Nahje Smith represented the Independent School Football Association (ISFA) Under 16’s as they took on three EFL clubs in the Oakham Academy Tournament, Smith and his teammates picked up one win and two defeats.
ISFA 0 COLCHESTER UNITED 1
ISFA started well creating 3 early 1 on 1 chances against Colchester. However, in a hectic game, it was Colchester who took the lead after a goalmouth scramble. ISFA worked hard in the second half but couldn't find an equaliser in what was an entertaining game.
ISFA 0 BRISTOL CITY 4
After a well balanced balanced opening period, the deadlock was broken by Bristol with an impressive counter attack. In the second half, Bristol then took control, scoring an early second goal before then adding 2 late goals to prevent an ISFA comeback.
ISFA 1 ROTHERHAM UNITED 0
A much improved ISFA side impressed against Rotherham in the final group game. Controlling possession, ISFA looked to impose their style whilst Rotherham threatened on the counter. However, ISFA took the win with a superb team move in the second half that was calmly finished by Connor Manning.