Sunday 10th February
ISFA U17 7 SHEFFIELD UNITED 1
(Sheffield United Academy)
This was an impressive performance from the ISFA U17 team on what turned out to be a lovely day at Sheffield United’s Academy. The Academy side (including a number of trialists) started strongly and took an early lead when their centre back headed in from a well taken corner. The ISFA boys grew into the game and began to put together some excellent passages of play to create some half chances. It was one such move that saw Leon Thomas (Royal Russell) pass through to Yigal Bruk (Bournemouth Collegiate) who finished with composure. In the second half the ISFA Boys took control of the game with some well worked goals. Bruk completing a hatrick. Rafael Kaidussis (Millfield) getting two and both Leon Thomas and Finley Fielding (Dixie Grammar) scoring one a piece. Thank you to Sheffield United for hosting the fixture.
MATCH REPORTS 2018-19
Sunday 27th January
ISFA U17 0 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 3
(American Express Elite Performance Centre)
ISFA U17 opened their campaign against a strong Brighton and Hove Albion team at the American Express Elite Performance Centre. The game began at an impressive pace and it took ISFA time to settle into the game. Leon Thomas was a constant threat on the left hand side but it was Brighton who looked most threatening particularly on the break. They soon took the lead after a mazy run and fine finish and were causing the ISFA backline tactical problems with their intelligent movement and pace. They soon doubled the lead just before half time with another quick breakaway. ISFA stood firm in the second half in difficult conditions and were unfortunate to concede late on with the game finishing 3-0. A tough opening fixture but lots of positives and things to work on going into the Sheffield United game in two weeks’ time.
Sunday 25th November
ISFA U17 FINAL NATIONAL TRIAL
The U17s trial match was a high quality encounter with the ISFA Red team coming out on top. Harrison Sullivan opened the scoring with a fine curling effort and further goals from Finley Fielding, Ben Jones and Leon Thomas gave the Red team a commanding lead. Harry Hauserman saved a first half penalty giving the blue team a glimmer of hope going into the second half. Raf Kaidussis added another just after half time before the blue team hit back late on with a powerful run from Yigal Bruk. Well done to all the boys involved making it a very tough decision for the selectors.
Sunday 4th November
ISFA U17 SOUTH 5 ESSEX SCHOOLS 1
ISFA U17 were instantly on the back foot as they conceded in the first minute from a well taken header. However, they soon responded with a well taken penalty from Raf Teniente. ISFA then took control of the game and were soon ahead after excellent combination play from Sam Elwood and Yigal Bruk who squared the ball back to Harrison Sullivan to finish neatly into the corner. Harrison then added his second of the game when he curled the ball superbly into the top corner and ISFA were soon out of sight when another fine individual goal from Raf Teniente made it 4. Yigal Bruk finished off the scoring and the game ended 5-1 to ISFA.
ISFA U17 v Brighton and Hove Albion
Sunday 27th January (2.00pm)
American Express Elite Performance Centre, Lancing
ISFA U17 v Sheffield United
Sunday 10th February
ISFA U17 v Loughborough University
Sunday 24th March (2.30pm)
ISFA U17 National Camp
15th - 17th April
ISFA U17 v Scotland Independent Schools U18
Sunday 28th April (2.00pm)
Queen Ethelburga's School