Littletown made to work extremely hard for semi final spot
By Colin Cromack
match report v Woodkirk Valley
Littletown made to work extremely hard for semifinal spot.
Littletown were pushed all the way in this Wheatley Cup Quarter final by Woodkirk Valley FC.
All credit has to go to our visitors who made a mockery of their divisional position.
Manager David Cope largely kept faith with the squad that had won 3- 2 to Campion last week with the exceptions being Irfane Capi and George White who replaced the unavailable Jordan Burland and Milo the latter dropping to the bench where he was joined by Andy Brewitt and Tom Devine.
Littletown took the play to their visitors with some probing balls which were cleared however following sloppy defensive play by the home side the first shot was registered by Woodkirk but the ball sailed wide.
Littletown took the lead when Joe Jagger scored his first goal of the afternoon shortly followed by his second from a well worked free kick this opened the floodgates and Callum Wheatley added the third just before the interval. HT 3-0.
After the break Jagger completed his hat- trick at this stage Littletown were in control and could have scored more.
Following a triple substitution from Littletown the game once again became a contest with the visitors taking advantage of another defensive error pulling a goal back shortly followed by a penalty to make the score 4-2.
Finding their attacking feet Littletown gained control of the game and closed the game out with further goals from substitutes Andy Brewitt and Milo making the final score 6-2
Manager David Cope's Reaction :
I'm pleased to get the win and get through to the semi-final, but I am shocked at some of our play. We are very Jekyll and Hyde and can often be our worse enemy. One moment we are producing some football and scoring some great goals, which I have to say all six of them were today, but then we don't pass when we should, we clear blindly and put ourselves under pressure and we look like a team that have not played together with no energy , enthusiasm, hunger or belief.
When we play it is lovely to watch unfortunately everyone needs to be more consistent if we are to be successful this season and in the future.