The first game of 2020 saw Warriors at home against Alvis. We welcomed Freya to the team in midfield and she had a great game showing determination and passion from the whistle. The team initially appeared intimidated by the height of our opposition and Alvis soon took advantage of this taking ownership of the game. Unfortunately Lewis (GK) clashed with an Alvis striker very early resulting in a knee injury, the same knee which put him out most of last season, his team mates wish him a speedy recovery.
Ollie W replaced Lewis in goal, Alvis took the lead scoring in the 15th and 17th minutes. Following a 24th minute goal Alfie J unfortunately gave away a penalty after the ball bounced up and hit his hand in the box. Half-time score 4-0 to Alvis.
Warriors came out fighting in the second half and further changes saw Curtis stepping into goal, Mac replacing Alfie W and Callum replacing Syd. Alvis made it 5-0 after only 5 minutes but Warriors were determined to fight and scored in the 6th minute – a throw in from Freya found George who crossed the ball into Harrison who hit the back of the net securing our first goal. Evan followed this up scoring in the 10th minute which proved the team had come out positively and found confidence after half-time. Harrison had some good balls played through to him from defence and goal kicks but even his speed was not enough against a much taller team. Alvis continued to score goals scoring in the 28th minute. After a number of goal mouth battles, which Warriors managed to defend, Alvis scored again in the 33rd minute. Finally the last goal in the 34th minute saw the game end 8-2 to Alvis.
Well deserved player of the match went to Freya.
Match Report Jayne Riches (Parent)