ISFA U18 South 1 vs 1 Sussex FA
The ISFA South U18 squad faced a strong Sussex Schools side at City of London School Sports Ground. The match was a cagey affair with both teams enjoying their own spells of possession. The defences though were particularly strong and neither team were able to carve out any clearcut chances in front of goal. The deadlock was broken midway through the second half with a speculative effort from distance. The power and swerve though were too much for the opposition keep and ISFA found themselves 1-0 up. Sussex pressed hard and looked to win the ball high up the pitch. Their efforts were rewarded with a penalty which was duly converted close to the end of time. 1-1 was the final scoreline which was a fair result for the teams. A squad of players will now be selected for the final national trial on 28th November.
Sunday 28th November 2021
ISFA U18 Representative Final National Trial Match, 2.00, Shrewsbury School
Wednesday 15th December 2021
ISFA U18 Representative v Wales Colleges, 6.00, St George’s Park
Thursday 16th December 2021
ISFA U18 Representative v England Colleges, 2.00, St George’s Park
Sunday 16th January 2022
ISFA U18 Representative v Scotland Schools, TBC
Sunday 6th February 2022
ISFA U18 Representative v Wales Schools, 2.00, Shrewsbury School
ISFA South Blue 4 vs. 0 Corinthian Casuals
In wintery conditions on a superb playing surface at Charterhouse School, ISFA South U18 Blue took on Corinthian Casuals in the annual trial match.
After a balanced opening period, it was ISFA who took the lead after impressive work down the right hand side. A second and third then followed before half time after a cut back finish after good work down the left and also another sharp finish from the right.
The 2nd half saw further chances for ISFA U18 Blue and a fourth was finally added after a mix up in the Corinthian Casuals backing. The Casuals continued to be lively on the break as ISFA probed and pushed for further goals.
This was a very enjoyable game with both teams looking to play progressive football. It was a competitive match, played in a superb spirit and was a great showcase for football.
ISFA South U18 White 11 vs. 0 Kent Schools
ISFA South U18 faced Kent Schools at Charterhouse in their first match of the season. ISFA dominated this game from start to finish. They played some beautiful football, were clinical in the final third and extremely disciplined at the back, particularly against a clearly talented opposition striker. A very promising start to the season as the group look to make selection in the national squad