WWFC Hurricanes 1 – 2 Leighton Park Rangers
H/T Score: 1 – 2
Team: Evan; Charles, Francis, Freddie, Rocco (c); Asante, Harry, Jeremy, Kamaal, Luke, Ryan, Theo; Tao
RANGERS CONTAIN LIONS AT WOBURN
Following a month-long Easter break, Woburn & Wavendon Hurricanes returned to action against Leighton Park Rangers. Reader, you may recall that the previous games between these two teams were somewhat fractious affairs, and this correspondent resolved to abstain from commenting about certain aspects of the matches, so this report will be (almost entirely) factual.
Leon and Andy had a full squad to choose from, with the exception of Orlando who has decided to take a short break from football – hopefully he’ll be back to represent the Hurricanes again some time soon. After the neutral referee had started the match, the Rangers roamed and the Lions struggled to break free from their enclosure, with only Evan in goal keeping the scoreline blank. However, soon Leighton led after a break down the left and a smart finish. 0-1, a long way to go. Leighton continued to dominate and on 15′ Evan produced the save of the match from a first time shot following a peach of a cross. Although Woburn grew into the game, the lead was doubled when a Leighton player controlled a throw-in, turned, ran in and scored before any player could challenge him. 0-2, a long way back.
Woburn reacted as only they can, by throwing caution to the wind and attacking. A fine cross was met with a diving header and only kept out by an equally good save from the Rangers keeper, who had had little to do up to that point. Two minutes later, he was tested again following a terrific Theo cross from the byline, and Woburn got the just rewards when the resulting corner from Kamaal went straight in! 1-2, a long shot (but it might just work).
Half-time came and went, and in truth there was little more goalmouth excitement as Leighton Park Rangers showed their ability to close out the game, with only a superb Jeremy run and shot causing them any concern. So, a 1-2 loss for Woburn but a much better result than previous efforts against a good team. Next up would be an even better team, MK Gallacticos…