Wickwar Come From Behind In 8 Goal Thriller!
By Lee Panchbhaya
Wickwar Wanderers Home - 22nd Sept 2018
The u14s played their first home match of the season against Wickwar Wanderers on Saturday morning. Both teams started the match brightly with Levens shading the early exchanges. As the game approached the midpoint of the first half it was indeed Longlevens who broke the deadlock. A great cross-field pass from James found Ben in acres of space to claim his 5th goal of the campaign.
Wickwar weren’t behind for long and their speedy attackers took advantage of some sloppy play in the greasy conditions and they equalised. However not to be deterred Levens bounced straight back when the superb Phoenix set up Chris who smashed home the ball into the top corner enduring Levens took in a lead at the break.
Wickwar started the second half strongly and set about to make their pace tell and were immediately level through a free kick which was saved by Jonathan but the rebound tapped home. The game was swinging end to end and with 12 minutes to go, Levens thought they had won it when a cross from the right fell at the feet of Christy who made no mistake from 6 yards.
Wickwar, though, were immediately level with a fine finish from a flowing move. And with 6 minutes remaining, they were ahead for the first time in the match. This time with a header from a corner. Levens through what they had at the opposition with the hope of salvaging a point but it was Wickwar who made the game safe, capitalising on the space at the back to ensure the game ended with the points going back to Wickwar.