03 May WWSET U18’s End Season on a High
Crawley Green 3
WWSET End Season on the Right Side of a 7 Goal-Fest!
A very season for our young WWSET U18’s squad ended with a deserved victory over Crawley Green, which completed the double over the Bedfordshire based team.
After taking the lead in the 5th minute through Fabian Garcia, it looked as though WWSET would make this a comfortable end to the season. However, Crawley Green had not read that script. With the WWSET players making unnecessary hard work of keeping possession, Crawley grew into the game and equalized on the 15th minute, and went on to eventually take the lead in the 40th minute when WWSET failed to effectively clear their penalty area. 1-2
The second half started with WWSET firmly on the front foot; paying more attention to the detail of their passing. WWSET were rewarded almost immediately when half time substitute Ben Peters equalized through converting a Lewis Patrick corner. 2-2
It didn’t take long for WWSET to retake the lead, after some effective combination play from the midfield players, completed with Ben Peters finding Ashley Day, who converted with minimum fuss past the Crawley Keeper. 3-2
Ashley has been a really positive addition to the squad since joining WWSET after Christmas, his positive running style and close ball control saw him beat 3 Crawley players before unselfishly squaring the ball to Louis Fountain, who slotted home to make the score 4-2.
Clearly the players had raised their game and taken on board the half time objectives that had been set.
The following 20 minutes saw WWSET fail to extend their lead, despite creating numerous chances. When Crawley Green cut the WWSET lead 7 minutes from time to make the scoreline 4-3, a nervous ending pursued.
However, the WWSET players stayed compact and resolute to run out worthy winners.
Coach Asare – Despite making hard work of this particular fixture – I’m very pleased with the progress this group has made steadily throughout the season. Our play at the start of the second half basically took this game away from Crawley green. We were more patient in possession and penetrated at the right moments scoring 3 goals in 15 minutes. The boys are going off to concentrate on their GCSEs now and then we will begin preparing our preseason schedule.