Stewkley 1 – 5 WWFC Hurricanes
Scorer: Tao, Asante (2), Alphaeus (2)
H/T Score: 0 – 2
Team: Mitchell, Luke; Charles, Fareed, Rocco, Tao; Asante (c), Francis, Harry, Jeremy; Alphaeus
HURRICANES PRESSURE COOKS STEWKLEY
Following the defeat away to Roman Rangers Yellows and the postponement of the Southside Scorpions game last week, Woburn & Wavendon Hurricanes had another away fixture and a chance to turn around their fortunes against Stewkley. At least Leon, Andy and Mitch would have no selection problems, as they only had 11 players to pick from! Freddie had joined Kian on the injured list, and both Ryan and Evan were unavailable. Fortunately, Mitchell was able to return and indeed made his debut in goal for the first half, with Luke donning the gloves in the second half. These personnel changes would mean that Fareed would get a run-out in both defence and midfield, and Harry would take up the central no. 10 position and apply pressure to the home team’s back line.
Woburn made a cagey opening, perhaps mindful that they had conceded first in every league game so far. However, they broke the deadlock (and banished that unwanted statistic) when Tao powered home from an Asante corner. 0-1. Woburn now went through the gears and doubled their lead as Luke’s fine pass found Asante who drilled home. 0-2, cruise control. Stewkley redoubled their efforts and only a fine clearance from Charles prevented them pulling one back. Half-time came, and Woburn had managed to keep a clean sheet for the first half for the first time in the season. Well done Mitchell!
Second half, Hurricanes plumped up their two goal cushion with another, as Francis strode through the Stewkley midfield and laid the ball on a plate for Alphaeus to tuck in. 0-3. Jeremy now got in on the act, and steaming down the line pulled the ball back for another Alphaeus finish. 0-4. Woburn relaxed, and Stewkley pulled one back from a close-range shot – in truth they deserved it for the effort that they had put in, as the scoreline flattered Woburn somewhat. 1-4. Evidently this woke up the sleepy Lions, and almost from the restart Alphaeus cut in from the touchline but saw his shot blocked.It did eventually fall to Asante, who grabbed his second of the game to make the final score 1-5.
That was that – job done, a very professional display from Woburn against a determined Stewkley outfit, and the losing streak had been ended. Next up would be another Wander over to Brickhill…