24th February 2018
Time: 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Location: Northwood Academy
Muhammad Mahdi Govani
Coach: Ashiq Damani
What an outstanding performance displayed by the youngsters who gave it everything they had to the last minute.
They started the first half with Muhammad Mahdi in goal, Aadam and Mikhail in defence, Amaar and Maisam in midfield and Rayyanali up front. The boys really tried to push forward but clearly struggled as the opponents were very strong. I must mention Aadam and Mikhail showed some outstanding defending skills, but with such a strong opposition, the score after the first quarter the score was 4-0 to AVA.
The second quarter, coach Ashiq made some brilliant changes and put Aadam in the midfield and this really boosted SJFA U8s performance and they quickly managed to turn the game around scoring 2 outstanding goals, with extraordinary passes by Rayyanali, Amaar and Muhammad Mahdi. Aadam smashing 2 excellent goals.
In the second half, the opponents AVA had advantage of subs, whereas SJFA youngsters had no subs, so they were getting exhausted and AVA took full advantage, scoring 3 more goals in the second half. Mikhail and Rayyanali made some brilliant saves. Muhammad Mahdi and Amaar gave everything they had and defended incredibly well.
Final score was 7-2 to AVA. Man of the match for SJFA was Aadam Dewji – He has so much talent, he plays like a professional player at such a young age.
By Abbas Nazer (Parent)