Woburn and Wavendon Lions Hurricanes start the season with a comfortable victory over Shenley Ospreys.
Zachary Middlemiss opened the scoring after just 8 minutes when he headed home Juan Perez’s inviting curling cross.
The Hurricanes then needed to be extremely tight at the back as Shenley came forward after 14 minutes of Woburn domination but fortunately the defence of Panashe, Thomas, Dom and Lewis were well organised and communicating well. Louis Smith who had looked very dangerous then added the second when he headed home from a well-taken corner.
Callum Read then came off for a deserved rest and the introduction of Alex Carroll nearly paid off immediately with a low shot on goal. Ethan Mortimer was becoming a constant menace on the right wing for The Hurricanes and the tempo from the whole team was extremely high.
Going into the second half 0-2 up we knew we would be pressed quickly and needed to do more of the same, 1 minute into the second half Ethan who was now playing as CAM played a 25 yard pass to Juan who held up well and played in Louis, after a cool finish it was now 0-3.
Woburn kept the tempo up with Callum, Zach, Alex and Joe Abbey creating opportunity after opportunity for the strikers.
Corner to The Hurricanes and Thomas Akinola gets up well to head home on 51 minutes after a well-taken corner. Juan was without a goal and soon put that right with an absolute beautiful strike from 30 yards out (0-5 to Woburn). We wanted a clean sheet today and the boys were doing everything to keep it that way with Panashe and Thomas breaking up a few Shenley attacks.
Joe Abbey was now running centre midfield and a shell-shocked Shenley had no way of stopping him.
After some great build up play we earned yet another corner and Thomas was soon celebrating his second goal of the game (0-6). WW Lions Hurricanes mounted attack after attack and were looking to add to the tally with both Lewis and Dom now pushing forward.
After a very good Shenley attack, Woburn conceded a free kick just outside of the area and Shenley hit a very good free kick low and hard, which Thomas cleared off the line. Cameron then threw himself on the ball as all the boots started flying – very brave goal keeping. Cameron was solid the whole game.
Back up the other end and with just two minutes to go, Zach hit a volley from a tight angle that gave the goal keeper no chance – SEVEN!!!
A very impressive performance.
Man of the Match : (Joint) Callum Read and Ethan Mortimer