SJFC U8 vs Westwood Park U8 Panthers

Squad:

  1. Zaynali Mohamed
  2. Danyaal Panju
  3. liabbas Dharas
  4. Hussein Dhallah
  5. Mehdi Bhimji
  6. Muhammad Jawad Tejani
  7. Muhammad Moosa
  8. Ali Husayn walji
  9. Hassan Daya
  10. Mehdi Lakha
  11. Mahdi Hassan Lalji

THEY say no two matches of football are the same – but SJ U8s proved the adage wrong with another battling loss to Westwood Park.

The magic of the cup was in the air – and SJ turned out a massive squad to savour every moment.

The side had somehow lost 3-1 to Westwood two weeks ago in the league – and were keen to cash in on some good play.

But the away side dug in defensively and capitalised on some unlucky errors, going into half-time 2-0 up.

Mahdi Hasan Lalji took the ball past two players and smashed home from long distance shortly after the restart, but SJ could not quite carve out the equaliser.

And like earlier in the month, they were unfortunately caught on the break twice going for it.

Manager Kumail Jaffer said post-game: “This group of players have come on so much in their attacking play and teamwork since the start of the season.

“When they get the ball, their heads are already up looking for the next pass. That’s rare in such a young squad.

“If we keep playing like this, the results will come. We may be out of the cup, but the league is within reach.”

Match report written by Kumail Jaffer