SJFA U13&U14 vs London Tigers Winter Tournament

Mohammed Mehdi Panju
Saami Jaffer
Reza Massoumian
Irfan Kanji
Zia Dewji
Mohammed Gulamhusein
Kumail Merali
Imran Chandoo
Ali Hadi Govani
Jameel Walji
Qasim Kanani

The first fixture was against London United where we lost 1-0. However, the boys played really well and deserved at least a point from the game. The goal conceded was a bit controversial as there was a foul on one of our players as the ball went in the net.

The boys kept their heads up and went into the next match against Diamond Whites. We started the game really well and should’ve received a penalty at a crucial time in the game. Unfortunately, the referee did not give it and the opposition went down the other end and scored straight after. We ended up losing 2-0.

Next up were FPN. The boys played their best football of the day in this game but unfortunately it wasn’t enough as we were defeated 3-0 with the opposition scoring a couple of great goals.

Our next fixture was against LCL United and the boys were 2-0 down early in the game. Up stepped Irfan Khanji with an absolutes world class goal and the “uncles” on the sideline went crazy. The goal rallied the troops and before we knew it we had earned a penalty. Reza Massoumian stepped up as our captain and penalty taker. He calmly slotted the ball in the bottom corner doing what leaders do best. Final score: 2-2.

Last fixture was against Diamond Blues and the boys did not really get going at all. Final result: lost 4-0

The tournament gave us a great opportunity to see and play against the competition that awaits us outside of our own community. The boys played good football throughout the day and seemed to thoroughly enjoy the occasion.