Worcester City v Oxford Soccer Schools
Winner takes all league play-off as both teams finish on same amount of points & GD does not count in the JPL!!!
In a thrilling game between the two top teams in their regional league, Worcester City came out on top after a wonderful attacking team performance in the first quarter.
1st quarter - Yousef and Joe bagged 2 goals each as WCFC's high tempo, precision finishing and stunning team play caught Oxford napping(probably the best quarter we played all season!). Oxford were left a mountain to climb to get back into the game trailing 4-0!!!
2nd quarter - Oxford's turn to come out flying and they caused WCFC a number of problems by overloading certain areas of the pitch and taking advantage of set peices. Special mention to a lovely goal from a free kick, 'game on' as the quarter finished 4-3!
3rd quarter - Following the extra special excitement of the first 2 quarters the game calmed down a little with WCFC setting themselves up in a more counter attacking style. This worked to great effect as they created countless one on one chances with the keeper, however a combination of great saves and wayward finishing kept the game tight. Towards the end of the quarter a flurry of goals came with Ethan lobbing the keeper, Yousef scoring distance and Oxford pulling a goal back, 6-4!
4th quarter - With a National final place at stake both teams continued to attack, but it was WCFC who looked in control of the game and they made their dominance count by taking their chances. Both goals in this quarter came from Yousef who has a habit of making the impossible happen and after starting by the corner flag he dribbled his way through the Oxford defence before slotting the ball in the corner to score a stunning solo goal!
A really exciting end to end game finished 8-4 to WCFC who progress into the JPL Finals day to compete with the other regional league winners in the Champion of Champions cup!!!