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Westferry youth march on at the top of the league

PUBLISHED: 09:00 11 December 2017

Westferry pose for the camera (Pic: Hafiz Ahmed)

Westferry pose for the camera (Pic: Hafiz Ahmed)

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Westferry Youth came from behind to beat Poplar Youth 2-1 in a closely fought top of the table clash to go eight points clear on top.

Poplar approached the game in a physical manner, winning the balls in the air and Westferry found it difficult to defend against the long ball.

With their physical presence and dominance Poplar deservedly got the lead after Westferry keeper Mohammed Yassin came out too early to prevent a one on one which proved costly as Poplar took full advantage to make it 1-0.

As Westferry pilled pressure to look for an equalizer Poplar begun to sit back and get numbers behind the ball, but Westferry finally grabbed an equalizer after Taher Mahmood’s cross was met by Paul Mendes who fired in a left footed shot to make it 1-1.

On the stroke of half time Jamiul Rashid nodded in Taher Mahmood’s cross to make it 2-1.

Manager Hafiz Ahmed who Co manages with Saif Mohammed said: “This was a game played with great intensity and our boys proved they could cope with the pressure, we handled any situation thrown at us and dug deep and got there in the end.”

Saif Mohammed added: “Our focus and discipline stood out but we must not get carried away we are unbeaten in 6 games now but we must work even more harder in training and make sure we are consistent, we are all working together and progressing really well and are almost there.”

Westferry will now play Camden Youth on Saturday.


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