WWFC Hurricanes 3 – 2 Brickhill Wanderers
Scorers: Alphaeus (2), Harry
H/T Score: 0 – 1
Team: Evan; Charles, Freddie, Rocco (c), Ryan; Asante, Fareed, Francis, Jeremy, Luke, Mitchell; Alphaeus, Harry, Tao
HURRICANES HURDLE BRICKHILL
Following last week’s Cup defeat against Tattenhoe Something Somethings, Woburn Hurricanes returned to Crawley Road for their first home game of the season. Leon and Andy had the luxury of an almost complete squad to choose from, with the exception of Kian who had sustained a hamstring injury that will keep him out for quite a few weeks – get well soon Kian!
The two clubs had played against each other last season, and both of those games had seen the away team victorious. Of course the Hurricanes would do their best to avoid that, and started brightly with Alphaeus‘s shot parried by the vocal keeper. Soon however Brickhill took the lead when a corner was fired in, and the Wanderers shot deflected off of the onrushing Ryan into the corner of the goal. 0-1, nothing that could have been done. Woburn looked to respond and a Mitchell free kick was superbly tipped onto the post by the Brickhill stopper – fine play all round. Further Lions pressure followed as Jeremy, Alphaeus and Francis were all thwarted, and the half came to an end.
The Hurricanes came out for the second half ready to whip up a storm and soon levelled. Asante chased after a loose ball, took it to the byline and threaded it through for Alphaeus to turn and shoot. 1-1. Minutes later Asante’s effort was pushed around the post, but from the resulting corner Luke‘s pinpoint ball in found Harry‘s head and Woburn had the lead. 2-1. Almost straight away, the lead was doubled as Jeremy played in Alphaeus for his second from a tight angle. 3-1. The Hurricanes had chance for more but the Brickhill keeper kept them in it and with only a few minutes to play, they had a lifeline – a hopeful ball forward found a lurking Wanderer who lofted it over Evan. 3-2, nerves jangling. Fortunately Woburn held out for the final whistle and made it 2 league wins from 2. Credit to both teams and particularly the Brickhill goalkeeper for making it an entertaining contest, next for Woburn a local game against City Colts Cougars.