U12 Tigers v Bishop Stortford

posted Oct 3, 2011, 5:56 AM by kingfishsalmon@btinternet.com   [ updated Jul 30, 2012, 9:42 AM by Wheathampstead Wanderers ]
Devoid of our goalkeeper and three others, the U12 Tigers called up Louisa to field eleven.  And what a return to action for the Wanderers!  After a quick attack from the Tigers down the left the ball found its way over to Louisa approaching the right hand edge of the penalty area.  Running on to the ball she stroked her shot over the home keeper and into the roof of the net.  GOAL!  Chances then came and went at both ends before the home side converted in the 22nd and 28th minutes, despite stout resistance from a Tigers defence consisting of Ted, Marcus, Alex and Oliver.
After the break the home team dominated possession and created numerous chances adding a third midway through the half.  Another goal for the Tigers would have made for an interesting last few minutes.  Jamie went close on a couple of occasions but it wasn't to be as Bishop Stortford ended worthy 3-1 winners.
Patrick F's impersonation of a goalkeeper in the first half, edged a valiant attempt by Archie in the second, and earned him the man of the match nomination.