ISFA UNDER-15 REPRESENTATIVE TEAM

ISFA U15 DEFEATED BY EAST SOCCERBASE ACADEMY

ISFA U15 1 East Soccerbase Academy 3
St George’s Park

ISFA had to adapt to a much tougher match in the second game at St Georges Park against a very strong and mobile opposition. However, the boys adapted well and although East Soccerbase took the lead Josh Scott scored a deserved equaliser. In the second half ISFA, playing their second match in less than 24 hours, began to tire and two quick goals secured victory for East Soccerbase. 

ISFA BEAT BURTON ALBION AT ST GEORGE'S PARK

ISFA U15 6 Burton Albion U15 0
St. George's Park

ISFA took an early lead and effectively secured the win in the first half with a 4-0 lead. The boys worked well as a team retaining possession and utilised the width of the pitch resulting in some excellent crosses from the wingers.  The boys ran out comfortable 6-0 winners. Scorers: Josh Scott (2), Joe McDonald , Tom Collins (2) ND Nahje Smith.  Speaking after the match the coach commented that “moving forward the boys will look to assess things more tactically on the pitch”. 

OCTOBER CAMP AT OAKHAM

ISFA 1 BUCKINGHAMSHIRE SCHOOLS 1

This was a tightly contested contest with both schools looking to play a passing game from the back. Buckinghamshire started stronger and were a threat coming down the right with some great passages of play. With this they took the lead with a well worked goal which the central striker scored from. 

the second period saw a completely different squad of players for ISFA. They were fresher and able to see the dangers the opposition were posing.  The team got their passing rhythm back and a great cross from the right and a diving header at the back post secured a deserved equaliser.

SUMMER MATCHES AT HARROW

The ISFA U15 Season began with a Development Camp at Harrow School, with two ISFA Squads each playing two matches.

Saturday 20th August
ISFA 'A' 0 CRYSTAL PALACE 0

The U15 squad opened their season with a hard fought draw against a mobile and physical Crystal Palace side. Palace were fluent in attack and dominated possession but the ISFA side defended resolutely and were good value for their share of the spoils, a notable achievement against a Premier League Academy.

Saturday 20th August
ISFA 'B' 1 CRYSTAL PALACE 5

ISFA came up against a strong Crystal Palace side and found themselves a goal down early on. As the game went on the ISFA boys grew in confidence and played some good football but lapses in concentration were punished by the Crystal Palace team. ISFA scored an excellent team goal finished off by Ben Whelehan at the back post.

Sunday 21st August
ISFA 'A' 2 CAMBRIDGE CITY 4

Following good combination play late in the second day period of three, Jack Brown (Brentwood) produced a deserved equaliser to a goal conceded at the beginning of the same period. In a 5 mins spell early in the third period Cambridge pulled ahead with two further goals before Josh Scott confidently converted a penalty to drag ISFA back into contention. Unfortunately a penalty conceded the killed any hopes ISFA had of salvaging a draw.

Sunday 21st August
ISFA 'B' 1 CAMBRIDGE CITY 3

With ISFA'S defence holding out well and a calm finish by Dominic Clatworthy, ISFA were pleased to end the second period of three on even terms at 1 goal apiece. Tired legs, despite increasingly coherent play from the midfield and front players, couldn't prevent two further goals being conceded. However, it was a much improved performance from the previous day's display.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS - SEASON 2016-17

22nd-23rd October
ISFA U15 Development Camp at Oakham School (2 squads)

12th-13th December
ISFA U15 Development Camp at National Football Centre, St. George's Park (A Squad only)

5th-7th April 2017
ISFA U15A Squad - Tour to Scotland

 

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ISFA U18 v. Australia Schools
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Sun 5th Feb
ISFA U16 v. Everton
(Everton Training Ground, 12.00)

Sun 5th Feb
ISFA U18 v. Welsh Schools
(The New Saints FC, 2.00)

17th or 19th Nov
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Sun 19th Feb
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(Man Utd Traning Ground)

Thurs 2nd Mar
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(Burton Albion FC, 6.00)

Sun 5th Mar
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(HMS Temeraire, Portsmouth)

Wed. 8th Mar
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(King's School, Chester)

Sun 12th Mar
ISFA U16 v. Millwall
City of London School
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Mon 20th Mar
Boodles ISFA Cup Final
(MK Dons FC, 7.00)

3rd-7th Apr
ISFA U18 & U16 Tour

5th-7th Apr
ISFA U15 & U14 Tour
(Scotland)

Thurs 27th Apr
ISFA U16 Shield Final
(St. George's Park, 6.00)