There was some cracking football last week, with two matches played and won by the School's 1st XI team, with students from Years 12 and 13 playing. Here are our reports on both matches.
Woodridge – Suffolk New College 2-1
Meeting Suffolk New College in the 2nd round of the Suffolk Cup last week, Woodbridge looked to Camus for inspiration on the lead up to this match; it wasn't through philosophy that the existentialist had learned about life, but through going on a cup-run in his teenage years. The conditions underfoot were a little sticky for flowing football, but Woodbridge, on occasion, showed some ability in playing the ball out from the back and through the midfield. Suffolk New College were indeed worthy opponents, but the game was definitely for the taking and shortly after half time, Woodbridge took the lead through a well-taken penalty by Tom. He then extended our lead after a speculative shot squeezed home. Woodbridge should then have stayed strong to see the game out, but instead allowed our opponents a goal which then led to a very nervous ending to the game. The cup run continues in the New Year.
Woodbridge – Royal Hospital School 3-0
Having drawn with RHS earlier in the season, this fixture was a great touchstone to discover if we'd made technical and tactical progress this season; and the performance and result were both very pleasing. The clean sheet, the work rate and the transition play were all very good and goals from Will, Oliver, and Wilf were all well taken.
This was a great game to end a very positive term of football for Woodbridge – played six, won three, drawn one and lost two. Very well done to all the boys who have represented the School this term.