22 Oct Wycombe Wanderers SET 3 Berkhamsted 1
After a positive result in the previous fixture against Kings Langley, WWSET looked to continue the good form against an organised Berkhamsted side.
The match started really positively for WWSET, Ollie Saunders opened the scoring with a well-placed effort into the top corner after an assist from Sebastian Asare. Will Nugent makes the score 2-0 with a header from a Ben Peters cross.
As the half progressed, WWSET gave Berkhamsted a chance to get back into the game as a result of needlessly giving the ball away in the midfield third. This led to Berkhamsted making the score 2-1 after Aaron parries a shot away, only for it to roll into the back of the net.
Towards the end of the first half, WWSET were back on the front foot. Wide players Ollie and Jed were taking advantage of the space left in behind Berkhamsted’s full-backs, the final ball lacked the quality that was needed to create another goal scoring chance.
As the second half began, WWSET needed to regain control of the match, taking advantage of the space we create in possession. With the midfield of Sebastian, Ben and Patrick Coyle looking to provide support to those on the ball and to look to find gaps to receive and to play forwards.
WWSET started slowly with Berkhamsted neatly keeping possession in midfield, using their ball retention to create a couple of chances that Aaron excellently saved. These saves allowed WWSET to settle down and get back to playing the way that has given them success in previous fixtures. Archie and Will calmly dealing with the ball at the back built up the majority of attacks from this point.
After a few spells of possession, substitute Louis Fountain held up the ball in forwarding positions well to bring substitute Liam Lock into the game. Liam showed excellent pieces of skill to beat his opponent.
WWSET managed to make the score 3-1, a Berkhamsted player deflects the ball into his own net from a well-delivered corner.
The last 10 minutes saw WWSET manage the game really well, maintaining possession of the ball and disorganising the opposition. Lewis and Kyle supported in wider areas to allow us to switch the play away from pressure.
WWSET went on to win the match 3-1. A mature second half performance allowed them to control the ball which in turn controlled the game. This good form gives the players the confidence to trust in each other and to remember to play our own game.