Boreham Wood’s U18’s took on Walthamstow U18’s yesterday afternoon at home, a good chance for rotation in the squad after Wednesday’s disappointing result in the FA Youth Cup.

The Wood started off well and looked very bright despite the changed side. They started so well that they ended going a goal ahead from a brilliant finish from Kai Wint which he wrapped into the top right corner of the net, leaving the keeper with absolutely no chance.

Things were looking good for the U18’s as they seemed to be controlling the match however, taking their foot off of the pedal caused a lack of concentration and Boreham conceded and this turned the game on it’s head. Both sides continued to battle hard throughout the remaining minutes of the first-half but, neither could go ahead. Meaning they both went into the break one a piece.

Half-Time – Boreham Wood U18’s 1-1 Walthamstow U18’s

Unfortunately the second-half wasn’t quite as competitive, The Wood struggled to create many chances, were sloppy in possession and lost the desire after a few decisions from the referee didn’t go their way. This was the beating of them as Walthamstow started to open the flood gates – scoring again three more times. Boreham Wood did manage to get another but, it was too late by the time they did so.

Despite the result there were some good individual performances from the U18’s who are looking to try and stake a claim for a regular place in the elite squad. Walthamstow were just too good in the second-half and they dominated over Boreham which will be a big lesson for them going forward, as now they know no matter how comfortable the start of a game is, football really is a game of two halves.

Full-Time – Boreham Wood U18’s 2-4 Walthamstow U18’s

Boreham Wood Head Academy Coach, Connor Smith had this to say, “With the game last night the changes allowed the boys looking to push for an elite squad place the chance to impressive myself and Cameron and to be fair some of them did that despite the result”

Boreham Wood:- 1. Matheus Santana 2. Caleb Jacob 3. Jordan Caicedo, 4. Junior Savane, 5. Josh Rodriguez 6. Kevin Soares-Santos, 8. David Mensah, 9. Keiron Owusu, 10. Yakubu 11. Kai Wint, 12. Justin Dass SUBS : 14. Ibrahim Khan, 15. Alane Assi, 16. Yves Uddoh, 17. Cameron Adisi, 18. Arron Small

Report written by Matt Hawes (Academy Media Assistant)

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