20/21 The Word in the Wood #1

Posted on 13th September, 2020

The boys were back in town today, at last, with the glorious start of the 20/21 WFL season. It was great to see our little fellows galloping around, putting on some fantastic early season form.


U10 Boys were first up and faced a very tricky tie away to a slick Alexander Park North side. The boys gave it their all but, were unable to find the net on this occasion. Just great to be back playing, the squad learnt much and MoM went to Klaudjo after he selflessly lifted his team mates when entering the pitch after first half heroics in goal. Well done that man.


Craig and Sam of the U11 Boys' have done an incredible job in getting the team ready for the season from scratch in just a few weeks, but, surely it would be further weeks before we could expect a few goals from the side, this being the hardest thing to achieve in football? Neigh, neigh and thrice neigh, as the boys hit the floor running hard, blasting seven little beauties into the Pursley nets, against a fine HMH Athletico side.

Joel grabbed himself an amazing debut hatrick while Julian managed FOUR, the last of which practically destroyed the goal frame as it crashed home, earning him MoM in the process. Hayden was very solid and vocal at the back, while Zain ran tirelessly in midfield, enjoying a standout performance. What a superb début from the entire squad and staff.


As they embark on their competitive careers, U12 Boys faced a very difficult tie at HMH Eagles, searching for three valuable away points on a tricky astro surface. The boys poured it on from the start, competing well with George making an electric debut on the right wing and creating several early chances. However, unable to find the net, the Wood were grateful to captain Marshall for springing catlike to deny a certain goal on several occasions. As the game progressed, Makamian began to influence the match with accurate passing in midfield as did MoM Ifeacho, with buccaneering runs forward and missile like shooting inspiring his team mates to push for a winner.

After literally laughing in the face of adversity just prior, McGuinness pulled off a stunning ball over the top for Crucefix to shimmy his way into the box before converting expertly into the bottom corner. The place erupted in socially distanced pandemonium and the lads' long journey home was a very happy one, with many more than one thought spared for big Frank, who has done so much for the team over the spring and summer. 


We've all missed our football so much and it's just great to be back. Long may it continue and very soon our formidable gals will be back in action too and then, the circle will be complete again!