A cold but bright morning for the 10am kick off. Our two very dedicated coaches gathered the boys for a quick warm up and pep talk before the game. The parents looked very excited but we soon realised that was actually for the chai on offer.
SJFA took control of the game early playing with great intensity. They showed quick movement getting the ball forward, creating some great chances and putting pressure on the opponents. Ali Nurmohammed and Abbas Rajvani were very active scoring 3 brilliant goals between them. The first half ended with SJFA 3 goals up and dominating play in every position. Zayn khatau was composed in Goal communicating well with the defence.
The second half started in the same way. our defenders showed good strength and decipline to prevent the opposition from creating any clear cut chances. Jaabir, Mikhail and Shabbar were instrumental in keeping a clean sheet and came close to scoring with great solo runs from the back . Hassan and Hussain retained the ball well in the middle creating chances with smart through balls. Abass scored another wonder goal in the last 5 mins to make it 4-0.
It was a pleasure to watch these young superstars playing with confidence and enjoying their football. This team plays great attacking football and the bond between the boys was clear to see.
U8 Parent – Saf Valjy