Zaki Ali Mavani
On Saturday 11th November, SJFA Tier 2 u7s we were lucky enough to be able to organise an internal friendly to give the players some experience of playing under match conditions on our ‘home’ pitch with a referee.
The players were split into two teams of 6 and the match was played across two halves of 15 minutes each. Both teams were set up with a goalkeeper, two at the back, two in midfield and a striker with a coach each to encourage the team and to use the opportunity to learn about different positions. The ‘retreat’ rule was also in place so that the players become familiar with this rule.
The teams were evenly balanced and played well with Team A taking their chances whereas Team B were unable to find the back of the net thanks to some resolute defending and goalkeeping.
A worthwhile experience for the players and the coaches to prepare for the next external friendly that we hope to organise soon.