|Date||27 June 2017|
|Result||L 2 - 8|
In the last meeting between the two teams (back in week 1) Old Wulfs had let a 3-0 lead slip against Khalsa to end up with a 3-3 draw. This game proved to be nothing like the performance of week 1.
With captain Will off gallivanting in London it appeared standards slipped as a combination of individual and team errors allowed a skilful Khalsa side to dictate the speed and tempo of the game. The first 15 minutes Old Wulfs were holding out, frustrating Khalsa as chances came and went for them, usually being thwarted by a last ditch tackle from the defence or Luke Archer in goal. At half time the score was 3-0 to Khalsa with Old Wulfs struggling to get an attack on goal.
The second half started poorly from Old Wulfs conceding 2 more goals in quick succession as opposition players were not tracked and led to simple tap ins at the back post. Old Wulfs pulled a goal back after patient build up down the left hand side and across the top of the d. Callum’s shot come cross came through to Tibble at the back post to put into an empty net 5-1. Khalsa continued to find space in the Old Wulfs midfield and continue to score more goals to make it 8-1. Old Wulfs did manage to grab a second goal towards the end of the game to make the score appear more “respectable” The initial flick from Birch was saved, but Callum was there on the rebound to tap in.
Overall not the best performance by Old Wulfs, but they will look to bounce back with a better performance next week.
Man of the Match this week was Colin Pearson for his umpiring. Colin kindly volunteered to umpire at late notice and did a sterling job.