Game week 6 Update:
Game week 8 Match Report:
Match reports and league updates for last night’s games follow on in this email. I must say thank you to Arran Bowen-Coade, a new referee to the league set up last night. I must also give an extended greeting to our avid readers of this bulletin. Player’s parents, friends and foes on checking in to see how their favourites are getting on. Back to the soccer: The battle for second place really spiced up last night, with Wedmore Warriors and Bunch of Punts risking being dumped from their straglehold on the top 3. The Wood’s continued to show green shoots of revival against the leagues runaway leaders.
The Woods v Draycott
On 2nd May, Draycott and The Woods was the season opener of the 2019 spring 6 a side league. In a game that ended 8-0 to Draycott, The Woods were left thinking “what on earth have we got ourselves into.” As the weeks have gone by, Draycott have maintained their dominance, but the Woods have improved immensely. Last night’s game was even, Draycott depleted, the Woods were oozing confidence and were feeling an upset. Incredibly, it looked that way, a James Knight strike levelling up after Stan Smith’s opener saw the 2 teams go into half time 1-1. That was only the Woods’ 4th goal of the league and Draycott’s second time conceding. It stayed 1-1 for much of the second half, with The Woods threatening Draycott more than other teams this year. Without Jack “the cat” Kennedy in goal, It was Rodge who donned the gloves for the Woods, and did his missing GK proud. A series of relentless Rodge rescues kept the Woods in the game. It was down to Alex Brandrick to get DFC over the line. 2 late goals, increasing his personal league tally to 5 overall, broke the hearts of The Woods. Next week, the Woods play arch rivals Goal of Duty in the 20:10 kick off – I sense a late revival.
Goal of Duty v Axbridge Dads
The second game of the evening saw an almost identical score line as the first time these 2 met. A revived and strengthened Goal of Duty squad intricately picked apart the Dad’s goal by goal, it most certainly was not 1 way traffic – Axbridge threatened and it was down to the quality in front of goal that made the inevitable difference. Axbridge Dads are a fair, physical and well-structured outfit out on the astro turf. A team who, on other days would have more points on the board, will cause an upset and get on a roll. They take on the leagues bottom-of-the-form-table next week in Wedmore Warriors, a team who haven’t won in 4 game weeks - 23rd May. If this was a league based on shots to goal ratio, Goal of Duty would be bottom. If it was a league based on which team kicks the ball over the fence the most, Goal of Duty would be top. The 4th official ended up staying out on the field during Goal of Duty’s half, whilst they were kicking Northwards! The game ended 6-0, with Man of the match Bryn, captain Paul Short and new addition Joe Grant scoring the goals
Mildred’s Kids v Wedmore Warriors
Mildred’s Kids narrowly lost the opener 1-0 back in May. In the reverse fixture, the game played out a dour 0-0 draw. Wedmore Warriors started with Wells First team regular, James Bayliss, amongst a host of other strong players within their ranks. It should have been a comfortable victory for Wedmore, but as has been already eluded to, Wedmore are on a poor streak of form. The on looking Beer United and Punts were cheering on Mildred at every opportunity and Wedmore’s heads were dropping. Strong play from Cole Wyatt, who did battle with Louis Morris throughout came out on top, winning 50-50s and a successful nutmeg of the Warrior’s skipper being highlights. Matt Bulman stole the plaudits for MOM, whilst Harry Milford should have scored to steal a victory for Mildred. Wedmore need to beat the Dads next week. 4 weeks ago Wedmore had a strong hold on second place, now 4 teams are within touching distance. Wedmore need their fan club to get behind them next week down on the astro.
Beer United FC v Bunch of Punts
The late game saw what can only be described as the biggest shock of the league so far (apart from The Woods scoring ofcourse)!! Having participated in the fixture, The Bunch of Punts should consider themselves extremely unlucky. Another Llewellyn tactical master class resulted in a shock 4-3 United victory, opening up the league. Things started well, absolute howlers from Clayton and Harris in the respective goals saw the match tied at 1-1. United played to their star man of John Edwards, who scored with every shot he made, if in doubt, give it to the guy who can trot through the defence like a professional ball room dancer. Those strikes, and a Cameron Willies thunder bolt beating Ben Harris in the Punt goal meant United were 4-1 up with 5 minutes to go. Whispers of Smash and Grab were heard echoing around the arena. Despite Wallis striking the wood work, Clayton clumsily blocking shots onto the bar in the United goal and Fear giving the ball away numerous times on the edge of his area, the United team hung onto a victory. Again, the game saw Llewellyn asking questions of the oppositions ankles, luckily Underhill’s ankle stood the test of Pie!
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