SJFA U16 vs Westwood Park Lions – Cup Game


Muhammad-Zayn Kalyan (GK)
Abbas Datoo (C)
Saami Hussein Jaffer
Owais Mawjee
Kumail Merali
Jawad Khatau
Zahid Nasser
Muhammad Jawad Virjee
Mahdi Ladha
Irfaan Kanji
Zaamin Valjy
Sajjadali Janmohamed
Abid Karawalli
Alireza Alireza

After a minute silence for the tragic events in New Zealand, we won the toss and the game kicked off. We started well with some good pressure and held possession well. A lapse in concentration after a corner lead to the first goal. We carried on creating chances, however they scored against the run of play after playing a ball over the defence. Unfortunately they managed to net one more before the end of the half.

Half time

In the second half we came out flying and put out a statement that we were there to win. Unfortunately the opposition’s experience came in to play, and they managed to catch us on the break twice. The highlight of the game was then, after some good build up play Mahdi put the ball passed the keeper into the back of the net. Game on? As we pushed on for more goals, unfortunately they scored on the counter and the game ended 1-6.

Everyone in an SJ shirt out there put 100% in, and the final score did not reflect the game.

Match report by Owais Mawjee