of the possession but Kent defended strongly to keep them at bay. 

The second half continued in the same vain with ISFA now controlling the tempo of the game but this time chances started to be created. After a through ball in behind the Kent defence, Mason Murray (Brentwood) smashed the ball home off of the crossbar to tie up the game with 25 minutes to go. ISFA continued to push for a winner and after some nice build up play, Tyler Payne (St. Paul's) headed home to give ISFA the lead. The game ended 2-1 to ISFA who showed good determination and progress to get back into the game and to continue to play with their traditional passing style.

Sunday 4th November 
ISFA U16 SOUTH BLUE 2 KENT SCHOOLS 2 
(City of London)

In a very competitive fixture at the City of London School playing fields, ISFA U16 Blue drew 2-2 against a very strong Kent side. Kent started brightly, pressing high and providing an excellent challenge to ISFA’s passing philosophy. Despite ISFA showing some good possession through the thirds, it was Kent who scored first, with an excellent counter attack and solo effort from the left wing. The ISFA U16 Blue rallied well, creating some good opportunities before scoring two quick goals early in the second half. A well taken finish by Kai Ismail (LVS) from the edge of the box brought the ISFA level, before a fantastic 25 yardd finish from Sam Thomas (Charterhouse) gave the ISFA U16 Blue a 2-1 lead. Kent continued to press and use the ball effectively and were rewarded with a well taken finish late in the game to ensure a 2-2 draw.

Sunday 14th October
ISFA U16 SOUTH WHITE 6 ESSEX SCHOOLS 1
Chigwell School

In rainy conditions at Chigwell School, ISFA White faced Essex Schools.  In the early stages both teams tried to settle in to the game and possession changed hands at regular intervals.  Midway through the first half, ISFA took the lead through John Sasere (Brentwood) who calmly finished after controlling a cross inside the penalty area.  Essex levelled the game up with a good finish just before half time.  In the second half, ISFA began to control the ball more, showing their confidence and passing prowess.  Goals from Sebastian Lawson (Monmouth), Tyler Payne (St Paul's), Braiden Hall (St John's) and Sasere again showed ISFA's strength going forwards.  The game finished off with ISFA scoring a fantastic team goal to cap off the 6-1 victory.  Playing the ball up the pitch in a move that included more than fifteen passes with all of the team involved, before Jarryd Richardson (Ardingly) fired home.  An impressive first game together for the new under 16s.

Sunday 14th October
ISFA U16 SOUTH BLUE 2 ESSEX SCHOOLS 3
Chigwell School

The ISFA U16 South Blue team started brightly in a high tempo fixture against Essex Schools.  Despite good possession and creating some good opportunities from wide areas, ISFA were unfortunately not able to break the deadlock in the first half.  After a more even opening to the second half, it was Essex Schools who took the lead with a well taken finish, before a well-worked move down the right saw Mason Murray (Brentwood) pull the ball back to Thomas Banks (Hampton) to equalise for the ISFA Blues.  Moments later it was 2-1, with Luke Coupland (Kings Worcester) delivering an excellent corner which Murray headed into the far corner.  Although the ISFA Blues continued to probe and use the ball effectively, it was Essex Schools' clinical finishing which proved the difference, with two goals in the final ten minutes edging out the ISFA Blues in what was a very competitive fixture.

ISFA South U16 squads for the matches against Kent Schools will be announced on Wednesday 17th October.

FIXTURES 2018/19

ISFA South U16 v Kent Schools
Sunday 4th November, 11am at City of London School

ISFA U16 Final National Trial
Sunday 25th November, 2pm at Shrewsbury School

Following this programme of matches, the Full ISFA U16 Team is selected.

 

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