U14s Hard Fought 2-0 Win Against Westerham Reds
No easy games in this League
It was another hard fought win for Oaks U14's in what was perhaps an unfair result on Westerham but maybe balances out the defeat from last weekend for Oakwood.
A sluggish start for Oakwood saw concerted pressure from Westerham without anything to show for their efforts when, seemingly with no shot on and 25 yards out, Kaiden Hummerston used his excellent footwork shifting the ball from his left to right and unleashing a skimming right footed drive into the bottom righthand corner of the goal past the despairing dive of Westerham's 'keeper in the 9th minute.
Clear cut chances were few and far between for Oakwood still and it was Westerham who looked the more likely to score next, using their pace to good effect to try and beat the Oakwood rearguard. But for all the times they did, a string of superb saves from George Edgley, preserved Oaks goal advantage at the break.
The second half continued in the same vein, with Westerham pushing for an equaliser and Oakwood holding firm with fine defensive displays from Lee Truman, Riley Snook, Ben Plumridge and Nathaniel Dryden.
But, as the game entered the final few minutes, a contentious offside decision ruled out a Westerham goal and, to rub salt into the wound, Oakwood broke forward for one last attack for Liam Jones to make certain of the points with a fine finish.
George Edgley deservedly won the plaudits and took the Gatwick Pizza Player of the Match award for an excellent goalkeeping display which, after last week's atrocious challenge on him, it was a relief just to see him lining up for the game.
Our best wishes go to Westerham for the rest of the season and we certainly expect to see them climbing the table after a hard start to their season.