The Senior boys and girls football teams had their first friendly matches of the pre-season with the ladies comfortably beating Regent’s 3-0 at home on Tuesday while the boys suffered a bitter 2-4 defeat away at Concordian on Monday.
The girls started the game off brightly with high-pressure tactics from their attackers forcing Regent’s to lose the ball easily. The early pressure was then rewarded within 5 minutes as Petra won the ball in the middle, dribbled down the left then crossed with low towards Matilda who was there for an easy tap-in to give the Wolves the lead.
The pressure continued throughout the half as Naomi, Maho, and Matilda continued to pressure Regent’s to win the ball back and create more chances. The girls had another chance to take the lead from a goalmouth scramble following a counter-attack, but whoever took the shot (the view was obscured) was closely denied by the woodwork. Midway through the game Emily also had an opportunity from a half-way line freekick but her attempt was well parried away by the Regent’s keeper. With nothing much happening, later on, the score ended 1-0 in favour of the girls.
In the second half, it was Regent’s who looked more threatening in attacking with a couple of shots that whizzed past the post, but the wolves didn’t falter as they scored the second goal despite the threats. Emily’s long throw into the Regent’s box bobbled around the goal found Maho who was there to poke the ball in. Regent’s became more offensive after conceding the second goal hoping to get the momentum to their side. But Aki in goal was able to deal with some of the shots and loose balls to keep the clean sheet. Maggie then later put an icing on the cake after drilling the ball beautifully straight into the bottom-right corner past 2 defenders just right before the full-time whistle, resulting in the girls kicking off their pre-season with a 3-0 victory!
Meanwhile, the boys travelled to Concordian for their first friendly game. There weren’t many actions in the first-half except Concordian managed to take the lead from a free-kick. The wolves look determined to turn the game around in the second half but then they conceded two sloppy goals giving Concordian a 3-0 lead with around 15 minutes to go. The boys, however, kept their heads up high and continued to attack and they managed to earn a consolation goal from Rajat’s powerful shot which rolled into the ball despite the Concordian keeper getting his band on the ball. Despite the late sparkle, Concordian managed to score again after dribbling past tired Wolves defence. And although Rajat scored another goal after nutmegging their keeper, there wasn’t enough time for Wolves comeback as the boys ended the game with a disappointing 2-4 loss. The boys, however, will seek this as an improvement as they prepare for a tough Ascot away game in December.
Upcoming Wolves Home Games
23rd November 2016: U15 Boys Football vs Ascot
24th November 2016: Senior Girls Basketball vs St. Stephen’s