The Word in the Wood #15

Posted on 12th October, 2019

With our U9s laid low with a horrid bug and a free week for our U16s, it was left to our U15s to represent the Wood's girls on the pitch this match-day; they didn't disappoint!


Facing a difficult Watford Ladies outfit in the Herts County Cup, and captained by the impressive Murray, the girls flew out the blocks with braces for the deadliest duo in world football just now, Coque and Swain, taking their goal-scoring feats this season to 7 and 14 respectively. In between copious glugs of hot coffee and cavernous bites of bacon roll from the tea-hut, our on site reporter described the performance as 'bliiiissssteringggggg' and with the result secured at 4-1 with PoM being shared between the cat-like Manning and the redoubtable Weston, everyone was in total agreement! With manager Tim coordinating it all from the sideline, the girls are making us prouder every game and we can't wait for them to lace up their boots next week.


U16 Boys put on a much improved performance against Croxley, narrowly losing 1-2. Zekarias finished smartly to score his first for the club, with MoM going to Da Silva, whose positive atttitude and desire to compete saw him have an outstanding match.


In foul weather and on heavy pitches our U9 & U11 Boys fared a little differently today. U9 Boys were in tip top form, crashing four beautiful goals in between the sticks, with the excellent Leo bagging a superbly crafted brace and Dragos and Bailey helping themselves to a goal each. Fantastic display from the team with the very lively Aiden securing MoM.


U11 Boys, however, were unable to find the inspiration they needed against a good Bushey Rangers side. The boys can usually be relied upon to put in a good shift but, mojo's disappeared today and the team struggled to compete and pass, though Kai bucked the trend with a super performance on the left wing, scooping himself the MoM award. In truth though, all minds were very much on Wood legend and goal-scoring machine, El-Roi, performing in his last game for the club today. El and family are leaving the county and received a rousing send-off after giving everything for the team over the years. We wish them all the very best of luck and thank them for their unstinting support.