Team and Player of the Week
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Player Of The Week

Dmitri (Yr 12) continued to score goals for fun with another three this week for the 1st XI, the pick of the goals was a first time volley versus Carshalton. Tom H (Year 12) was outstanding for the 1st XI against Whitgift with an allround performance. Tom will captain the 1st XI next year and next season will break the 1st XI appearance record. Adhrit (Year 8) was the hero for the U13As saving two penalties in their exciting shoot out win over Winston Churchill. Player of the week is in form Asa (Year 9) who showed his customary composure to score two goals again for the U14As.

Team Of The Week

It was an excellent week for the U13As, U14As and 1st XI. The U13As beat Winston Churchill who the previous week they lost to. Jonathan (Year 8) with the two goals to send the game to penalties which they won 3-2. The 1st XI was outstanding in both their wins against Carshalton and Whitgift. They started fast against Carshalton racing into a three-goal lead and then on Saturday they put together a fantastic performance to beat an exceptionally good Whitgift side 4-0. Team of the week are the U14As (banner photo, above) who continued their fine form with a hard fought 2-0 win over Harris.

Match Report

Wilson’s 1st XI 4 VS 0 Whitgift With an early kick off and cricket-cancelling weather, there were worries that the boys would be slow out of the blocks. Far from it. The opposition came under instant pressure from a young Wilson's side with the same energy and desire as 11 Tobi's (Year 12) charging down a loose ball. Tobi set the tone in the middle of the park, picking up more second balls in five minutes than he has done in six years playing for Wilson's. With the ten others following suit it was only a matter of time until a breakthrough was made heading up the slope. It came from Dmitri (Year 12), whose singular clean strike per game seemed to come earlier than usual. A floating ball from Jasper (Year 12) was cushioned into the path of Dmitri. One touch and a strike across goal left the goal net bulging. 1-0.

Whitgift proved keen to bite back with a flurry of attempts failing to get the better of Ellis (Year 12), who finally joined the team after a series of cricketing priorities in the preceding weeks. The rest of the half was constant pressure from Wilson's. A barrage of shot's, crosses and chances came from the team in yellow. Josiah (Year 11) was particularly unlucky with his shot goal bound for the top corner before the Whitgift keeper produced a world class save.

With the back four seemingly ridden of their dangling leg syndrome (three penalties conceded in the previous three weeks), the lads came out after half time in the mood for goals. Captain Tom (Year 12) opened the floodgates with a 30-yard glove-stinger, the movement on the ball proving too much for the opposition shot-stopper. 2-0. The front four's fun had begun. Dmitri was next to the party, with a near post effort finding its way under the keepers scrambling hands. 3-0.

The yellow army were well into their flow now, with the rare threat on their own goal being swiftly dealt with by a rock-solid Joel (Year 12) performance. The pick of the goals came in the closing minutes, with a liquid counterattack concluded by a beautifully weighted Tom pass and equally eloquent Kwesi (Year 12) finish. It was nice to see these two talents combining after an unfortunate delegation of penalty duties. The final moments of the game were closed off maturely by the tireless work of midfielder George (Year 12), with full backs Jacob (Year 12) and Clint (Year 12) proving impermeable as ever. Special mention to youngsters Freddie (Year 10) and Yousif (Year 10) who continued to prove their commitment and talent despite also having a game in the afternoon.

Report by Tom H (Year 12, below)

Results

All matches played were friendlies.

Tuesday 11 May
Wilson’s vs Winston Churchill
U13A won 3 - 2 on penalties (2 - 2 AET)

Wednesday 12 May
Wilson’s vs Carshalton
1st XI won 3 - 0

Thursday 13 May
Wilson’s vs Harris
U14A won 2 - 0

Friday 14 May
Wilson’s vs Carshalton
U12A lost 0 - 8

Saturday 15 May
Wilson’s vs Whitgift
1st XI won 4 - 0
U17B drew 3 - 3
U15A lost 1 - 5
U15B lost 1 - 3

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