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U18s make it a hat-trick of Ladies wins at the weekend

Wanderers record 7-0 and 6-0 victories.

2 October 2018

Wycombe Wanderers Ladies’ two under-18 sides followed in the footsteps of their senior counterparts with resounding victories at the weekend.

While the senior team were seeing off Wargrave with an 11-0 thrashing in Flackwell Heath, the younger teams recorded 7-0 and 6-0 triumphs of their own, against Wargrave U18s and Oxford City U18s respectively:

Wargrave 0-7 Wycombe Wanderers U18
Thames Valley Counties Women’s Football League
Saturday 29th September 2018

Wycombe Wanderers U18 secured their first win last Saturday. It was a tight competitive game especially in midfield with little space to make mistakes. Wycombe started well and took the lead on five minutes from Player of the Match, Amy Johnston. Johnston reacted quickly from a cross and hit a low shot which went in off the far post. Wycombe looked much more settled after they took the lead and continued to find space beyond the Wargrave midfield and in wide areas.

Good interplay between Steel and Woodward put Crombie clear who finished with a well-executed shot. The quality of the Wycombe crosses created chances and Woodward volleyed the third from a cross on 39 minutes. There was much of the same pattern in the second half with Harrington finding space on the right to score two goals in eight minutes, the second a rising drive into the roof of the net. Woodward scored her second with a neat run behind the defence and Pearson hit a lobbed shot on 90 minutes to complete the scoring. A tough game, despite the score, with the difference being the creation of the Wycombe midfield and the quality of finishing. A hard-working performance played with a strong team ethic. The girls go confidently into their next match where they face Laurel Park U17s away (RG6 3DZ).

TEAM: Eames, Pearson, Williams, O’Shea, Wyncoll, Steel (C), Davis, Woodward, Johnston (Johnson and Harrington)

Oxford City 0-6 Wycombe Wanderers U18 XI
Thames Valley Counties Women’s Football League
Saturday 29th September 2018

Before the game Wycombe Wanderers U18s XI were aware that this game was going to be the toughest game yet, and despite the eventual final score that’s how it turned out to be. Wycombe were put under pressure from the start in a frantic opening of the game, and Wycombe’s midfield of Baker, Day and Winfield took some adjusting to the opening exchanges in terms of their defensive duties.

Oxford played well in the first 15 minutes, passing the ball well and looking to attack Wycombe early. Despite this Wycombe defended its penalty box well, with a resolute defence marshalled impressively by Knock and Wheller impressing in her right back role. Whittle in goal remained a calming influence through-out, commanding her area and kicking well to relieve pressure.

Wycombe always looking to threat on the counter attack and that’s how the first goal materialised with Baker getting to the loose ball first, releasing Woods away down the right flank, who ‘dug out’ a perfect cross from the by-line which went over the goalkeeper and allowed Winfield arriving with a perfectly timed run into the six yard area to chest the ball into the net. This was an excellent goal and provided Wycombe with the attacking template for the game.

Wycombe controlled the game a little more in the second half and created a number of chances thus, they were still made to work very hard by a good Oxford City side.

Further goals arrived in the second half in a similar fashion, with Woods scoring from a through ball by Baker, and Chowdhry volleying home from a cross from Ball. The final goal came from an unfortunate own goal from the opposition. Next up, they host Caversham at home 9:30am kick off (OX9 3RN) where they hope to carry on their unbeaten run.

TEAM: Whittle, Wheller, Knock (C), Poland, Shah, Baker, Day, Winfield, Woods, Ball, Chowdhry

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