Wizards bounce back
Ellis inspires Wizards at half time
The Academy started their first friendly of the season brightly. Youthful exuberance triumphing over the Wizards experience and guile to take a 3-0 lead into half time. You would have thought the sweltering heat would take it's toll on the Wizards but Ellis's tactical master move in the break paid off. Moving his trio of suspiciously baby faced debutantes up front had the desired effect and now it was the Academy's turn to leak goals. The Wizards won the half and the match with four unanswered goals. A good start to the season for both teams and plenty of things for Bowers to take into training on Thursday.