Saturday, 17 April 2010
The cold end visited Wodson Park this afternoon for their home game versus Bletchley Town in the Molten Spartan South Midlands League Division Two. Wodson are having a marvellous season going into this game in 4th position in the league with the visitors from Bletchley down in 12th position and without a win since the 6th of February when they beat Bucks Student Union 3-1 at home.
The game went the way of the league positions with Wodson Park in control forcing most of the attacking play taking a deserved lead after about 23 minutes. Bletchley equalised when a shot from outside of the box was held onto by the Wodson keeper who had to stretch to catch the ball and in turn struggled to keep himself in front of the goal line taking a step back holding the ball right above the line, The referee who was close by adjudged him to have carried the ball behind the line and into the goal. (This was the only goal I didn't get on camera!!)
To their credit the Wodson player's didn't moan and got on with the game taking a 2-1 lead into half time with a well taken (good team work with a number of short passes) 2nd goal.
Bletchley had a few chances in the 2nd half but it was Wodson who ran away with the game. When a quick 3rd and 4th goal went in the away side's heads appeared to drop and they knew they were beaten.
Wodson's fith goal was a fine finish after a nice turn into in the box, A goal which would grace any level of football. Check it out on the highlights video below.
The sixth goal was a penalty after the Bletchley keeper brought down a Wodson player in the box.
The match was played in glorious sunshine and was competed for in a very sporting fashion. There were no bookings as far as I remember and no nasty fouls or complaining to the officials about decisions not going their way. Both team's just got on with playing football which was great to see. A fantastic advert for the FA's respect campaign. Well done to both clubs!!!
If Wodson keep their side together for next season the cold end believes they may challenge for the League title.
FINAL SCORE - WODSON PARK 6 BLETCHLEY TOWN 1
HIGHLIGHTS ON "THE COLD END MATCH" -