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Wheatcroft vs Priors Wood

Wheatcroft entered the first round of the Hope Cup facing Priors Wood on home turf.

Wheatcroft found themselves one goal down just after the starting whistle, after a cool finish from the Priors Wood forward but Wheatcroft didn’t stop trying and responded with a Presley goal to level things up.

By half-time it was 2-1 to Wheatcroft after an OG by Priors Wood coming from a Wheatcroft corner.

An awe-inspiring team-talk at the break got Wheatcroft going, and scored 3 goals in a matter of minutes, including more goals from Presley(2) and one from Matthew. Further pressure from Wheatcroft allowed a dangerous cross by Tyrese resulting in a second own goal, 6-1. Wheatcroft started to get a little complacent towards the end and were showing gaps in midfield, allowing Priors Wood to score 3 quick goals but Wheatcroft managed to hold on to the victory, with the final score ending at 6-4.

By

Sam Adams and Matthew Ahl