09 Nov WWSET U18’S
Wycombe Wanderers SET 0
Boreham Wood 3
After a devastating performance in our last fixture against Crawley Green, WWSET looked to continue the excellent form in their away fixture against Boreham Wood.
Although the fixture was held on bonfire night; there were no fireworks on show in the first half. A mixed affair with the battle in midfield proving to be key later on.
Boreham Wood opened the scoring on the half-hour mark, WWSET allowed the opposition to have time on the edge of the box to set themselves and unleash a powerful strike past goalkeeper Aron Kanyai.
WWSET seemed to be struggling to cover the ground of the large Boreham Wood pitch. Lewis Patrick makes a storming run with the ball from his own area, all the way down the left wing, beating multiple players in the process. unfortunately, the brilliance didn’t result in a goal scoring chance.
Ben Peters had WWSET’s only chance of the half, with a long-range effort that suddenly dips over the goalkeeper but just over the crossbar.
At halftime, a few tactical changes were made, with the hopes that WWSET can find the energy required to turn the game around…
Unfortunately early into the second half, Boreham Wood find their second goal. A long ball played over WWSET’s defensive line wasn’t dealt with, the Boreham Wood forward finds his way to the by-line and fires a low driven pass across the goal to his teammate who taps the ball into the empty net.
Weekend fixtures seemed to take its toll on WWSET, who looked a yard short across the pitch. Kyle Kerr-Miller showed the resilience and desire to make a difference to the game, which started to motivate his teammates towards the end of the second half.
Boreham Wood sealed the game late into the second half. WWSET lose possession in midfield which results in the ball being played out to the Boreham Wood right midfielder. He delivers a well-directed cross onto their strikers head, who nods home at the far post. 3-0.
Overall, this was not WWSET’s finest performance. The physical presence of Boreham Wood proved to give them the advantage as the game progressed. WWSET look to bounce back in their next fixture, in which they are away to Leverstock Green.