Honours even for Old Sodbury against league leaders

December 22 2016

Back to back fixtures against league leaders Westfield ended the year for Old Sodbury under 16s.

Back to back fixtures against league leaders Westfield ended the year for Old Sodbury under 16s. 

The first encounter on Westfield’s undulating surface resulted in disappointment for the visitors. The hosts took an early lead but as the first period progressed, Old Sodbury gained a foothold and duly equalised. As the half drew to a close last seasons top marksman, Ross Womack, sprinted through to slot home past the keeper. Westfield’s response was immediate however and they went into the break a goal in front.

Old Sodbury was forced to reduce to just eight fit players as several of the team were struck by injury early in the second period. The league leaders took full advantage of this and romped to a 6-1 victory.

The fixture list provided Old Sodbury with an immediate opportunity to reverse the previous week’s outcome and they did so convincingly with their best performance of the season so far. 

After a very bright from the home side it was Westfield who opened the scoring. Womack duly equalised and this time it was the hosts who were in control. Kieron Kay dominated the crucial midfield area and Dan Watson and Josh Timbrel proved to be water-tight at the centre of defence. Old Sodbury attacked in waves but Westfield are league leaders for good reason and there was a period just before half time when it looked like they would break through but Josh Pearce’s fine goalkeeping. Ethan Lloyd’s spectacular strike on the half-volley enabled the home team to reach half time in front.

In the second period Old Sodbury’s work ethic brought them chance after chance. Top scorer Ross Womack ran the opposing defenders ragged and completed his hat trick for a magnificent 4-1 home win. With the top two teams in the league now having been well beaten at the Badminton Road ground, Old Sodbury will be entering the new year confident of continuing their climb up the table.