24th November 2018, the sixth fixture for the U14s, was arranged against Harefield United. The squad was managed by the their manager, Hussein Pirbhai:
Aliabbas Suleiman (GK)
Ali Hadi Govani (C)
Husayn Yahya Merali
Mohammed Mehdi Jahnmohammed
Mohamed Mehdi Panju
Muhammed Mehdi Dewji
After the warmup the match started at 10:30am. The SJFA boys looking to seek a win after losing 15-0 against Harefield United in the past.
The first half looked promising for both teams. The Harefield United’s number 10 placed a lovely through ball inside the SJFA’s box which caught the defence off track and fell to a 1v1 which led to the first goal of the match. 1-0 to Harefield United.
After a misunderstanding between the defenders and a cross from Harefield United, a goal led to a 2-0 scoreline.
SJFA looked dertamined to score a goal, and with a pass from Zia Dewji to Mohammed Mehdi Jahnmohammed, Jahnmohmmed took on 2 defenders and looked up to see the goalkeeper off his line and with a beautiful lob over the keeper – it was 2-1.
For the majority of the second half it was still 2-1, however in the last 15 minutes of the match SJFA looked like they were in trouble, when a Harefield United player had the ball inside the SJFA’s box placed it into the bottom right corner of the goal. 3-1 .
A through ball and shot meant 4-1 to Harefield United.
An unlucky tackle and an unfair call by the ref led to a penalty, and resulting in a magnificent save by Aliabbas Suleiman, SJFA’s Goalkeeper.
Overall, the SJFA players approached the match strong and brought a fight to the opposing team. Considering losing 15-0 last match against the same team, the SJFA side really showed brilliance at the end of the day.
Result: Harefeild United 4-1 Stanmore Jafferys
By: Aliabbas Suleiman