The Wolues WFC made it two wins from two in the FA’s Women’s Futsal League as they overcame an early deficit against the Panthers WFC to record a 1-5 victory on Saturday at Cedar School.
The Wolues, many who have played together with the Manatees Football Program since an early age, were able to show off their silky skills and composure despite being tested by a well-organized Panthers team that took the lead in the 18th minute through Morgan Creque.
Tola Broderick and then Darci Reich, both scored to send the Wolues into the break 2-1 ahead and despite being forced into a goal keeping change after Jhaniqua Collymore, who sustained a knock in the build up to Creque’s goal, had to sit out the second half, the Wolues began to assert themselves and pass the ball around with confidence and precision.
“Moving the ball through the thirds is something that Coach John Reilly always preaches in practice” noted Tola Broderick. “The Panthers were aggressive and strong, but we feel we managed, especially in the second half to play that sort of game.”
Gabi Jermyn made it 3-1 in the 26th minute, Kiara Woodley added a fourth in the 33rd minute and Reich netted her second in the final minutes to round out the win
“So fun to watch the girls play, lots of creativity and confidence being displayed which is great to see” remarked Jessica Broderick who is a regular part of the Wolues supporters.
“It is great that the girls have a forum to demonstrate what they are learning in a practice setting” noted Coach Peter Van Zoost. “It would be absolutely terrific if the girls could play each week, the early rust in the game was clearly evident from not having played since the opening weekend 3 weeks ago”
We played a much better game than first time out” noted Panthers Coach, Jacintha Weekes “ we had chances to score, but both their keepers played well and we will just keep working hard in training and come back stronger”