FCV Academy slip to defeat in battle for runners-up spot

FCV Academy returned to National League Alliance action against fellow high-flyers Basford United, falling to a 3-1 home defeat in the first match after the Easter break.

Both sides squandered early chances, but it was the visitors who were first to take their opportunity. An in-swinging corner caused the home defence issues, and the ball was tapped home from close range.

It was another set-piece that got Grant Brown’s side back in the game before the break, with Ilja Fjodorovs providing the delivery. His fine free-kick was met by Lewis Saunders and, although the centre-back couldn’t quite convert, Sven Hart was on hand to fire the rebound home.

Despite positive words from Brown at the break, the Academy resumed for the second half in a sluggish manner, and Basford were soon ahead once again.

After that setback, FCV set about chasing an equaliser but couldn’t find a way through the stubborn Basford defence. Pushing forward, the hosts were subsequently caught out on the break – the counter-attack leading to a third goal.
Next up for FCV is another National League Alliance fixture on Monday, against Nuneaton Town.

Then, on Wednesday, it’s a return to English Colleges action against Derby College, before Friday's showcase match with special guests from Zimbabwe.


For further information on the FCV International Football Academy courses please contact:

+44 (0)1933 420000 (option 1)


We also hold regular Open Days at the Academy in Stamford.

For more detailed information on how to join the FCV International Football Academy you can check out our student guide, our FAQ or read our Academy Prospectus.


Football Development and Soccer Camps combine top quality coaching, guest speakers, nutritional advice and culminate with a showcase match in front of scouts.

Read more about our upcoming football camps in 2018, starting with our camps in February and April.



FCV International Football Academy are proud to work with the following football partners.

FourFourTwoFinal Third Sports Media


Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up today for the latest news and special offers from the FCV International Football Academy.

Your email address

Join us on Instagram: #FCVAcademy

International Football Academy
International Football Academy
International Football Academy
International Football Academy
International Football Academy
International Football Academy