Wellingborough Town I Victory After a `Game of Two Halves`!
 
 
 
Victory After a `Game of Two Halves`!
Last week at Netherton, the under-18s were awesome and played some wonderful football.
Victory After a `Game of Two Halves`!
Published - 31st Jan 20

This week at the Dog & Duck on a terrific pitch for January, we hosted Biggleswade Town for only our FOURTH league game of the season to date!

 

We didn`t know what to expect from a team new to the league this season.

 

The day didn`t start well with the news that Will Russell, who scored his first goal for the senior side on Tuesday night, had a recurrence of his ankle injury playing for his Northampton Town FEP side against Crystal Palace on Wednesday and would miss the game.

 

Then late on, Joe Hobson pulled out due to being ill and taken to hospital as a precaution (he`s fine now and on antibiotics).

 

But his loss also meant we couldn`t get striker Eman Kyeremeh from Corby in time, so from having left players out of the squad on rotation, I was down to 14.

 

However, apart from Will Russell, the starting XI was virtually the same that won so impressively at Netherton, with Jack Cawkill-Robins coming in for Joe Hobson on the left side of midfield.

 

And his pace caused Biggleswade problems early on, although they pinned us back for the opening 20 minutes or so and restricted us to breakaways.

 

The Waders hit the bar and the increasingly impressive Alfie Whitchurch in goal made a couple of good saves – one excellent one low to his right – but we also defended well with under-16 centre-backs Brady Stratford and Nat Allam performing well along with full backs Oli Anderson and Vikram Mazumdar.

 

To be fair, I was grateful to go into the break all-square as we had been far from impressive.

 

Our more experienced two in midfield, Henry Langley, who scored a hat-trick last week, and new signing Adam Huber, struggled to make an impression but once again young Zac Arnold alongside them had a fine game.

 

The second half was a different story.

 

The only cliché of a `game of two halves` could definitely be used as we were almost as dominant in the second half as the Waders had been in the first.

 

And we took the lead after 53 minutes with a cracking individual effort from Max Wynne, who cut in and hit a screamer which went in off the far post.

 

Spencer Taylor, Cam Clifford and another new signing, Dan Bates, came on and we began to take a grip on the game.

 

The visitors though were always dangerous on the break and in one of those Alfie Whitchurch produced a terrific `David De Gea` type save with his outstretched leg to keep us 1-0 ahead.

 

Then we doubled our lead and again it was young Max Wynne.

 

Newcomer Bates had a great run down the right and crossed. Taylor`s initial effort was blocked but Wynne picked up the loose ball and fired home.

 

The visitors rarely threatened to make a comeback and we played better as the game went on and we were more relaxed.

 

Good three points but a difficult game at Cogenhoe next week.

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