The IFA Internationals' journey to playing against the best pro academies in the UK got off to a flying start. The IFA Internationals faced Reading FC Development, resulting in an 2-1 victory capitalising fully on their technical, physical and skill abilities. The classic clash saw 3 games being played with Internationals winning by goal difference.
Set-pieces followed those efforts. In an action-packed and entertaining first match, we scored the first two goals and dominated their midfield through great display of two-touches football securing the 1st win. Saves from keeper Tayo made sure he kept a clean sheet in the first game.
The final test was playing Reading development 1st team; a very competitive match. IFA smashed the first half by quickly scoring the first goal with a knuckle-ball placed in the top corner scored by IFA Winger. Reading came back to break down every set piece the opponents threw at them.