Wildecats finished their final competitive home fixture of the season with a comprehensive 8-2 victory over Leftfooters at Judgemeadow. Wildecats dominated the game from start to finish creating several good openings throughout the game. Despite this, it was Leftfooters who took the lead against the run of the play – a ball played down the right hand side found its way to the Leftfooters forward who, thanks to a fortunate break of the ball, found himself with a shooting chance which he took well into the bottom corner to make it 1-0.
The goal seemed to rock the home side initially however, they were back on level terms within 10 minutes courtesy of Guy who cut inside before firing the ball home to make the scores level once again. Wildecats’ goal tally was soon doubled as a slick passing move found its way to Ryan who was on hand to slam in his first goal of the season.
Cats were playing their best football of the season and more goals seemed to be inevitable. It was 3-1 before too long as Ryan added another to his total from close range and Leicester seemed to be in cruise control. The game threatened to turn again on 35 minutes. Again down the right hand side the ball found its way to a Leftfooters player. This time he looked to put the ball into the box but was fortunate to see the ball loop in to the top corner of the net giving Liam no chance in goal and making the score 3-2. This was not the final action of the first half as moments before the break Jono, making his first competitive appearance, was brought down inside the penalty area gifting Ryan the chance to complete his hattrick from the spot – and he duly obliged to make the half time score 4-2.
Wildecats began the second half confidently and the scoring continued early on. After another foul inside the box it was Darren this time who took the responsibility from the spot to make it 5. Wildecats continued to zip the ball around well and playing football which was pleasing on the eye for the spectators who were braving the ever changing conditions. It was 6-2 after 55 minutes as Darren crossed the ball into the box which deflected in off the defender as Guy applied pressure. Although Darren was claiming the goal, it has still yet to be officially confirmed by the dubious goals panel.
The best goal of the game came with 15 minutes left on the clock. The ball was looped in from the left hand side right onto the head of Darren who expertly headed it back over the goalkeeper and back where it came from into the side netting to make it a magnificent seven! To ensure there was no doubt about his hattrick, Darren added an 8th for the home side before the end to give the final score some added gloss.
It was a great performance for Wildecats, one which gave them plenty of positives as they head into next season. Special mentions go to man of the match Jono, who was both solid and creative in midfield and also Gerard who kept the team ticking with his endeavour and technical ability.
|May 11, 2019||2:00 pm||GFSN National League Division 2||2018/2019|
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