Woodlands Football Team
The Woodlands school football team came into the match in high spirits after winning their first game of the season away in Coventry. Due to missing a couple of key players, it was great to see Rhiley, McKenzie and Cameron playing their first game of the season.
Rosewood school arrived in Prees with a large squad but quickly fell behind to a Rhiley goal that settled any early nerves. Captain Corey then quickly got hold of the game and showed great leadership and attitude by driving the team forward and scoring a first half hat-trick. Sound defensive displays by Caleb and Jack ensured that Luke in goal had little to do. The second half ended with Woodlands 5 nil up and cruising to a second victory of the season.
With only one substitute available for Woodlands, no changes were made at half-time and Cameron got on the score sheet with a neat finish. Rosewood were by now struggling to deal with positive football being played by Woodlands, with Tyler going close to scoring on a number of occasions. Rhiley scored a long-range free kick and Corey continued to score freely as the score ended in double figures for Woodlands. Brandon came on for the last 10 minutes with good effect after a recent injury and Romeo, although injured, was ready in an emergency.
A big well done to all the players that earned the second victory of the season and each one showed outstanding team spirit and work rate. With 7 more league matches to go, there will be tougher matches ahead, but the squad size is increasing, and this will be an important factor.
Scorers: Corey (8), Rhiley (2) & Cameron.
Squad: Luke, Caleb, Jack, Rhiley, Cameron, Corey, McKenzie, Tyler, Brandon and Romeo.