Date: 10th March 2018
SJFA Tier 2 Line Up:
Mehdi Abbas Juma
As per the format prescribed by coaches (Jamil Merali, Murtaza Hameer and Sajjad Taki) that every player gets a chance to play the match the format of this friendly encounter was structured as four 15 minutes matches/playing time (6 aside)
Match 1- Team 1 V IGK
SJFA team 1 started brightly where all the players were behind the ball and pressuring the good IGK attacking players, who could not create any chances for the first 10 minutes of the game. Both team were playing evenly and in good spirit. Most of the first half of the match was being played around SJFA half where very few chances was created, finally towards the end of the first half, IGK scored and the score at half time was 0-1.
Second half started in a positive manner but IGK quickly scored the second goal in a counter attack. The game was evenly balanced. SJFA’s only chance came inside the “box” through Aadam Merali who scored a stunner after confusion in IGK’s defence area. The game was still balanced and anybody could score but with the last kick of the game, IGK stole the show by pushing in the last goal. The final score of the match was 1-3 to IGK.
Match 2- Team 2 V IGK
SJFA team 2 continued from where the first team left and with the attitude of attacking from both side of the pitch, sometimes leaving the defence uncovered. The coaches from outside were shouting for the defenders to get back. Both Zain Dharas and Zayn Khatau were pressing hard but there was nobody to finish it off. The game was balanced with end to end play but none of players could finish it off. The first half ended 0-0.
The start of second half started evenly as well, IGK were pressing for the goal but brilliant goalkeeping from SJFA saved the day. With time, all the players were now showing the sign of tiredness but none stopped until the game ended at 0-0
Report by Kazim Bhaloo (parent)