Muhammad Mahdi Govani
Hossein Habibi Nameghi
Rayyaan Ali Merali
The team started their warm-up with light passing and shooting practice on the AstroTurf field. The format of this friendly game at the Silver Jubilee Park in Hendon was structured as four 15-minute matches (5-a-side).
The SJFA under-7 boys started off strong against an organised Hendon team. They showed good defence saving several chances, but Hendon took the lead, penetrating through the SJFA’s defence and scoring 2 goals. With increased resolve, the SJFA scored a goal with a good pass from Yusuf and a goal by Aliabbas. The game continued but SJFA were unable to stop the strong counter attack by Hendon.
With a slight change in attack and defensive formation, Hendon struggled to break through SJFA defenses in the next game. Hossein provided good pressure upfront from the wings, with great tackles and saves. SJFA scored another goal with a great shot by Yusuf past Hendon’s goalkeeper. Rayyan went into goal and produced a stunning save from a low shot.
As the game continued, Mahdi then went in as a goal keeper and made a great save. SJFA continued its attack and managed to score one final goal by Aliabbas. The return counter attacks were well covered by great tackling by Ali Mehdi.
Overall, SJFA showed a dominating display both defensively and offensively, but despite continuous attempts on goal, the team lost by 10-3.
Overall Score 10-3 to Hendon.