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31 Jan 18
Score: Won 6-0

The junior first team had a great first run out in a friendly fixture against Langley.  The match was played in a very good spirit with both teams trying to put practice into a competitive match and develop their tactical and technical play.  For Woodbridge Henry Dinwiddy dominated the midfield in the first half.  Good positional play, passing and decision making saw Woodbridge create a number of chances.  Both Henry and Thomas Childs played great through balls to Fazil Akyol whose leading was causing some trouble for Langley.  This also created space for the midfield to run into and Henry confidently put two goals away to make it 2-0 at half time.  Archie Cartwright and Oliver Doole were strong in defence and Max Hutchinson made strong tackles to stop Langley outside the D.  Edward Buckingham made a great impact at left midfield and was difficult for Langley to contain.  Samuel Bolus continued the good forward work up front to never let any pressure off Langley.

Early in the second half Henry completed his hat trick and the team grew in confidence with Tom Martin also starting to find more space, using his speed well to attack around the outside.  A great strike forced a save but Ed Buckingham scored the sharpest of rebound goals… impressive!  Toms Martin and Childs scored a goal each to make it 6 goals to Woodbridge.  It wasn’t all plain sailing though and Edward Rufford in goal for Woodbridge had to be at his very best to keep the clean sheet – one he can be very proud of.  A good start for the boys, with Henry player of the match just ahead of Archie and Edward Buckingham.  Next awaits RHS and the U13 County Cup, both of which will be the toughest of challenges.

Score: Won 4-0

The first fixture of the term, against Langley, saw the Junior third team play with surprising composure, putting their experience to good use.  Woodbridge dominated possession during the first half, with James Holliday distributing well and stretching the play in order to create gaps in the Langley defence; he also scored the first goal of the season to take Woodbridge ahead.  At the other end of the pitch James Yardy marshalled the defence well, especially when under lots of pressure in the second half when the skilful Langley team built more attacking momentum.  Good support came from Malin Wijesinghe and Will Turner, who made good debuts for the team and did the job in defence and attack.  Kai Hoang and Moses McBride also played their first competitive match for Woodbridge, and together with James Laxton and goalkeepers Cameron Hood and Harry Ward completed the team effort to set Archie Bacon up for his great hat trick in this game.  Woodbridge took nearly every scoring chance and built up a comfortable lead which made for a calm final few minutes and a 4-0 victory.  A great start by the boys who now look ahead to the next match against RHS
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