Old Sodbury boys off to a flier

September 28 2015

A dominant display at Clifton United kicked off Old Sodbury under 15s season in style. Last season’s top scorer Ross Womack netted a hat trick before half time as the visitors dominated play from the outset.

A dominant display at Clifton United kicked off Old Sodbury under 15s season in style. Last season’s top scorer Ross Womack netted a hat trick before half time as the visitors dominated play from the outset. 

Womack’s strike partner Miles Theobald was also in lively form and it was his pace that drew a penalty, thumped home by Dan Watson to give Old Sodbury a commanding advantage at the interval.

 The pace fell away in the second period as tired legs took over and Clifton managed to pull a couple of goals back before Womack found extra strength from somewhere to net twice more and complete an impressive haul. Old Sodbury returned home 6-2 winners.

The first home match for Old Sodbury against Ashton Boys Wanderers was a repeat of the Clifton score line for the home side.

The result had seemed unlikely at half time with Ashton, who had competed at a higher level last season, leading 2-1 at the break.  Old Sodbury took the lead against the run of play with Womack slotting home from a tight angle but found themselves outplayed and behind at half time. 

The hosts regrouped at the interval altering their shape and as the second half progressed they began to pass the ball more effectively, stretching the visitors defence. Womack’s persistence brought an equaliser and a precise through ball from Wade Campling, that split the defence wide open, allowed man of the match Ethan Lloyd to stroke the ball home to give Old Sodbury the lead. 

The visitors were now wilting under the relentless pressure and Robbie Foxwell’s excellent brace; with one more from Womack secured a fine 6-2 home victory.