Match Report - 09 Dec 2017, Old Wykehamist Football Club 2nd XI drew with Old Bancroftians
The 2s put together a truly gutsy and skilful performance to come from behind twice and get their first point for a long time in the league. Bancroft went ahead with a well worked goal for the first but with some exceptional defending from our MoM Rich Cubitt in a newly found right-back position the 2s started to get back into the game. Ollie Mitchell showed his class at left wing beating a man before cutting in and finishing just outside the 6 yard box.
Sadly just before the break Bancroft struck back and at half time the 2s were down 2-1. Unperturbed there was an amazing show of belief amongst the team that not only could we equalise but we could win. The football got better and better and with roughly 20 minutes to go a header in front of goal presented itself rather surprisingly to captain Sam Cheetham. Less surprisingly, however, he managed to put it over the bar.
We pressed on and with ten minutes to go after a passing display that originated all the way from the ever-reliable Rollo Quinnault in goal the ball was again cut back to Cheetham who this time did find the back of the net.
Sadly 2-2 was all that could be mustered but the 2s can be proud that a point has been won and was thoroughly deserved given the marked improvements all have been making. Big shout out must go to Gabriel Tiplady, John Wilson and stalwart Tom Vernon in the middle of the park, a calm Rob Selwyn and Harry Underwood at the back and tireless work from Tom Guest and even Al Wheal having to fill in at left back for a period of time!
Old Wykehamist Football Club 2nd XI 2 - 2 Old Bancroftians ()