Positive start for Windrush
A great opening day performance and lots of good football saw Windrush eventually run away with a 4-1 win against a very lively Progressive Skills Academy team.
With lots of chances created and the whole squad trying out new positions, all 7 Windrush players had to battle for every minute of the match.
The match started with both teams playing some really good football and creating plenty of chances, the best of them coming to PSA when their striker came 1 on 1 with Malachi Hope who rushed out to make a tremendously brave save and take the ball cleanly from the feet of the oncoming striker. As the half went on Mo Abdulzahra moved over to the right wing and Josh Readdie took up the forward position. Windrush continued to create lots of chances with Dario Garcia-Moreno driving the team forward from the middle of the pitch.
Chances came & went with Readdie twice going through 1 on 1 only to finish just wide of each post. Toward the end of the half PSA started to take some control especially in the midfield and after losing the ball and with a great bit of footwork & skill, PSA took the lead. Windrush were still creating plenty so the match was on a knife-edge as the half-time whistle blew.
Windrush 0 – 1 Progressive Skills Academy
More changes had Abdulzahra and Readdie moved into defensive positions whilst Kye Johnson-Jeffrey and Abs Mangara took to the wide areas & Ludon Galway as striker.
Windrush started brightly with Mangara reveling in his new roll on the left wing and soon got the deserved equaliser and when Moreno came bursting through the midfield and finished by smashing the ball into the net. Another goal quickly followed after a mazey run down the left from Mangara & a nice pass to Moreno who’s initial shot was well saved. The rebound however however fell back in the box as Readdie, who had ran the full length of the pitch, was in the right place for the finish.
By now Windrush were well up to the task & a third goal soon came after, again Mangara with a great run down the left but his time he saw the opportunity for himself and slotted it home at the near post.
As the match got into the later stages, Windrush made moves to see out the match and eventually Mo Abdulzahra got a well deserved goal after breaking down the left, cutting inside and slotting it home near post.
A great performance that head coach, Ash Readdie described it as “a performance they can all be proud of and to build on”
Windrush will be hoping to carry on their good start next Sunday when they host Whetstone Panthers.
Windrush 4 – 1 Progressive Skills Academy
Goal of the Day – Dario Garcia-Moreno
Man of the Match – Abs Rahman