On a mild Thursday afternoon, Groby Community College hosted Wigston College, with both teams unaware of their opponent’s standard…
As the game kicked off, Groby were briefly on top whilst Wigston College took a few minutes to settle into the game. Early on, Groby opened the scoring with a header, just creeping over the line.
Wigston College responded immediately and took a firm grip on the game. Their ‘tiki taka‘ style of play held Groby rooted and unable to get the ball out of their half. Billy Howard’s effort was blocked and as the ball rolled slowly out to the edge of the area, Luke Green seized the opportunity and, taking one touch with his right to get out of his defender’s path, struck the ball perfectly with his left which resulted in the ball curling inwards, squeezing into the top corner to equalise the game.
Soon after, Howard made it 2-1 following a perfectly executed through ball by Green. Yaxley was alongside Green where they both dominated the centre of the pitch as the referee blew for half time.
Wigston College kept up their dominating play and resulted in Howard giving Wigston College a two-goal lead following a left-footed shot which slid into the back of the net. With no sight of Groby coming back, Wigston College continued to control the game with a solid defence of Tom May, Jack Whittaker, Jack Tart and Will Jarvis. Ryan Harris was left with little to do as Groby were unable to have any attempts on goal.
Wigston College’s fourth came through Luke Green striking the ball into the bottom left corner. Wigston College got their fifth and sixth through a hat-trick finish by Howard and a composed, slotted finish by Ed Mackey.
Groby grabbed a consolation goal through a debatable penalty.
The Wigston College team performed brilliantly, especially for their first game together.
Luke Green, Year 11