Phoenix Firsts scored 8 against Supreme Division side Alwoodley this afternoon in the league cup.

Phoenix started fast and intense going 2-0 up shortly after kick off. Phoenix FC took control of the ball for the rest of the half not allowing Alwoodley any space or time.

Second half Phoenix continued with their intensity and discipline to put the game to bed with goals in quick succession. A couple of goals from kick off and a penalty gave Alwoodley some hope but Phoenix put the game to bed with a couple of late goals themselves to end the game 8-3.

A great start to the cup run for Phoenix!

Goals:
Attaur x2
Mo x2
Zaid x2
Lamin
Touray

Assists:
Lamin x2
Mo x2
Attaur
Arsalan
Waleed
Zaid

Phoenix FC beat Coleagians 2-1 this week in a game they dominated the ball but failed to capitalise on a flurry of chances.

Going 2-0 up early with goals from Attaur and Zaid by some brilliant build up play it looked like Phoenix would put the game to bed early.

Collegians got back into the game with a goal just before half time. Phoenix continued to dominate possession and create chances but failed to convert anything in the second half.

A much improved defensive display from the team kept Collegians frustrated throughout the second half eventually turning the game into a hard fought victory. Most importantly another 3 points to the tally for our firsts.

Goals:
Attaur
Zaid

Assists:
Mo Sadiq x2

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Following last weeks impressive win; the under 23s looked to make it 2 in a row.

The message was clear, let’s start fast and keep moving the ball & that’s what we did with Anas Najeh taking it upon himself to pick up his first goal of the season with a nice tidy finish 2 minutes in. 1-0 Phoenix.

There’s the saying 1 brings 2, that came to fruition on this occasion as the opposition couldn’t come to terms with our energy and precise passing resulting in Musa grabbing his 4th in 2 games. The rest of the half had similar patterns without a goal to show for it.

At half time the team recognised the importance of the next goal; we get it the games over. Unfortunately for us, the opposition scored first. This resulted in the next 20-25 minutes being really cagey with neither side creating anything of note.

Then as the game came closer to the full time whistle. A Phoenix defender decided it was a good idea fouling the Ealandians striker in the penalty box resulting in the referee pointing to the spot. As Phoenix were holding onto the razor thin 2-1 lead all eyes were on Kashif Tahir as he had the chance to repeat his heroics in the Bradford Summer Cup final. The penalty taker steps up and its SAVED as Kash dives to his left and gathers the penalty saving Phoenix from dropping a vital two points.

5 minutes later; Husayn capitalised on the Phoenix momentum; making the game 3-1. Moments later, Phoenix were in once again; this time Musa went around the keeper and was brought down; Penalty! Who steps up, KASH! He’s saved a penalty but can he score one? Of course he can, as he slots the penalty into the top left corner like a number 9 leaving the keeper no chance.

UA x UP

Phoenix FC firsts won their first ever derby fixture vs an experienced Premier division team, St Bedes.

Phoenix started the game strong with a few chances early on eventually taking the lead with Attaur converting a rebound.

Phoenix continued to dominate the ball but could not convert their chances in the first half, coming in at half time with a 3-1 lead.

A goal fest second half started with
Phoenix adding a 4th to their day. St Bedes showed their experience of being in this division for years and gave Phoenix a lesson not to take the foot off the pedal at this level. A couple of quick goals meant Phoenix had to find their rhythm again. Phoenix bagged a 5th but St Bedes replied with one of their own in the final minutes of the game, ending a dramatic game at 5-4.

Manager Zaf was disappointed with the missed chances but was full of praise with the graft put in by the boys despite some scares. A good first derby day win for the lads!

Goals:
Attaur x2
Lamin x2
Zaid

Assists:
Mo
Lamin
Arsalan
Attaur
Alieu

Phoenix FC continue to look to add to both our adult sides. If you wish like to have a trial with the Phoenix, register at the link below.

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Phoenix FC got back to winning ways this week with a dominant performance over Wibsey.

A shaky start to the game going 1-0 down. Attaur equalised early with Mo putting Phoenix 2-1 up with a wonderful 30 yard strike applauded by all in attendance.

Phoenix took charge after this with some flowing football and despite some consolation goals, Phoenix FC ended the game on top.

10 goals today with Lamin, Alieu and Dillion all on the scoresheet on debut will definitely help the boys confidence going forward.

Goals:
Attaur x4
Mo x2
Dillon x2
Lamin
Alieu

Assists:
Malamin x3
Mo x2
Zaid x2
Lamin
Touray
Alieu

Beeston Jnrs 0-3 Phoenix FC

Phoenix FC got their first points on the board with a convincing 3-0 win against Beeston Juniors O.B.

An improved display from their first game and Phoenix showed no nerves in comparison to last week starting fast and going 1-0 up with some brilliant pressing from Zaid to win the ball high followed by a ball across the box to new signing Attaur Rehman who scored from close range.

Attaur added a second to his account early in the second half after some tidy play out wide by Shebul. Phoenix put the game to bed following a short corner from Mo Sadiq to Arsalan who beat a couple of players and slotted in at the near post.

Phoenix FC register their first win and clean sheet in the Premier Division which no doubt will be a proud moment for the club and manager Zaf.

Goalscorers:
Attaur x2
Arsalan

Assists:
Zaid
Shebul
Mo

Phoenix FC host Morley Town next Saturday 18th September.

Phoenix FC continue to bolster both of our squads as we head into the new season. If you wish like to have a trial with the Phoenix, register at the link below.

www.phoenixfc.uk/trial

Are you wanting a new challenge with an ambitious club?

We are looking for an enthusiastic coach to join our ladies team. The team is in a transition phase and we are looking for someone to support the Head Coach in taking the team into a new era. We’re looking for someone who can help build a new philosophy and identity within the team. FA Level 2 or working towards the qualification.

The role will involve:

  • Supporting the Head Coach in planning and preparing training sessions
  • Supporting team selection for matches
  • Providing inductions for new players
  • Completing team administration
  • 3 hours per week commitment
  • Training is every Tuesday at 7pm and match days are every Sunday with a 2pm kick off. Both training and home matches are at our home 3G pitch.

For further information or questions, email our Head of Women’s football, Asif, on secretary@phoenixfc.uk.

You can apply for the role via the link below.

http://www.phoenixfc.uk/apply

 

Phoenix have completed the signing of 2 young Spanish talents Malamin and Musa. Both are highly rated young players by manager Zaf who is excited to see them showcase their ability on the pitch.

He said: Mala is a confident boy with the ball at his feet. He’s had a very good start to pre season scoring a few goals and working extremely hard for the team. Musa has shown his ability to play various positions in training and friendlies, having someone like that is always a bonus for us. With the right attitude these boys will become key players for us very quickly.

Phoenix FC continue to bolster both of our squads as we head into the new season. If you wish like to have a trial with the Phoenix, register at the link below.

www.phoenixfc.uk/trial

Phoenix FC played their first ever game in the Premier division today losing 5-1 to an experienced Gildersome side.

Phoenix FC got off to a good start moving the ball well but 3 set piece errors led to 3 quick goals for Gildersome which knocked a lot of confidence in the first half.

After some very good chances Phoenix did everything well but score.

Second half Phoenix came out the same, moving the ball well but were humbled by a couple more goals again from basic errors.

Musa Dukureh got 1 back following some tidy play from Phoenix, a lobbed pass from Anas put Musa through who finished with a cool lob over the keeper.

Phoenix FC got a harsh taste of Premier division football today. Manager Zaf said: ‘The team showed what we’re trying to achieve by playing good football, but in patches and at this level consistency is important. We’re a work in progress and I have no doubt each week we will only get better.’

Phoenix FC play Beeston Juniors Old Boys next Saturday 11 September.

Phoenix have added midfielder Arsalan to their squad who manager Zaf believes is a key signing. Arsalan has had spells across a number of teams in the Yorkshire Amateur League playing with some high profile players.

Manager Zaf was excited to see Arsalan display his qualities in the U23s Bradford Summer Shield final. He said: ‘Arsalan showed some very good passing ranges and confidence on the ball in that final. He brings good experience to our squad, I think he’ll be very important for us this season.’

Phoenix FC continue to bolster both of our squads as we head into the new season. If you wish like to have a trial with the Phoenix, register at the link below.

www.phoenixfc.uk/trial