The Word in the Wood #20

Posted on 17th November, 2019
The very wet weather put paid to our U16 Girls home game this weekend but, those that were able to play, played very nicely indeed.

U16 Boys have been moving steadily into form and recorded their third straight victory by dispatching Hendon United Netanya 2-1. The boys poured it on and proved too strong for opposition several places above them in the table. Florez Nova banged in two high quality goals with MoM going to Rio after a fine display of marauding wing play.

U11 Boys continued their excellent run of form with a season's best performance against an Edmonton side containing several explosive players. The boys needed to work hard from the outset to starve these boys of possession and did that most effectively. Max, Ben, Bentley and Callum were outstanding in defence, making countless saves, blocks and clearances, and contributing to a richly deserved clean sheet. In this, they were supported by a midfield and front line that worked tirelessly while also creating numerous chances on the way to scoring two super goals. The first was lashed ruthlessly into the net by top scorer Riley, after indecision by the away keeper presented an opportunity. The second came with good build up play from centre midfield pairing Daniel and Luke, who played in Khalid to sweetly dink the keeper for his first goal of the season, earning himself the MoM award to boot. Next up, a tricky away fixture at Alexandra Park South; the boys say 'bring it on!'


U9 Girls played tough opposition from Garston but, matched them blow for blow, in another display of character from the team. Kara blasted a peach of a goal taking her to 5 for the season, while Captain Ella picked up PoM after a courageous display, refusing to give up when the chips were down. Always well received, the team received many compliments from the opposition parents, who said the improvement in our team from early season has been incredible!


U9 Boys have been playing quite beautiful football this season and again dominated possession of their game against Omonia Youth White. Luis enjoyed a particularly excellent game, wooing the fans in the packed home stand with a artful finish of the highest calibre. MoM however, went to the skilful Bailey after a swashbuckling display from start to finish.


U15 Girls progressed into the next round of the Herts County Cup with a comeback win against Bengeo Tigers. Coque had fired the Wood into the lead with an angled drive early in the first half, before Bengeo fought back to lead 1-2. Top scorer Swain found the target again to force extra time before Embleton drove into the box, finding the net beautifully to propel the girls into the next round. PoM went to the tough tackling Weston, who dominated the Wood defence with authority and determination.