WWFC Hurricanes 0 – 3 Winslow United Tigers
H/T Score: 0 – 0
Team: Evan; Charles, Francis, Rocco (c); Asante, Harry, Jeremy, Kamaal, Luke, Ryan; Tao
SECOND-HALF BLITZ SECURES WINSLOW WIN
Following the heavy defeat to MK Gallacticos Spartans last week, the Lions licked their wounds with yet another home match, this time against Winslow United Tigers. The 2015/16 campaign had started with a narrow defeat against the Tigers, so the Hurricanes would be looking to reverse that especially after a tough run recently. However, they would have to do it without Freddie as well as longer-term absentees Theo and Orlando.
Early chance at either end were spurned, before Harry had a good shot saved. Following a break in play for a Winslow injury, the Tigers put a diving header just wide of the post, then Harry had another shot saved following Francis‘ strong break. Kamaal showed great skill as one more shot was parried, but the game reached half-time without troubling the scoreboard.
The second half was an altogether different affair but unfortunately for the Hurricanes not in their favour. Midway through the half, Winslow took the lead as their diminutive no. 7 drove forward and smashed in his shot at the second attempt. 0-1. Rocco recovered well as the 7 tried to double their lead, and Evan tipped a ball over the bar, before another break in play as a Winslow player blocked a Woburn shot with a part (or parts) of his body that would be indelicate to mention… Anyway, shortly after Woburn’s best chance to level came via Tao‘s ball to Harry who shot just wide. Alas, the next goal was to Winslow as a ball over the top was chipped home to make it 0-2, then just before the end a defensive mix-up (and possible push) saw them make it 0-3 which is how it finished. A disappointing scoreline which didn’t accurately reflect the balance of play, but ultimately Winslow tucked their chances away and Woburn didn’t. Would the Hurricanes be able to redeem themselves next week against Newport Pagnell Trojans? Find out soon…