Monday, September 23, 2019

Wanderers too good for Golden Gordons

Photo:  University's Christian Arellano (left) is tackled by a Golden Gordon [PlessPix]

(Southern Championship 4, KGV Park, Sunday, 22 September 2019)

University Wanderers 5 (Michael Bowman 8, Ryan Barwin 27, Manuel Hennicke 58, 73, James Burgess 87)
Barnstoneworth Golden Gordons 2 (Robert Shafe 29, 71)

HT:  2-1   Ref:  Nicholas Gunson

University Wanderers:  Adam Dimsey;  Christian Arellano, Ryan Barwein, Michael Bowman, James Burgess, Matthew Burgess, Rui Gao, Manuel Hennicke, Eliot Hoysted, Luis McRae, Hugo Smits  (Interchange:  Mark Astley, Xiaohu Deng, James Johnson, Alex Mummery)

Barnstoneworth Golden Gordons:  Chris Schofield;  Jon Darby, Anthony Dare, Rory Donohue, Jonathan Greenwood, Stephen Jackson, Robert Joyce, Glyn Matthews James McCulloch, Dan Phillips, Robert Shafe  (Interchange:  Adrian Box, David Gunning, Geoff Kent, David Rooney)

Photo:  The University Wanderers squad before Sunday's game [PlessPix]

The last game of the season.  There were about half a dozen spectators.  At least there were goals.

University Wanderers beat Barnstoneworth Golden Gordons 5-2 after leading 2-1 at the break.

Michael Bowman opened the scoring for University in the 8th minute, his shot from the left deceiving Barnstoneworth’s goalkeeper Chris Schofield and bouncing in off the inside of the far right-hand post.

It was 2-0 in the 27th minute when a Manuel Hennicke free-kick from the left was met by Ryan Barwin at the far post and he side-footed the ball home from close range.

Photo:  Michael Bowman scores University's opener from Manuel Hennicke's free-kick [PlessPix]

Robert Shafe, the most dangerous Golden Gordon on view, pulled a goal back in the 29th minute with a powerful shot from wide on the left.

Hennicke, University’s Golden Boot winner at this level, made it 3-1 13 minutes after the resumption.

Centre-back Hugo Smits  -  who played in goal on Thursday night in the game against Metro  -  fouled Shafe in the 71st minute to concede a penalty, which he converted himself, beating keeper Adam Dimsey with a shot to the custodian’s right and making it just one goal the difference again.

Photo:  Robert Shafe scores with a penalty [PlessPix]

Hennicke then stepped up and completed his brace with University’s fourth goal in the 73rd minute.

James Burgess completed the scoring for University 3 minutes from the end.

And, the curtain came down on the 2019 season.

Photo:  Hugo Smits brings down Robert Shafe to concede a penalty [PlessPix]

Photo:  Barnstoneworth's Jon Darby in pursuit of the ball [PlessPix]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much Walter, on another excellent season's coverage. It's so wonderful how much time you dedicate to this!!