This setback propelled Woodbridge into action and they continued to dominate big phases of the game again. After peppering the RHS circle Woodbridge’s first breakthrough came when Ben Kilburn finished well from a rebound following a series of saves from the RHS keeper. Ben Spence took the score to 2-1 before half time when he also finished well from another rebound.
The second half saw RHS have two big chances. Miles Budden, making his debut in goal, made sure nothing came of the first chance when he made a great 1-on-1 save winning the ball clearly before the RHS player collided with him. The second scary moment came for Woodbridge at a penalty corner. Ben Kilburn and Tom Innes reacted well to the variation at the top of the D and the ball was cleared to safety. Myles King put the game out of reach when he scored Woodbridge’s third goal ten minutes from the end of the match. Myles kept getting close to scoring throughout the match so it was fitting that he got his name on the score sheet, rewarding 70 minutes of hard work.
Woodbridge can be very satisfied with this win, knowing they did some things very well and taking note of what needs to be improved. Again a number of players contented for the player of the match award – indeed everyone played well. However the honours went to Ben Kilburn for a very consistent, composed and dominant performance: his decision making, work rate and patience in the defensive press was instrumental in the number of turnovers won; and in attack his experience was also telling, so often being in the best place at the right time to build pressure and create chances.
Thank you to everyone who supported the game so well. Woodbridge’s next opponents will be Norwich School in the U18 Cup competition.