Late strikes secure win for Wanderers

Wirksworth Wanderers u9s 2

Wirksworth Rovers u9s 0

This local derby got off to a brisk start with Wanderers putting the Rovers’ goalkeeper Tom Philips under pressure from the off as he saved a powerful shot from Liam Bednall, followed by a skilful chip from Sam Roberts. Roberts also went on to then hit the post.

After the initial push by Wanderers, the game then swung in Rovers’ favour which meant that Wanderers defenders Josh Henshaw and James Colborne had to stand firm and get on with the day job.

This was until Wanderers forward Harrison Surgey pushed the ball just wide of the net and shortly afterwards lobbed the ball over the bar in his efforts to break the deadlock.

Rovers forward Rowan Armstrong then made a great break with his shot going just wide of keeper Lewis Potts’s goal to end the first half at 0-0.

The second half saw Dan Charlton get his head onto a Bednall corner in what looked a promising move, but try as they might, the ball would not find the net, not even when Wanderers’ top goalscorer Tom Wain had a powerful shot from over on the right wing which was saved by Philips.

Throughout the second half, Wanderers continued to pile on the pressure and eventually Wain was rewarded as his long ball in from the right wing found the back of the net to break the deadlock.

In the final moments, Wain then added another to push in his second and to end the match 2-0 to Wanderers.

The match was played in good spirits and in a sporting fashion by two teams who train together each week but who were most determined to put on their very best performance against their fellow players from Wirksworth Colts .