SJFA U10 vs London Tigers Winter Tournament

Suhail Merali (GK)
Mohammedhassan Rashid (GK)
Ali Ismail
Adam Valjy
Irtaza Ali
Aun Kassam (GK)
Sajjad Suleman (GK)
Husayn Asghar Gulamhussein

The boys turned up early on a cold Saturday morning in Southall for the London Tigers Tournament. It was always going to be a tough tournament against a host of experienced teams.
The results from the three group matches didn’t go as planned, and they didn’t make it through the group with three defeats. This tournament however, was not about results but about the effort and performance the boys put in. They showed a vast improvement in each match, defending with everything they had. I can’t remember any player not making a sliding tackle or an off the line clearance.

I am really proud of the commitment the boys showed- even when heads dropped after the first match, they still gave everything they could in the next two games. Both opposition keepers in the second and third games made good saves to prevent any SJFA goals, and all three of our keepers did everything they could.
The boys soaked up a lot of pressure and in the next year we look to work on keeping possession and turning defense into attack.
Lastly, thank you to all the parents who turned up and supported the team!