ISFA BLUE 2 V 1 CAMBERLEY TOWN FC
A fast opening saw both teams create promising openings with free flowing football. One such move resulted in a Camberley penalty which was duly converted to give the visitors the lead. ISFA continued to move the ball well and scored a deserved equaliser.
With such hot conditions each half was interspersed with drinks breaks and going into the final quarter of the game it was honours even. ISFA rallied themselves and a fine counter attack was rewarded with a penalty, a goal and the win.
A solid performance in a well contested game.
ISFA RED 2 V 1 WOKING FC
ISFA stated this game very much in the front foot pressing their opposition to create regains high up the pitch and exploiting these with incisive passing. They raced into a two goal lead.
Woking gradually found their feet and gained a foothold in the game.
They were rewarded with a late goals but ISFA held firm for the win.
WOLVES 2 V 1 ISFA
This high temp game played on an excellent surface at Wolves training ground ebbed and flowed throughout. A goal-less but entertaining first half saw both sides create good chances. Wolves opened the scoring with a very well worked goal, but ISFA responded through an impressive press creating a chance in transition which was well taken. Both teams chased the win aggressively and it was Wolves who broke away and scored to leave ISFA disappointed with the result but encouraged by the performance produced.
DERBY 4 V 1 ISFA
The morning after their pulsating game with Wolves the U15s were back in action at Derby County. Tired legs and minds were caught out by the swirling wind and fast start from the Derby side and ISFA were soon two goals adrift. Improved play steadied the ship and the second half was much more even. Derby managed two further goals before ISFA produced a fine move to snatch a consolation goal. Soundly beaten by a strong side they may have been, but the ISFA boys dug deep at the end of a long camp and can be proud of their efforts in this game and across the season as a whole.
CHELSEA FC U14 1 V ISFA U15 3
Chelsea fielded a strong U14 side for this game and an intriguing contest developed. The first two thirds were evenly contested. Chelsea looked composed in possession but ISFA created numerous overloads on the counter-attack which they failed to capitalise on. Midway through the second third neat play from the wide player drew a foul and Chelsea went ahead from the resulting penalty. The final third brought a more positive press from ISFA and with it several chances to score. They finally found their shooting boots and out 3-1 winners.
It was a wonderful opportunity, despite the constant rain, to play first class opposition at a wonderful facility. The boys now look forward to their Easter camp off the back of this promising performance.
FOX SOCCER ACADEMY 0 ISFA U15 9
After a quick turn around was required from the u15 boys who were back out on the pitch for their second fixture of their southern camp. This time they were up against a local academy team called Fox Soccer who started well, pressing ISFA all over the pitch. In the early stages of the game it was a reasonably tight affair and it took time for ISFA to get into the rhythm of the game but, once ISFA scored the first goal, the boys turned in a fine display. The front two strikers scored 8 goals between them. Many chances were created and plenty of different types of goals.
What was nice about this performance was the progress that had been made from the night before with the boys taking information on board and putting it into their individual and team game. Bigger tests lie ahead but this short, sharp camp was a great opportunity to see the boys in action.
BROMLEY U15 2 ISFA U15 5
ISFA 15 were challenged to step out for their first outing together as a team to be brave and positive. A well organised Bromley took an early lead but ISFA stuck to the game plan and, thanks to some fantastic individual goals and a solid collective performance, ISFA secured an excellent first win. Hopefully the squad can now progress in their development as a squad.