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Match Reports Red


Priory Celtic Green vs Sherwood Reds

To echoes of "its like watching Barcelona" the Sherwood Red team walked off the pitch on Sunday with the knowledge that their job had been well done with a very convincing 7-1 victory over Priory Celtic's Green team.

In conditions more akin to the top of a Scottish Mountain in winter the two teams took to the field or rather the 3G astro turfed gladiatorial arena and it was Sherwood who were first out of the blocks with the striking duo of Noah and Harry hurting the opposition's defence with some very strong pressing play which exploited their weaknesses. And within the first 8 minutes Harry had found the net twice with his thunderous shooting and Noah once with a fine and determined dribble from the left hand side. Archie H and Stan were resilient in defence to the point that a rather cold and wet Sam had nothing to do until the first penetrating attack by the Celtic Greens resulted in a soft goal.

But this did not dishearten Sherwood who hit back almost straight away. A throw in by Harry into the box disrupted Celtics defence and Toby was in like a flash to capitalise on their mistake like a true poacher. 4-1 at half time and the Sherwood Ultras were in full celebration despite the deluge.

Half time saw a change of goalkeeper with Noah going between the sticks, giving Sam the chance to warm himself up as it was cold! Some resolute defending by Archie W and Alex allowed Sherwood to carry on from where they had left it in the first half. Harry scored directly from a free kick in the bottom left hand corner which the keeper, who had been having a good game, had little chance with. And then it was a first for the Reds this season, the first headed goal. Sam did wonderfully well to control the ball outside the area and have a thunderous shot cannon off the crossbar which fortuitously fell for Harry to head his fourth goal into the net.  

Celtic tried to muster but the defensive strengths of the Reds were too strong, Archie W and Stan mopped up any attempts of an attack with their attuned covering play and Noah was there to calmly pick up any ball that did get through. Any chance of a come back were thwarted by Alex's long range goal which was hit with venom from ten yards out and celebrated accordingly.

This was a very strong performance by the Reds who have come on leaps and bounds this season. The emphasis was on all out attack and the opposition could not handle them. The scoreline even rather flattered Priory Celtic as their woodwork was rattled on numerous occasions and the two goalkeepers they used during the course of the game did pull off some fine saves.

Well done Reds, it was like watching Barcelona all be it the torrential rain of Kimberley!


Sherwood Reds visited Stapleford Villa Black this week for an 11 goal thriller!

A match earlier in the season saw a heavy defeat and this week showed how much the team has improved.

The signs looked ominous after 10 minutes with the score at 4-0 to Stapleford. The team rallied fantastically and showed real determination from everyone to avoid another heavy defeat.

With the match being played in 10 minute quarters, the first quarter was the only period that Sherwood lost. Stan, Alex and Toby all took turns in goal and made good saves. Archie W and Sam made some good tackles in defence and midfield, respectively. A hat trick from Harry along with a goal from Noah sparked a brilliant comeback. An own goal from Stapleford after an excellent Harry free kick almost helped Sherwood earn a draw.

The match ended 6-5 to Stapleford but a real effort from the Reds!