Sunday, 18 January 2009

Going Local

Kingsway Rangers 2-0 Whitwick Wanderers
Leicestershire Shield Quarter Final
Saturday 17th January
Mossdale Meadows Sports Ground

Due to not being able to get much sleep after a typical night shift at Asda I decided to go to my first game since December 9th. A five minute drive from home saw me take in this 1pm kick-off between teams from division 1 of the Leicester & District League and the North Leicestershire League.

Where is Kingsway?

Kingsway is the name of a street in the Braunstone Town estate on the edge of Leicester, though actually outside the city boundaries and part of the Blaby District. Their ground, the
Mossdale Meadows Sports Ground is a large open sports ground with several football pitches and the pitch they played on is at the far side, furthest away from the car park. The club roped off the pitch on three sides and not surprisingly there is no hard standing or spectator facilities on offer.

About the teams

Kingsway are currently top of their respective division with a 100% record having recorded 13 wins out of 13, while their opponents Whitwick Wanderers, sit in third place having only lost one league game so far this season.

About the game

Kingsway went into this game as favourites but the first chance came in the opening minute when Whitwick missed an excellent chance - as it turned out it was probably their best chance of the whole game. Kingsway took time in getting going but should have been several goals to the good at half time but poor finishing and a wasted final ball being the causes. Whitwick to be fair gave the home side some problems with the commitment and forced the keeper to make a couple of saves. It wasn't until midway through the second half that Kingsway made the breakthrough with an angled shot from their number 9. This relaxed them and they added the crucial second just six minutes later from their number 10. Whitwick never gave up but failed to create any chances of note and it was the home side that should have put a gloss on the scoreline as they were guilty of missing a couple of excellent chances in the last 10 minutes.

Final score: 2-0


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