The following boys have been selected to attend the ISFA Easter Camp 30th March - 1st April 2020:
MATCH REPORTS 2019-20
LONDON CAMP: DECEMBER 2020
Thursday 19th December
ISFA U15 0 CHELSEA 3
This exciting fixture was a fine way for the u15 side to finish the calendar year. A mobile Chelsea team, coached by club legend Ashley Cole, were quickly into their stride and dominated possession from the outset. ISFA defended solidly to keep chances to a minimum and went close themselves with some fine counter attacks. Good combination play from Chelsea ten minutes before the interval sent them in 1-0 up at the break.
The second half followed a similar pattern with ISFA defending well and looking to break on transition. Eventually the effects of a tough two day camp began to show and Chelsea scored two well taken goals to end up with a comfortable win. A super experience on and off the field for the ISFA players and one that will stand them in good stead for the rest of the season.
Wednesday 18th December
ISFA U15 1 BROMLEY 2
In wet conditions under lights the ISFA team started brightly and were moving the ball around nicely beating the Bromley press. 10 mins into the game ISFA won a free kick deep in the oppositions half. From the resulting cross the keeper dropped the ball and Ashdon Fowler was there to sweep it home. On the few occasions Bromley found space they looked dangerous and soon scored from two passes down the middle of the pitch that found their way to the dangerous striker. Into the second half the ISFA half press looked more organised but lacked quality in possession. This was to be the downfall and Bromley grabbed a second. The last 10mins ISFA huffed and puffed but Bromley held out for the win. Tough to take but plenty of positives going into the Chelsea game.
Sunday 10th November
ISFA U15 4 Kent Schools 2
ISFA were quickly into their stride in this match. Effective build up play and swift counter attacking led to regular goals in the first half with a hat trick from Luke Bahia and a fine strike from Ezra Aaron. Kent presses higher in the second half and their energy and endeavour saw them pull back two quick goals. ISFA rallies and managed to see the game out and earn a hard fought win in an entertaining game.
HARROW CAMP: AUGUST 2019
ISFA U15A 2 Middlesex Schools 1
Middlesex started strongly pinning ISFA back with fluent attacking play. Territorial advantage soon became a 1-0 lead with the right winger scoring a tremendous goal. ISFA gradually found their rhythm as the half progressed and levelled through Kobe Sinclair, with a fine strike from a free kick. A more determined press from ISFA meant that they enjoyed the ascendency at the start of the second half and went ahead through a fine strike from Freddie Bell. Middlesex presses hard and could well have levelled but ISFA managed to hang on for a hard fought win.
ISFA U15A 2 Bury Town 3
Bury came out of the traps exceptionally fast and raced into a 1-0 lead within a minute. Their pace and power caused the ISFA defenders problems throughout the first half. ISFA gradually got a foothold in the game and the energetic Fowler equalised with a fine low shot into the corner. Just before half time Bury regained the lead from a poorly defended corner. ISFA started the second half with a desire to press higher up the pitch. In a very evenly contested half of football Sinclair finished a fine move cooly at the back post to seemingly secure a draw. However, Bury were not to be denied and snatched a late winner with another goal from a corner. A most productive pre-season fixture with lessons learnt that will stand the ISFA boys in good stead for the season ahead.
ISFA U15B 3 Middlesex Schools 3
The B team played their part in an enthralling game with Middlesex Schools. In a first half that went from end to end with numerous chances being made, it was ISFA to took the lead when Joe W side footed the ball home from Oscar O's left wing cross. ISFA were then put under plenty of pressure and were indebted to some fine saves from Ohdran D before increasing their lead when Ted G was on hand to lash the ball home from close range. The game seemed all over when Eden took advantage of an under hit back pass to make it 3 - 0 before Middlesex Schools started to rally. With several ISFA players struggling with cramp and tiredness, Middlesex scored three goals in quick succession and there only seemed one winner from there on in. However, some resolute and sometimes desperate defending from the ISFA players meant that they held out for a very creditable draw.
ISFA U15B 7 Bury Town U15 1
A very positive performance from the team saw them end up with a comprehensive win over their opponents. However, for large parts of the game, it was very even with Bury looking to counter attack quickly. Bury took the lead when a cross was headed over the line but ISFA responded quickly when Eden finished well from close range. The boys were playing some lovely football but were thwarted by some good saves from the Bury keeper. The second half exploded into life when ISFA scored four quick goals in a ten minute spell. Utilising the flanks very well, Eden scored his second before Ted's well placed shot into the top corner made it three. The industrious Ronan M made it four before Oscar, Jack G and an own goal completed the scoring. It was pleasing to see the confidence and belief in ISFA's play, with full back's overlapping well and everyone wanting the ball. There were some excellent performances all round and there are many positives to take going forward into the new season.
Saturday 17th August
ISFA U15A v Middlesex Schools
ISFA U15B v Middlesex Schools
Saturday 18th August
ISFA U15A v Bury Town FC
ISFA U15B v Bury Town FC
Sunday 10th November
ISFA U15A v Kent Schools
City of London (11:30)
More fixtures to be confirmed.