Game an all Wingham affair

WINGHAM Wanderers Winmac Engineering under sixes soccer side played their Wingham friends the Warriors, with both teams having lots of fun running around in the rain. Every player from the Wanderers was full of energy.

It was a great game by both the Wingham teams.

Round four saw the under 12s Amcal Pharmacy sponsored Wingham Warriors play against the Moorland Devils at Wingham under cool and drizzly conditions.

The first half was certainly a team effort with Jack Summerhill, Jacob Jones, Matt Stepowikow and Nathan Smith contributing great defence in their own half. Logan Faunt was awesome, saving many goals. The Devils scored the first two goals, then Corey South kicked a great goal which spurred the team on.

The defence by Wingham in the second half was terrific with all players marking their opposition well and holding their own positions. The final score was 4-1 to Moorland. Considering they are competition favourites, Wingham should be very proud of how they played with improving results each week. Alle Clarkson was named player of the match for her excellent defensive skills.

On a busy Scottish Saturday the Saxbys U/13 Wingham Warriors sought a bagpipe free morning at Tinonee. The Tinonee Eagles were soaring in the first few minutes of the game as they caught Wingham sleeping and scored a lovely goal. Determined to break the hoodoo that plagued the team on past Tinonee visits, they pulled together to show that they were a force to be reckoned with. With the backs put to the test and keen to regain their pride, Andrew Nielsen showed how to kick a ball beyond the halfway mark, ably assisted by Declyn Ford and Kye Gregory.

Jade Clarke will be looking for a good farrier this week in an attempt to keep her from throwing her shoe on those big kicks. One goal down at half time and coach Goodman gave his "special" talk, proud of the teams tenacity, he praised their ability to play the ball and not the player and to keep their cool despite some unconventional moves by the opposition. The magic worked, the players were inspired and they got on with the job of scoring a goal. With countless halves and forwards moving the ball through the Tinonee defence, Nash McPherson scored the equaliser. The Warriors played a stronger second half than their opposition and with several attempts from the likes of Jordan Goodman and Maddie Owen were unlucky to not score again.

Bruised and battered they left the field happy not to have lost, sad not to have won, but content with the shared points of a one all draw. Special mention to Blade Soars who was the coach's choice for man of the match qualified by the statement that "the whole team all played damn well."