Updated: Nov 8, 2021
St Alban's A Team 4-5 Wolverhampton
Team: Zak, Caleb, Cohen, Reuben, Henoc, Raj, Nathan, Lloyd, Esandju, Jacob, Shai
Two Wolverhampton U11 teams travelled to play St Albans for the first time and it was a great morning of Inter District football. St Alban's were great hosts and it was lovely to see so many of our lads given a game against two highly competitive squads but our main objective was obviously to gain the three points which would cement our position at the top of The Cotswold League. St Alban's are never easy to beat on their own ground and they pushed us all the way in another high scoring game - with the result very much in doubt until the final whistle.
McAllister and Du Plessis both scored a brace for the home side but with Henoc Moponda once again showing his prowess in front of goal our opponents were never able to take a firm grip on the game. Henoc's two goals in this match took him to 5 in his last three fixtures and with Shai Barnes, Esandju Almeida and Lloyd Daniels also on target we just about edged our way to a deserved victory.
St Albans B 5-0 Wolverhampton B
Wolverhampton started the game well and tested the St Albans goalkeeper throughout the first half, where they were kicking downwards on a sloping pitch. After just three minutes Isaac G forced the keeper to make a very good save following a powerful shot. Whilst he saved it, he couldn’t hold it but there was no other Wolverhampton player around to get on to the rebound. A few minutes later the goalkeeper was called into action again after a good run and shot from Josh was again well saved. St Albans best chance came on 11 minutes when a free kick was on target for them but was well saved by Riley in the Wolverhampton goal.
Isaac G had a couple of further chances and George W saw a shot just go wide of the far post, and the first half ended 0-0 In the second half St Albans kicked down the slope and it made a big difference. Scoring after just three minutes of the half also had an impact. The goal coming from a corner Whilst Wolverhampton had chances to score, St Albans were the better team in the second half and finished the game winning 5-0. The game was more closely contested than the scoreline suggests but St Albans took more of their chances.
A very good game, played in an excellent spirit by both teams.