Woodley Utd Spitfires went into the game against Windsor Youth Hawks missing Dan H, Alex G, Jake D & Josh B with Max B having to play despite being ill and Toby R and Tristan R both carrying injuries. Spitfires were looking to make amends for last week's disappointing result against a Windsor team they had already drawn with in pre-season.
Spitfires started well with Ben H causing problems upfront and it wasn't long before he scored when he raced on to Will H's through ball. 0-1. However, Windsor were playing some nice football and were beginning to find gaps in behind Taylor M and Demi A at the back. They soon equalised when a ball through the middle split both defenders and the Windsor player took the ball round Will J in goal to score- 1-1. Windsor were playing a very high defensive line and this was allowing Ben H, Ethan B and Tristan R to get in behind and Ben H scored his 2nd when he cooley slotted home from Will W's pass. 1-2. Despite the lead, Spitfires were starting to lose possession in midfield and Windsor equalised from the penalty spot. 2-2. Shortly before half time, Windsor took the lead when they headed in from a corner. 3-2.
For the 2nd successive week, Spitfires were losing at half time but they knew that if they tightened up at the back that they were continue to create chances upfront. This was exactly as the game played out and within a couple of minutes Ethan B had equalised after good work from Tristan down the left. 3-3. For the next few minutes it was all Spitfires, who were playing some great football. They were pressing high up the pitch and Windsor could barely get out of their half. Ben H scored 2 in quick succession both from Ethan B assists. 3-5. Ethan then completed his hat-trick with 2 quick goals both from Toby R assist but Windsor pulled a goal back to make it 4-7. Windsor were playing 3 upfront but were struggling to get the ball with Taylor M, Demi A, Will W and Jack C looking far more solid at determined at the back. Max B scored to make it 4-8 and Windsor pulled another goal back with Tristan R completing the scoring. 5-9
Man of the Match was Ethan B for his all round attacking dispaly in the 2nd half