WRFC U14 Lions 5 – 2 Abbey Rangers U14
Christ’s College, Sunday 23rd October 2016
By Our Man In the Dugout, Sean ‘Southgate’ Crooke
This week the Lions gave up their ‘free’ week to try and play catch-up against a team that had shipped quite a few goals in their first three games. Well, we all know that any game against a team from Abbey Rangers is never going to be easy….
The Lions started much the brighter team and trying to play the better football. After a fast start and some quick passing, Luke soon made it 1-0 after 7 minutes with a low drive to beat the ‘keeper. He didn’t have long to wait before notching up his second – and to add to their domination, Lewis quickly made it 3-0; a good corner led to Matt (3’ 2″) leaping like a salmon but just missing the target.
Again, this team don’t like making life easy for themselves and a couple of mistakes quickly let Abbey back into the game making it 3-2 at half-time. Their second goal saw an Abbey player leave the field with a suspected broken nose after some sort of collision that no-one (including myself) seemed to witness. Let’s all hope the lad in question makes a full recovery.
The second half started with Abbey Rangers looking to carry on their good work and search for an equaliser. Some more tough tackling led to a yellow card for the away side and both Managers calling the players together to try and calm the game down. After the quick chat, the Lions soon started playing the better football and Jack quickly extended the lead on 62min to 4-2. Another substitution saw Johnny back in the action with a fine run and finish to confirm the victory – and a final score of 5-2 to the Lions.
MoM was Luke for his two goals and his hard work up and down the pitch.
Well done boys another great squad performance – onto next week, away to Windlesham!