SJFA U8 vs Pro Academy

Date: 8th October 2017, Saturday
Location: Northwood School Pinner Rd, Northwood HA6 1QN

The team list:
Husain Bhaloo
Zayn Dharas
Zayn Khatau
Ali Mukhtar
Abbas Rajvani
Hassan Valjy

Match Report
SJFA arranged a match for our Under 8 boys on 8th October. The match was against Pro-Touch Academy. Whilst this match was for our under 8 boys, we didn’t succeed in raising enough under 8 boys. To ensure the match was not forfeited some of our under 7 boys stepped up to play against Pro-Touch Academy. From the start, it was clear that the match was going to be a challenging one for our under 7 boys as physically Pro-Touch were stronger and taller. However, despite the age and physical disadvantage the performances and shift these boys put in was exemplary. Pro-Touch could have easily scored more 10 goals but the defensive performance of SJFA boys limited Pro-Touch to 4 goals only, and they had to work very hard to get those goals. We had goal line clearances, excellent saves, tackling, man marking, forward players dropping to help out at the back, putting body on the line to block shots etc. As their coach, for me this was one of the best defensive performance I have witnessed and I was very proud of our boys.