Our man in the field Matt Simpson reports on last night's epic match, which saw WKFC squaring off against JWT:
With Bank Holiday related injuries wreaking havoc in the JWT ranks, a couple of local lads patched up their side to make an always competitive but ultimately one sided game.
The goals were flying in from the off with diminutive Ollie Pym, a threat for the first 20 minutes, getting W+K's first with a low drive from the edge of the box. Oscar Powell was causing mayhem in his advanced Heskey meets Henry role, drifting out wide and linking the play nicely with the midfield. Another nice build up led to The Beast adding our second, a rising shot which lit up Ravenscourt Park and led the crowd of 13 to shout things like 'OH MY DAYS, DID YOU SEE THAT BLUD/BRUV'. Soon after it was 3-0, Freddie Powell getting in on the action. The Powell brothers clearly enjoying themselves in their native W postcode.
Just as the champagne football started to flow, JWT hit back with their first of the game, up to that point the central defensive duo of Razor Walsh and Brazilian import Paulodinho were looking solid, calm and winning every second ball. 3-1 with 7 minutes played.
But just as quickly as JWT were in it, they were out of it again, Tom 'The Birdman' Bird was a threat on the wing all day and good work on the right hand side lead to goals for Oscar and Freddie (who was playing left back). The introduction of Major Blazer after 20 minutes did nothing to stem the tide as he helped himself to W+K's sixth. The Powell brothers scored another one each giving Freddie a first half hat trick (he was playing left back). Half time. 8-1.
If the first half was all about W+K's offensive players, the second was all about the defensive. JWT came flying out of the blocks scoring a quick fire double to make it 8-3, game on. Alex Best was possessed in midfield, charging round the park like a man being chased by a wasp, his energy crucial in the latter stages when others were fading. Oscar Powell then helped himself to another – his hat trick, 9-3.
JWT then launched an aerial bombardment, long balls flying in to our box from all angles. The WK defence just about holding on, Sammy King who can jump his own height apparently, winning headers he really shouldn't have at right back. Matt Owen, wearing a shirt not a vest, fiercely competitive in defence and midfield. Josh Okungbaiye playing out of position at left back putting in a big shift in on dayboo. David Goss chasing the ball like a wippet off its lead in Roker Park. The long balls kept coming and WK started to crumble, another 2 quicks goals from JWT and it was 9-5. Nerves jangled at the death but further goals from Oscar and Australia's 3948th best DJ killed off the game. One more from JWT and it finished 11-6.
Cheers to Lewis and team from JWT for the game and the Ravenscourt Park lads for stepping in/providing atmosphere.