Pre-Season Friendly - Friday 7th August - WTFC vs WTFCU19
Match Report: Learning Curve For Young Talent.
It was the first time Ryan Smith's new Under 19 squad had played together, but after a shaky start they grew into the game and in confidence giving them much hope for the future.
The senior side decided to show no mercy from the kick off and after just 18 seconds Luke Norbury fired in a shot which beat Adam Greenwood to give the first team the lead.
makeshift right back Callum Wood started the build up for goal number two from a throw in before the ball was passed across the edge of the penalty area for Luke Exley latch onto and slot under the keeper.
In a game which saw three 30 minute sessions due to the heat new signing Tom James volleyed home a third with seconds to go in the first period as he was left unmarked following Connor Peace's cross from the left.
12 minutes into the middle period of play Peace bagged his first friendly goal for his new club as the Under 19's other choice keeper, Josh Thornton, was beaten at the far post.
A minute later and there was nothing Thornton could have done to stop the fifth and final goal as Gareth McDermott unleashed a screamer from 30 yards which flew over the keeper.
As the game progressed the Under 19s found their rhythm and started to pass the ball better.
Chris Sheldon was also forced to tip over a shot in the middle period and then make a solid save in the final 15 minutes to deny the youngsters who learn a tremendous amount from the game.
Match Result: Wombwell Town 5, Wombwell Town U19s 0.
WTFC Man of the Match: Connor Peace.
WTFC U19 Man of the Match: Saba Tedoradze.