Harefield United vs SJFA U14

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)
Shaahid AliMohamed
Ali Khatau
Sami Merali
Zia Dewji
Ali Hadi Govani (C)
Ali Merali
Husayn Yahya Merali
AliZaman Alibhai
Jameel Walji
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