Jan 09, 2017
Oranges Dominate against Wolves to Stay Top
Two goals and two assists from right winger Kai Evans helped Wokingham & Emmbrook FC U14 “Oranges” (who are sponsored by Wokingham Decorating Services) get 2017 off to a flying start, as they defeated Wargrave Wolves 6-2 in an entertaining match at Cantley on Saturday.
In truth the Wokingham boys could have had this game sewn up in the first twenty minutes, they created so many good chances. They started well, scoring after just three minutes when Oliver Vickers switched the ball out to the left to James Starkey, who finished well. A minute later Josef Lamberton had the ball in the net, but the goal was disallowed for offside. A string of missed chances followed, until the second goal finally arrived from an Evans cross, which left Matt Rogers a simple finish. Until this point it had been a dominant display from the Oranges, with Wargrave hardly creating a chance, but they got themselves back into the game a minute later, thanks to a long-range effort. But Wokingham restored their lead after 26 minutes, when right back Harry Johnson fed Evans, who dribbled into the box and finished confidently.
The second half was a slightly more even affair, but Wokingham continued to have more of the ball and used it to better effect. Five minutes after the restart Evans claimed his second assist when his cross was fired in by sub Christian Mohr, scoring his first ever goal in a competitive match. Four minutes later super-sub Milo van Vliet played a superb through-ball for Lamberton to run onto, and the Wokingham striker duly obliged and gave his side a 5-1 lead. Wargrave then hit back, scoring a good goal on the break, and almost scored another, but Wokingham ‘keeper George Watkins tipped the ball onto the post. The scoring was completed when Evans latched onto a long Charlie Williams clearance and finished superbly from distance.
This was a dominant performance from the boys in orange, largely due to the hard work and vision of the central midfield pairing of Joe Turner and Nathan Mulvaney, the latter picking up the man-of-the-match award for his efforts. The result sees the Sumas maintain their lead at the top of EBFA Division 6.