SJFC 1st Team vs Harpenden Rovers First

Bingham Cox Cup 2021 – 2022


Amir Merali
Rosh Chuzi
Murtaza Merali
Muhammad Zayn Kalyan
Abbas Rattansi
Jameel Walji
Maisam Merali
Shahid-Abbas Jaffer
Gibran Pirbhai
Mohamedmehdi Karim
Mahdi Hemraj
Yaseen Valjy
Mazharali Gulamhussein
Kumail Merali

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon the SJFC first team stepped onto the pitch, optimistic as ever. After finding out the opposition were a man down, Stanmore became complacent conceding 2 goals within the first 20 minutes, shocking.

However, Abrar became more impatient, everyone got scared and started to replicate prime Barcelona. This showed as they couldn’t keep their hands off us, as Mutz drove into the box winning a penalty. Amuz stepped up and missed, a few seconds late he made up for his mistake by scoring from 1.5yards out at the stroke of halftime.


After a riveting team talk, SJFC were electric coming onto the home ground. Beautiful link up play in the middle led to Murtaza receiving the ball on the edge of the box, fizzed a pass into yaseen (some could say Ozil after that assist) who gave a perfectly weighted ball to Amirali who converted for the second time today. Uncle Mo was absolutely over the moon, (Noise complaints from northwood were reported).
 >>Fast forward 10 mins>>

Abbas Rattansi got the ball slipped it to Ozil who had no intention of shooting dropped and won a penalty giving Amirali his hatrick. The opposition finally realised that they were no match for us and conceded a fourth goal which Yaseen claims.

Mahdi Hemraj also scored a few minutes later but was flagged for offside. The goal however will stand in his own personal record book.

Roshanali Chuzi