Wingerworth u8s 0
Wirksworth Colts u8s 2
Cavendish Fields were bathed in sunshine for a match at the weekend between two teams who wanted to play football as it should be played.
Wingerworth kicked off and soon had Colts backpedalling, but good defending from Josh Henshaw, birthday boy Tom Druitt and Lewis Potts kept Wingerworth at bay.
A big clearance from keeper James Colebourne set Liam Bednall free and his mazy run had Wingerworth turning one way then the other but he shot wide. His next effort did find the net as he shot from fully 25 yards and the pace of the ball deceived the Wingerworth keeper.
Wingerworth are a very strong outfit and did not take kindly to going behind, so they went at the Colts full tilt and only the fingertips of Colebourne kept the score at 1-0.
Tom Greenhough had to come off injured but his replacement Tom Wayne was his usual energetic self. Sam Roberts came on for Potts and Simon-Owen Wallis came on for Sean Byrne but the Colts’ second goal came from a speculative strike by Josh Henshaw. Wingerworth were unlucky to be two down at the break.
The second half, however, belonged to them and to James Coleboune, whose goalkeeping came to Colts’ rescue time and again. Wingerworth had a free kick on their left flank halfway in the Colts’ half.
It was struck to perfection and only the crossbar saved the Colts. All in all, this was a sporting contest played by two evenly matched teams.