Woodkirk Valley U14’s vs Wigton Moor – Sunday 26th November 2017
Following the first game of a double header with Wigton Moor, Woodkirk were determined to put last weeks uncharacteristic poor performance and loss behind them, the lads had a lot to prove in today’s home game.
Before the game the tunes were flowing with Big Shaq banging loud from the speaker, the lads were promised the full number after a win!! Woodkirk started with a new formation and looked to attack from the first whistle. Inside 5 mins Woodkirk were one nil up after some good work from Fyn on the right. Fyn made room for a cross and Alex was on hand to finish with a well taken left foot effort. 1-0 Woodkirk.
Woodkirk took control of the game and continued to attack with intent but Wigton were defending well, being brave when needed. In central midfield Harrison was bossing the game with his passing and in one Woodkirk move ultimately Brad would profit. Harrison played a fine ball forward to Fyn who chipped the ball over the defender for Brad to finish past the keeper. 2-0 Woodkirk.
Wigton fought admirably but were never a match for Woodkirk. In one of Wigton’s attacks the ball fell to Fyn, 10 yards in his own half, who hit the ball as sweetly as your ever likely to see. The ball took one bounce, evaded the goalkeeper and nestled in the top corner.
3-0 Woodkirk at half time.
At half time the team talk revolved around focus and the mindset that the job was only 50% complete. The manager could see the lads were dialled in and sent them out to complete the job.
Wigton came out with renewed vigour after their half time team talk and looked to match Woodkirk wherever possible. Wigton’s best player over the two games was moved into midfield and they began to look a much better side. A long ball from the Wigton defence forced Woodkirk back and after a moment of indecision JP was left helpless as the ball found the net. 3-1 Woodkirk.
Five minutes later Woodkirk restored their three goal advantage as Brad scored his second of the game after a defensive indecision between defender and goalkeeper. What was most pleasing for the Woodkirk manager was that there was no arguing after the goal conceded and no blame was apportioned – the lads responded as a group. 4-1 Woodkirk.
Woorkirk continued to pile on the pressure and had to withstand some tough tackling from Wigton which they were more than a match for. When on top of their game Woodkirk’s physicality is second to none and their team ethic can never be questioned. Woodkirk would score a further two goals – the first a scrambled effort from Fyn from a Brad corner and the second a contender for the goal of the season. From midfield the ball was played back to Ben who picked out an inch perfect ball onto the head of Brad who powered his header into the top corner. A goal Alan Shearer would have been proud of and a hat-trick for Brad!!
6-1 Woodkirk at FT.
The victory and scoreline was nothing short of what Woodkirk deserved and what a contrast from 7 days ago.
Everyone played their part today and the MoM award was particularly difficult to award. Ben was immense in defence and Fyn was influential throughout. Harrison stamped his authority on the game with his passing and was ably supported by Harry and Louie. Plus, Brad scored a fine hat-trick!! The MoM went to JP who was fantastic in goal and well done to the whole squad for supporting him.
Needless to say, Big Shaq was booming from the speaker at the final whistle!! ‘Man’s Not Hot’? – Woodkirk were on fire today!!