Newham Youth Football League: Osman Rahman brace earns Manor Youth victory over Kitroom Soccer School
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Hafiz Ahmed delighted with solid showing, although wants to see more attractive football in the coming weeks
Manor Youth’s under-14 boys continued their promising start to the season as they picked up their fourth straight win of the campaign in the Newham Youth Football League with a hard fought 2-1 win over in-form Kitroom Soccer School on Saturday.
After an even opening first 15 minutes, Manor begun to up their tempo and took the lead deservedly as Osman Rahman was quick to take a shot from outside the 18-yard box after being assisted by winger Shafiiq Shipkoylee.
Manor with confidence stormed forward with the ball, creating several chances, Nashwaan Syed going closest as he fired wide, and Juned Ahmed’s header tipping over the cross bar.
Manor continued to break forward with their long passes pushing the ball wide and switching play comfortably and prevented the opposition from gaining any possession.
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With their hard work and exciting football, Manor grabbed their second goal just before the break as Shipkoylee’s left footed shot was saved by the Kitroom goalkeeper only for Rahman to tap home the rebound to get his second and make it to 2-0 to his side at half time.
After the break, Manor continued to dominate in possession working their way up the pitch from the back, their passing football made it difficult for Kitroom who couldn’t gain possession.
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Manor continued to add pressure to their opponents as chances came from Hamza Yunus as he hit the woodwork twice and later Shipkoylee had a powerful 50-yard strike which was tipped over the bar by the Kitroom goalkeeper.
As the game drew to its closing stages Kitroom grabbed a consolation from a corner that was poorly defended by Manor’s defence, however it was too late as Manor held onto win the game and went six points clear on top of the table.
Manor Youth’s captain Abaan Patel said: “It was a very strong performance from the team, we are working hard every week in training, learning new things each session and we just proved what our hard work and determination can lead to.”
Hafiz Ahmed, Manor Youth’s under-14 manager and Head of Youth Football added: “It was a solid performance from our boys. They are doing really well and hopefully we can continue this form in the next few games ahead.
“Our focus will now be fully in our upcoming training sessions and we will be looking to play more attractive football just like how we did on Saturday.”
Manor Youth’s next game in the league will be against Barkingside Sports Academy on Saturday, 3pm kick-off at Wanstead Flats.