Yet another very cold Saturday morning – but the SJFA U9 Eagles symbolising beauty, bravery, courage, honour, pride, determination and grace were ready for the challenge against their prey St Jospeh Avengers in the village of Chalfont Saint Peter in Buckinghamshire
The game started really well with the first goal being scored by Ali N which went through the keepers legs from an emphatic pass by Zain D within the first 5 minutes.
The second goal came from Zain D with a smashing 1 touch strike from a set-piece by Ali N.
Great defending by Jaabir and Adam playing like VVD and Alexander -Arnold at the back. Abbas R and Hassan V covered the midfield very well giving the opponents a tough time.
Excellent pass by Zaki M to Abbas R who took a ferocious shot which forced the Avengers keeper into action.This shortly followed up with another cracking attempt by Abbas R once again denied by a diving St Joseph keeper.
SJFA showed determination and perseverance which rewarded them with their 3rd goal scored by Zain K feasting of the beautiful pass from Abbas R.
Abbas R now a game player set up Zain K with a cracking pass to give SJFA a 4-0 cushion in the 2nd quarter.
St Joseph now with an extra man on the field were attacking with great force however our amazing goalie Ammar H denied them 2 goal attempts with his fantastic goal keeping skills. The Avengers attacks were curtailed by some strong hassling by Hassan V and great challenges by Hussain B.
Abbas R took over the goal keeping so Ammar H could play in the midfield and show his skills there. Hassan V tried a clever scorpion kick which trickled just the wrong side of the post from a fantastic delivery from Zain D.
St Joseph determined not to let SJFA Eagles finish with a clean sheet eventually managed to score past Abbas R with a good finish but the Eagles kept their heads up and carry on with the game.
Opposition now went back to 7 players
A lot of action again from both sides on this quarter.
Zain K made a beautiful pass allowing Zain D to score his second cracking goal of the game.
St Joseph on the attack again attempted a shot to get their 2nd goal which was denied once again by our own unbeatable goalie Ammar H.
Lots of opportunities and chances for the Eagles in this quarter
Abbas R played a lovely through ball to Ali N who danced through the Avengers defenders and had a powerful strike at goal but was stopped with an acrobatic save by a high -flying Avengers keeper.
Abbas R had a fantastic shot at the goal which trickled the wrong side of the post. Soon after, Zain K played a lovely ball to Ali N who’s shot hit the post – the Avengers defenders bundled the ball away and the whistle blew for full time.
Final Score: 5-1
Overall a very good game with a fantastic result – Great skill, determination, strength and team work displayed by all SJFA players ! Well done boys
Hope you all have a good restful break over the holiday season and see you ALL in the New Year inshallah !
Written by Ali Nurmohamed and Yusuf Nurmohamed