Soccer

WINGHAM will be host to many games this Saturday starting at 9am. Wingham premier league is host to Port Saints commencing at 1.15pm. Come along and show your support for you local Warriors.

Wingham v Old Bar

Wingham v Old Bar

Wingham Bowling Club premier league first grade

PICTURESQUE conditions were delivered for our local derby against Old Bar. This was a must win game for the Warriors as the team has been touched up in the last two rounds and the lads needed a positive result. Old Bar, Wingham games are traditionally physical games as both teams lift for the occasion as being close neighbours bragging rights are paramount. Both teams settled into their styles of play and traded blows with shots on goal. Old Bar were first to score off a set play where poor marking left a free header and Old Bar got a lucky deflection that beat Dave Castro. Wingham were starting to dominate the centre moving the Old Bar side laterally which opened up space for the attacking mids, and one sortie resulted in a penalty kick being awarded as Mitch Bevitt was brought down in the penalty area. The resulting well struck kick was saved by the Old Bar keeper who dived in the right direction and pulled off a great save. Half time, Old Bar side up by one.

Second half saw similar attacking raids by both teams which were diffused and the arm wrestle continued. Wingham took on board some minor adjustments to their shape and this started to create space and gave Todd Woolough time on the ball which he was able to convert into points.

Wingham took the lead for the first time in the game and to Old Bar’s credit they continued to apply pressure to the Warriors right up to the last second.

One very pleasing result out of this game was with Wingham being able to close down the game to secure the win, this proves we are learning from previous mistakes. If Wingham continue to do this they will be on the right end of the scoreboard. Player’s player Todd Woolough.

Wingham Football Club pass on condolences to Guy Welch and family with the passing away of their beloved mum and would like to thank all those involved in showing respect on game day as a tribute to a beautiful person.

U7s

The Under 7s O'Donnell Upholstery Wingham Wanderers had their second win for the season on the weekend with a 4-2 defeat of Club Taree.

Once again our boys Zaylon Proctor and Bailey Timmins were solid in defence, helping keep the Taree side to two goals. Kody Ward was again very good in attack, getting the ball up into the Taree half. Sommer Abbott also showed huge improvement and consistently kept the ball moving around. Jordyn Miller scored three goals for the match, with the remainder scored by Brayden Livermore, filling in for team for the day.

It was a great game by our team, who are continuing to improve every week!

Next week we play the Old Bar Barbarians at Wingham at 10.20am. Hope to see you all there!

U9s

ANOTHER great game for our Wingham Accounting Services U9s Warriors, at Tinonee. We are so pleased to see that the kids are putting new training strategies into action on the field. Our goals were scored by Brody Kriss, Scott Walker, Reid McPherson and Oliver Saxby, and our defensive players doing a fine job also! Congratulations to Brody Kriss on being awarded Player of the Match for this week. Looking forward to a home game next week.

U12s

THE young Amcal Pharmacy under 12’s journeyed to Tuncurry to come up against an equally enthusiastic young Hawks side. Wingham started well equalling at one-all going to the half-time break, thanks to a goal from Corey South after good lead-up work from Alle Clarkson and Blake Franklin, who is developing well into a natural back. Logan Faunt kept well and Haley O’Neill started strongly in her first game in club football. The second half perhaps saw us go to sleep as the Hawks ran in three unanswered goals through our tired defence, but coaches David and Todd are pleased with the kids and see only improvement every week. Jacob Jones made the run of the season down the left side-line, while Corey, MattStepowikow and Nathan Smith did some good combinations down the right-side. Next week takes us back to Tuncurry. Might have to go to Maccas on the way…

U13s

THE Old Bar Barbarians hosted a visit from the Saxby’s U/13 Wingham Warriors this week. Team work was the highlight of the match as we come away with a 10/1 victory. Cannan O’Donnell in his job as striker was able to score on many occasions, thanks to the passing of his team mates. Noteworthy goals included a deflection off the right goal post in the first five minutes of the game. A follow up goal two minutes later proved the first was not a fluke. Whilst Megan Smith was a driving force behind several goals, she took an opportunity in the second half to score one of her own. Despite an injury David Diehm showed fancy footwork with a right ankle tap over his head and that of the opposition and onto Canaan who repeated the move to change the direction of play. Andrew Neilson held strong under the Barbarians’ attack and booted the ball back into our attacking half. Sam Diehm played his best game of the season, taking on the attackers like a Terrier does a Rottweiler. Jordan Goodman worked well in the centre field dazzling the opposition with fancy footwork. Unusual coaching strategies were overhead from coach Goodman as he told the team that the second half would be easier as “you are running towards the canteen.” One Soccer mum asked the crowd the purpose of “jockeying” and was given the technical reply “it confuses the other team”. With such depth of coaching from parents, and the “Almighty Goodman”, it is easy to see why the Warriors are playing so well this season.

Women

THE ladies played Tuncurry Saturday winning 2-0. Everyone stepped up a notch today as Wingham was without its normal goalie and centre back. Stand out players today were definately Amba Brown with an absolutely gutsy effort by staying on the field after two nasty clashes where she was badly injured. Other standouts Emily Holden in the second half lifted her game and Thea Wespi. This game puts Wingham in second position on the table. Scorers were Amba Brown and Aniq Morris.

Well done ladies

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