ISFA U18 3 English Colleges FA U18 0
Both teams were looking forward to the competitive annual fixture at SGP, particularly given last seasons game couldn’t happen. ISFA got the game kicked off but it was English Colleges that took an early lead in the 2nd minute through a great through ball and strike into the bottom left corner. A mix up on a back pass saw English Colleges double their lead on the 4th minute. ISFA settled into the game and regained some of the possession, battling hard in defence and midfield. A wonder strike from English Colleges in the 35th minute hit the cross bar and was tapped in by their striker 3-0. Half time ESFA led 3-0. The second half saw ISFA came out determined not to succeed and to try and increase their chances. It was evenly contested throughout, with the best chance falling to the ISFA number 9 who’s shot went just over the bar. A goalless second half meant the game finished 3-0. Another great SGP camp for all players.
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ISFA U18 5 This Girl Kicks U18 0
It was great to be back at St George’s Park after missing the camp last season. The squad were excited to face TGK in their first game of the 2-day camp. The game started and was end to end with both teams working hard to create chances. It was 29 minutes before ISFA took the lead after a press on their full back saw our right winger come away with the ball and slot into the bottom left corner.
ISFA kept the pressure on and doubled their lead on 39 minutes from a great through ball which was well finished by the ISFA right back. TGK almost pulled one back on the stroke of half time but a great save from the ISFA GK tipped the ball around the post. The corner was well defended and ISFA led at the break 2-0.
ISFA started the second half strong and were quickly 3-0 up following some excellent one-two play between the centre mid pairing. Some excellent combination play between the right winger and centre forward saw ISFA score a 4th in the 55th minute. TGK worked hard in defence and kept ISFA at bay and it wasn’t until the 87th minute that ISFA scored their 5th. Final score ISFA U18 5-0 TGK.
ISFA U18 V Cambridge City U18
After a season out due to COVID, the U18 squad started the season with their usual visit to Huntington FC to face Cambridge City.
ISFA kicked the game off and started brightly with some good passing combinations. An early free kick to Cambridge on the edge of the box was well closed down and cleared by ISFA defence. On 18 minutes, the ISFA number 9 brought the ball down well, beat a player but her shot was just over the bar. Just 7 minutes later, the ball was played in from the left hand side and was well struck just outside the box by our number 9 into the top right hand corner to give ISFA a 1-0 lead. ISFA continued to dominate the remaining possession, the ISFA number 11 came close with her shot that just went wide of the post.
A few changes at half time brought fresh legs onto the pitch and ISFA continued to put the pressure on. A great ball from the ISFA Captain was well contested by the Cambridge keeper and the ISFA attacking midfielder, the former just doing enough to prevent a goal. ISFA were relentless and their efforts paid off on the 60th minute when a great through ball from the right wing was latched onto by our number 9 who slotted past the keeper for her second of the game, 2-0 ISFA.
ISFA pressed high for the remainder of the game and kept the pressure on Cambridge and were unlucky not to score further goals. A great first game for the ISFA U18 squad.