Amaan Merali (C)
Eesa Ali Janmohamed
Isa Ali Sumar
Chesham dominated the ball in the early stages, and they came agonisingly close to opening the scoring but the SJFA goalie Isa Ali made a great save which resulted in a corner for Chesham.
Despite Chesham’s dominance on the ball, SJFA found a way back into the match with a quick counter attack from the edge of their own box. Great pressing from Eesa Ali found Hasan Hussein who flew down the right flank before feeding Hurr Hussain to calmly slot the ball past the Chesham keeper. GOALLLLL!!!! 0-1 to SJFA
Chesham were on the attack soon after before scoring a scrappy goal to end the first quarter 1-1.
Outstanding work by Yusuf Jaffrey to break the first the attack of the second quarter for Chesham. SJFA Captain Amaan Merali was leading from the front and combining well with Aiden Hussain who was solid in defence.
SJFA soon took the lead in the game. After completing his defensive work Aiden Hussain launched a ball forward to Eesa Ali who with a sublime piece of skill played a beautiful through ball to Hasan Hussein. After some neat link up play Hasan Hussein found Hurr Hussain in the box who after earning some space fired low and hard shot to score his second of the game. GOALLLLLLLL!!! 1-2
As the referee brought the second quarter to a close SJFA were in the ascendancy and looking comfortable soaking up the pressure and looking to catch Chesham on the counter.
SJFA skipper Amaan does well to spot the danger of a Chesham counter attack and play the ball out for a throw in. Yusuf with a vital interception to keep SJFA in the lead. Lots of hard work from all the boys but were unable to stop the second Chesham goal. 2-2
Chesham were awarded a free kick through a rash challenge by Hasan Hussein which resulted in a goal to Chesham. 3-2
An great save from Isa Ali soon after. The towering keeper was alert and produced a sensational reaction save to tip the effort clear with a strong palm.
The last quarter started in the worst possible fashion as SJFA’s chances of a comeback were extinguished as Chesham double their lead. 4-2
With time ticking down and Chesham in apparent control, SJFA hit back. Hurr Hussain produced some superb footwork to beat the Chesham defender before playing a lovely ball across the box and into the path of Hasan Hussein who works himself a yard of space in the box and drives the ball into the far corner with his left foot. GOALLLLLL!!!! 4 – 3
Hasan Hussein came close to grabbing his second goal but his effort was well saved by the Chesham keeper. It proved to be the last chance of the game. Result 4-3 to Chesham.
A lot of positives to take from the game with all the boys fighting for each other. Isa Ali was superb in goal, the defensive unit of Amaan, Yusuf and Aiden were excellent, Hurr Hussain and Eesa Ali were bossing the midfield and Hasan Hussein was good in attack. A great team effort. We will look to bounce back on.