SJFC 1st Team vs Buntingford Town Reserves


Tauseef Kanji – GK
Baqer Abboud
Gibran Pirbhai
Yaseen Valjy
Hussein Pirbhai
Mahdi Merali
Mahdi Shah
Imran Ladha
Ilyas Govani
Mohamedmehdi Karim
Amir Merali
Murtaza Merali
Maisam Merali
Mazharali Gulamhussein

On Saturday we faced Buntingford at home for our 2nd league game of the season trying to bounce back from our first league defeat.

As the game kicked off we struggled to keep possession of the ball. They were starting to threaten our goal especially in the air with their first goal coming from a set piece and not long later their second also coming from a set piece. Nearing the end of the half Amir Ali was brought down in the box resulting in a penalty which was calmly slotted. A few minutes before the end of the half the ball is played into Yaseen who cut it back to Murtaza who beautifully placed the ball in the bottom corner to make it 2-2 going into half time.

As the second half kicked off we unfortunately couldn’t keep up the momentum we had at the end of the first half which resulted in Buntingford getting a 3rd and then eventually a 4th and by then we struggled to create chances and couldn’t get back into the game which ended in a 4-2 defeat.

Mohammed Mehdi Karim