WGC Reserves chalk up big Trophy win
PUBLISHED: 09:56 19 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:09 26 October 2009
Subsidiary Trophy WGC Reserves 6 Inn on the Green 2 NO VALENTINE'S Day cards were handed out as WGC Reserves romped to their best win of the season against Inn on the Green on Saturday in the Subsidiary Trophy. The Citizens side scored six against their
WGC Reserves 6 Inn on the Green 2
NO VALENTINE'S Day cards were handed out as WGC Reserves romped to their best win of the season against Inn on the Green on Saturday in the Subsidiary Trophy.
The Citizens side scored six against their lower league opposition, but a score well into double figures would not have flattered them.
With the first team game postponed, Laurence Rispoli came into central midfield and club stalwart Dan Teixeira made a welcome return at the heart of the defence.
However, Inn on the Green started the better side, forcing a number of early corners but the hosts slowly began to impose their passing game on the excellent Sir Frederick Osborn playing surface.
Several good openings were created before a flighted free kick by Greg Somerville was headed in by man-of-the-match Teixeira.
This was quickly followed by a fine second. Captain Dave Taylor closed down a defensive clearance and crossed from the right for Rispoli to score his first for the club.
The hosts were 2-0 up with only 20mins played.
Inn on the Green came close when a six-yard effort was well saved by player-manager Sunny Pal but it was the Citizens who ended the half on top.
The early part of the second half was quiet, but a loose back pass gave the St Albans side a shock goal to bring themselves right back into the game.
WGC then regained their two goal cushion almost from the restart as the excellent Rodney Furness scored his first for the club with a low shot from 20 yards.
Chances came and went for WGC with Ross Philips and Somerville going close.
Inn on the Green pulled another goal back following a corner. A weak shot from 12 yards bemused everyone and made the score 3-2 to the hosts.
Once again, WGC moved up a gear and restored their two goal lead with a well worked second goal for Rispoli.
With the away team tiring, Philips and Taylor scored further goals for a comfortable win.
Pal said: "The first team players gave us a little bit of extra quality which we've been struggling to find of late.
"I was pleased with the fitness levels of my side and the fact we kept going right until the final whistle even when the game was already won.
"It was a good opportunity for the boys to impress with the first team management team watching.