ISFA GIRLS NATIONAL U18 REPRESENTATIVE SQUAD

SQUAD NAMED FOR ST GEORGE'S PARK CAMP

Following the recent development camp in Cambridge the following players have been selected to represent ISFA at the upcoming Girls National Representative Camp taking place at St Georges Park.

Name School Club
Linda Afuakwah St Christophers Watford
Beth Barzotelli Kings College Taunton Bishops Lydeard
Ingrid Brodersen Guildford High School Petersfield
Charlotte Heggs Twycross School Burton Albion
Jenny Hughes Berkhamstead Watford
Drew Lawrence Bedes  
Khaleah Lewis-Vaike Bedford Moderrn MK Dons
Alexandra Malzer Ardingly  
Ella Needham Loughborough High School  Cosby
Leilanni Nesbeth Bedes Brighton & Hove Albion
Grace Perkins Kings College Taunton  
Eloise Sentence Oakham School  Leicester City
Amelia Shiner South Hampstead High MK Dons
Olivia Syson St Albans Girls Watford
Sophie Tudor St Josephs College Tottenham Hotspur
Anna Tumilty-Gutierrez King Alfred School Hampstead
Isobel Coppel Oakham Leicester City
Lena Stroem Headington Girls School Oxford United
     
Non-travelling reserves:    
Lannece Hole Kings College Taunton  
Helen Kelly Loughborough High School   
Francesca Scott  Shrewsbury High School  

Success for ISFA

ISFA played 2 matches during the October half-term break

ISFA U18 7 v CAMBRIDGE CITY 2

The recently selected U18 Girls ISFA National team met up in Cambridge for their first camp of the season. Following a training session in the morning, the girls faced a Cambridge City side under the floodlights at Huntingdon Town FC.

Both teams started strongly but it was ISFA who broke the deadlock after 20 minutes through Sophie Tudor, who produced a thunderous 20 yard strike into the right hand corner. Shortly after ISFA went up 2-0 when Lannece Hole scored a header from a bouncing ball in the box. Cambridge continued to battle across the park and were rewarded with a goal a few minutes later. In the closing minutes of the first half, a blinding run from Ella Needham down the right wing, saw her cross the ball straight into Lannece Hole's path for her to get her second. ISFA led 3-1 at the break.

Fresh legs at half time saw ISFA control the game for the much of the second half. Linda Afuakwah latched onto a mistake by the goalkeeper to make the score 4-1, before adding her second of the game, winning a 1v1 against the defender and powering a goal past the keeper, 5-1. Credit to Cambridge City who kept the ball moving and closed down throughout, and again they found success through their forward who made it 5-2. Olivia Syson and Ella Needham played some lovely one-two football down the right hand side and a direct ball into the box was met by Grace Perkins who calmly slotted home. Leilanni Nesbeth worked tirelessly for the entire 90 minutes and she was rewarded with a fantastic first time strike into the bottom corner to round of a very successful first game 7-2.

ISFA U18 4 v CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY 1

ISFA U18s came up against a physical Cambridge University side on the second day of their Cambridge Camp. Both teams started strongly, and it took a fantastic cross pitch ball from Blue Wilson, met by Olivia Syson who smashed the ball into the top right hand corner to put ISFA 1 nil up after 20minutes. The game was end to end for most of the half, with Cambridge City gifted a goal through an error on ISFA's part, 2 minutes from the end of the first half. ISFA responded with excellent character and a deflected shot from the keeper fell to Linda Afuakwah who slotted home to make it 2-1 on the brink of half time.

Fresh legs at the break put ISFA on the front foot from the start of the second half. A perfectly timed through ball from Leila was picked up by Olivia Syson who rounded the keeper with her first touch and poked the ball home with her second, making it 3-1 to ISFA. Shortly after this, an inswinging corner was floated in to the back post from Leila, was met by Lannece Hole who scored the 4th and final goal of the match to make it 4-1. Both teams battled for the final 15 minutes but no changes were made to the score line. The match rounded off a very successful first camp for the season for the ISFA girls, before they meet up against in December at St. George's Park.


MATCH REPORTS 2016-17

AUSTRALIA ARE TOO GOOD

Sunday 15th January
ENGLAND INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS 0 AUSTRALIA SCHOOLS 4
Clifton College Sports Centre

ISFA girls played their final game of the season against a quick Australia team. ISFA started slowly and after a spell of pressure from the Australians found themselves 1-0 down after failing to clear a corner. Minutes later Australia doubled their lead when a mix up at the back allowed the forward to tap home. ISFA grew into the game and created some chances themselves but were unable to find the finishing touch.

Early in the second half ISFA looked to be taking control of the game. Sarah Hill created some space after some brilliant footwork but a last ditch tackle prevented an almost certain goal. Australia broke quickly from this and almost immediately added to their lead. In the final moments the visitors added a fourth with a well struck shot from the edge of the box. A good team performance that the girls should be proud of but unfortunately fell short of the strong Australian squad.

 

Following the match, the ISFA Girls received their international caps.

Further photos from this match are available from www.rwt-photography.co.uk

 

 

 

 

ST. GEORGE'S PARK - DECEMBER 2016

ISFA U18 Girls 0 – 5 Welsh Colleges

ISFA battled hard but Welsh College proved too strong scoring four goals in the first half. ISFA came out much stronger in the second half, pressing Wales and preventing them from playing. Caroline Handford pulled off some excellent saves in the second half but Welsh Colleges managed to slot home won to end the game 5-0.

RWT Photography (www.rwt-photography.co.uk or 01733 204445) attended this match.  A selection of photographs can be found on their website.

 

ISFA U18 Girls 3 – 1 Shropshire Schools
St. George’s Park

ISFA U18s started their St George's Park camp with a game against Shropshire Schools. Despite dominating possession in the first half, ISFA found themselves 1-0 down at half time after failing to deal with a long ball. Following some changes in the second half ISFA began to capitalise on their possession and equalised through Sarah Hill following some lovely interchange play. ISFA's confidence grew and minutes later took the lead when a Shropshire player headed into her own net from Isobel Coppel's in swinging corner. Lucy Withers wrapped the game up with 15 minutes to go with a perfectly placed 30 yard lob over the Shropshire goalkeeper. 

ISFA IMPRESS AT CAMBRIDGE CAMP

Friday 28th October
ISFA U18 4 CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY 0
Fenners Cricket Ground

The first half of this match, played at an historic venue, was a slightly scrappy affair with the ISFA Girls apparently showing the effects of a game the previous evening.  However, the second half proved a very different affair with ISFA taking the initiative and dominating the game. Francesca Scott opened the scoring with a powerful finish across the goalkeeper and ISFA were soon 2-0 up when Anna Jowle's free kick was palmed out by the Cambridge keeper and Izzy Emmett was on hand to nod the ball home.  A remarkable strike from Marie Stute from inside the centre circle was next and the scoring was complete when Khalea Lewis-Vaike burst through and Sydney Conway added a fourth to seal a very impressive second half performance and a most encouraging Cambridge Camp.

Thursday 27th October
ISFA U18 5 CAMBRIDGE CITY 2
at Huntingdon Town FC

The ISFA Girls started the game very strongly and played with a real attacking intent from the first minute. Some excellent midfield passing created early chances and it wasn’t long before they took the lead when Francesca Scott opened the scoring with a tidy finish after some excellent build up play.  ISFA soon doubled their lead when Izzy Emmett finished after she was set-up with a delightful back heel From Francesca Scott. Anna Jowle then added two goals, the second a 25 yard screamer that gave the goalkeeper no chance, that saw the ISFA girls race into a 4-0 lead after 20 minutes. Cambridge City soon hit back with after some wonderful build-up play was finished off and the score remained 4-1 until half time.

ISFA once again started the second half strongly and produced some excellent football passing the ball through the thirds and creating chances, with the pace of the forwards creating a constant threat. Francesca Scott got her second goal of the game with a low drive across the keeper before Cambridge City rounded off the scoring with a precise chip over the goalkeeper.

The game finished 5-2 with both teams contributing to an excellent game with some exceptional football on display. 

Photographs of the match with Cambridge City are courtesy of RWT Photography. These and other photographs of the match can be ordered from www.rwt-photography.co.uk or by ringing 01733 204445.

 

 

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