Shrewsbury School was to be an excellent venue to host the National Under 17 Independent Schools Football Association (ISFA) trial and an opportunity for players to impress and gain that final selection place into the Full ISFA Under 17 squad.
Richardson on the left
Mixing the selected players to make two ISFA teams, both sides settled quickly and showed urgency to impress.
After 5 mins, Spencer-McDermott opened the scoring for the ISFA Reds by sweeping his shot home from close range.
Jarryd Richardson equalized soon after for the ISFA Blues, drilling a fine left footed strike into the bottom right corner to make it 1-1.
In the second half, both teams continued to provide attacking qualities and chances on goal in the tricky November conditions.
In the 60th minute, a calm Tom Jones side footed finish restored a 2-1 lead for the ISFA Reds and soon after, Diaz-Rainey extended their lead to make it 3-1.
Alex Neal pulled a goal back for the ISFA Blues, pouncing and rebounding onto Gower’s powerful shot from distance. Though the final score was of little meaning, all the players involved at the final trial, again showed an excellent standard of football and that they fully deserved to be there.
After the Final National Trial, the squad was selected to represent the England Independent Schools Under 17 Representative Team with Richardson named in the squad.