SQUAD FOR MANCHESTER UNITED TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCED
ISFA is very pleased to announce that Manchester United Academy have once again invited the ISFA U15 Team to take part in a four-team, one day tournament at their Aon Training Centre in Carrington on Saturday 16th May. The selected squad will meet up for training the previous evening, 15th May.
Please note that this tournament is "behind closed doors" so no spectators will be permitted. It is very important that parents respect this as ISFA wishes to continue to participate in this tournament in future years.
FIXTURES (all matches will be 20 minutes each way):
Manchester United v. ISFA
Aston Villa v. Liverpool
Manchester United v. Aston Villa
ISFA v. Liverpool
Manchester United v. Liverpool
ISFA v. Aston Villa
The following boys have been selected to represent ISFA:
Lewis Chaplin (Hampton)
Joe Crolla (RGS Guildford)
Hady Ghandour (Harrodian)
Archie Harker (Westminster)
Jack Hunter Lees (Charterhouse)
Alec Osborn (Chigwell)
Luca Page (Bede’s)
James Parton (Repton)
Tommy Trenaman (Bede’s)
Will Trew (Truro)
David Turner (Thorpe House)
Charlie Fripp (Bournemouth Collegiate)
Yahoo Ho (King Edward’s)
Frank Horsfield (Wellington)
Charley O’Keefe (Bedford)
Luke Tandy (Repton)
Boys on the reserves list:
Freddie Christian (Eton)
Cameron Matthewson (King’s Worcester)
Ryan Welch (Bede’s)
Once we have had final details through from Manchester United those boys selected will receive further information via email.
DATE AHEAD - SEASON 2015-16
The following date has been announced for the start of next season for current U15 players, next season's U16
Oakham Academy U16 Festival
A squad of 18 players will be selected.
ISFA NARROWLY LOSE TO NOTTS COUNTY
Wednesday 8th April 2015
ISFA U15 0 NOTTS COUNTY 1
In a high tempo game, Notts County dominated the early stages moving the ball through midfield and created some good early chances. As the first half progressed the ISFA team grew into the game and began to move the ball with increasing fluency. 5 minutes before half time with a break through the middle the ball dropped to the Notts County centre forward who finished well. ISFA came out in the second half and asserted themselves quickly passing the ball well and creating numerous chances. Despite hitting the woodwork and having a goal disallowed the end result was a 1-0 win to Notts County.
The following players attending the ISFA representative camp at the University of Nottingham and were involved in the match against Notts County.
Lewis Chaplin (Hampton), Freddie Christian (Eton), Joe Crolla (RGS Guildford), Joe Daniels (Clayesmore), Hady Ghandour (Harrodian), Archie Harker (Westminster), Jack Hunter Lees (Charterhouse), Cameron Matthewson (King’s Worcester), Alex Osborn (Chigwell), Luca Page (Bede’s), Stirling Spowers (Eton), Tommy Trenaman (Bede’s), Will Trew (Truro), David Turner (Thorpe House), Harry Webster (King’s Ely)
ONE WIN, ONE DEFEAT FOR ISFA U15 AT ST. GEORGE'S PARK
Monday 15th December 2014
ISFA 3 LEICESTER CITY F.C 1
ISFA started well against Leicester City when Archie Harker converted a penalty early on. Luca Page then doubled ISFAs lead when he coolly finished off when one on one with the goal keeper. The third ISFA goal was a routine header at the back post from a corner and rounded off a great win for the side.
Tuesday 16th December 2014
ISFA 1 WATFORD 7
Watford went ahead within 10 minutes after their striker passed ISFA defenders and slotted home. The away team enjoyed some early pressure and soon doubled their lead and got a third from a corner. ISFA were matching Watford’s possession, but could not establish too many clear cut chances. Watford went into the break four goals to the good. After the re-start, ISFA got goal back through Luca Page’s well taken finish. Watford took their chances and added a further three goals to their tally before the end of the game. This was played on the Sir Alf Ramsey full size indoor pitch at St. George's Park
SUMMER CAMP AT HARROW
The new ISFA season began with matches against Leyton Orient in July at Harrow School.
With a large squad and a lack of full fitness after the summer lay-off, all the players played in both of the matches
ISFA U15 v. LEYTON ORIENT
ISFA kicked off proceedings against a young Leyton Orient side, playing good football, trying to play out from the back whenever possible. Both teams settled into the game and began to play a more passing style of football with chances being created at both ends. All boys tried to adapt to what they had learnt in the morning session with the defence showing good shape, the midfield controlling the games outnumbering the opposition and the strikers working hard to create width and options in attack.
Goals came from Joe Crolla, James Parton, Freddie Christian, Will trew, Tom Clark and Josh Wilkinson (2).
ISFA U15 v. WATFORD
Watford fielded a very strong side, including a number of U16players in preparation for the upcoming Milk Cup tournament in Northern Ireland. In a match of three “thirds”, ISFA held their own in the first third, going down by just one goal and repeated the feat for much of the second third before tiredness began to become a factor and, in the final third, Watford ran out comfortable winners.