Young Reserves fall to Green

Young Reserves fall to Green

Heworth Green Reserves 8-1 Wilberfoss AFC Reserves

Wilberfoss AFC Reserves travelled to Heworth Green on Saturday looking to keep their season alive with a win knowing that if they didn’t get all 3 points promotion would not be attainable this season.

As kick off approached they had to make a number of changes to their starting line up as a player was called up to the 1st team and another dropped out due to illness. With Heworth Greens 1st team not having a game and ‘Foss having a number of players away they knew they would be up against it from the off.

It was a first half to forget for the away side as within the first twenty minutes they found themselves 6-0 down and no way back into the game. A collection of bad passing, marking and communication resulted in ‘Foss looking to consolidate the game and just restore some pride. As the half wore on they soon started to match their opponents and had a good spell of possession whilst creating a few chances of their own but not able to convert any with a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping. Heworth managed to grab another goal before half-time to go in 7-0 up.

Manager Paul Jacques was annoyed that a first 20 minute spell had killed the game off and that after that his team competed and matched their opponents. It was now all about taking some pride from the game.

Heworth Green made all 3 changes at half-time and before ‘Foss could even get themselves settled back into the game they conceded again from a corner. From that minute onwards it was ‘Foss second half in which they controlled possession and managed to create chance after chance. With a scoreline of 8-0 sounding very one sided the reality was, one team taking every chance they had and another missed everyone. With 10 minutes left on the clock Dodds was played through on goal and calmly slotted past the ‘keeper to give ‘Foss a consolation goal.

Manager Paul Jacques said after that he was disappointed that his side only competed for 70 minutes of the game and was on the end of such a one sided scoreline.

MOM – Charlie Dodds – Didn’t stopped running all game up top and kept going chance after chance.