We start this week’s Results Round-Up with a special mention for our U11 Eagles and U11 Falcons who are riding high in their respective groups after a fantastic weekend’s football. Falcons emerged yesterday joint top of the SPL U11 Fair Play Cup 5 group, after a win over GPR Leopards 5-0 at home. Not to be outdone, U11 Eagles went to bed last night top of the SPL U11 Fair Play Cup 4 group, following a record-breaking win against Mayfair Athletic at home. Well done to all the players and coaching crew for your hard work in the first three months of this season.
A few stories have filtered through of our teams punching well above their weight yesterday. The U12s drew AFC Brooklands Hawks in the SPL Senior Cup and went into the match very much the underdogs, playing a team that currently sits top of the SPL U12 Premier Elite, two divisions – nearly three – above Worplesdon Rangers. By all accounts, the boys did their Club and parents proud, in what was an excellent game: 1-0 up at half-time and only losing 3-1 in the end, to a much higher seeded team.
Meanwhile, U14 Trojans were without a League fixture yesterday and invited SPL Premier Elite opponents Virginia Water Reds to a friendly at our Christ’s College ground. Another two-division gap between Worplesdon and their opponents but another performance to be proud of. Trojans went 2-0 down but went into the break level at 2-2. They continued to give Virginia Water a real game until they trailed 5-3 – at which point, their opponents’ superior stamina got the better of Trojans and they finished the match losing 7-3. However, this was a match where the focus was on the performance rather than the result. The Trojans were praised by the opposition Manager and supporters, who humbly accepted that the score line flattered their team somewhat. Manager Andy Elton commented after the game ‘This was probably our best display this season….I’m very proud today of the excellent effort against a team two divisions higher than us’.
The penultimate accolade this week goes to WRFC U15 Hawks who have been in rebuild mode since the start of the season, stewarded by Manager Jim Biss. Yesterday’s result saw the boys’ League campaign start with a bang, as they notched up their first three points in a 3-1 home win against rivals Claygate Royals Foleys. Fantastic news and all credit to the patience and tenacity of the players – hard work pays off in the end!
Finally, congratulations to those other senior teams who notched up points yesterday. U13 Warriors got back to their winning ways in a 5-4 goalfest (away) to Hook Youth Reds. U14 Lions stole a point away in a 4-4 draw against Farnham United Youth Falcons and our U18 Hurricanes were back in form to secure three points at home against local rivals Burpham Juniors, winning 3-1.
For the full Results Round up from the weekend, click here.