Welfare are just too good

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Greasley MW U15 5

Netherfield Boys 2

Greasley kept up their excellent start to the season with a fine win over Netherfield.

It took a while to open the scoring but three goals came in quick succession.

The first resulted from a move down the left where Sam Meakin crossed low to find Brett Soiza who smartly turned and fired into the far corner.

Then Soiza became provider as his header from a corner was met at the far post by Jack Millward to tap home.

The best goal was simple yet brilliant. Josh Baker won the ball out on the right just inside the visitors’ half. He picked out Soiza on the edge of the area who knocked a cushion header into the path of Millward and without breaking stride the latter hit a stunning volley into the net before the keeper could react.

The second-half, for a while, was more of the same.

Robbie Manners came on and scored a brace, the first a neat turn and finish after Millward had put him through, his second a shot through the keeper’s legs after Aaron Coyle’s good work set up the chance.

More substitutions were then made but this seemed to upset Welfare’s shape thus allowing Netherfield to score their goals which did, in the end, put a dampener on the performance, particularly as Greasley had kept clean sheets in each of their previous two matches.

Gian Ciaurro was the man of the match for his energy in and around the midfield areas.