Chalfont Wasps FC 1 Woodley Town FC 4By Mark Rozzier
February 15, 2010
Woodley secured their fifth successive win, and remain unbeaten away from home in Hellenic Division 1 East since August, as they moved up to third on Saturday.
This victory owed much to the patience of the team who survived early Chalfont pressure, with Dan Jewell providing his best performance of the season and Luke Williams always looking dangerous with his set pieces.
Although Town created the first opportunity when a Jewell free-kick was headed onwards by Tom Williams for his bother Luke to shoot wide, the home side showed greater promise and looked threatening going forward as Woodley struggled to get possession.
Wasps’ Fred Tripp shot wide while a Steve Hodges free-kick thankfullt went straight at Oneal Garnes.
Although Jim Nightingale Tom Williams and Jewell all went close for Woodley, Chalfont’s better movement, with Ryan Swales and Daniel Moakes running the midfield, always made them the more likely to open the scoring.
Oneal Garnes pulled off a stunning save to tip ont onto the crossbar at full stretch as Moakes was wheeling away in celebration.
Stuart Johnson had a shot go just wide of Garnes’ far post while others went straight at the Woodley stopper.
It was Chalfont who deservedly took the lead, though, with the move on the half.
A pin-point cross found Tripp who headed neatly in at the near post on 23 minutes.
Woodley re-organised and started to get into the game.
Luke Williams and then Carl Davies were both denied when one on one befre Wooldey equalised with a good move of their own.
Davies linked with Luke Williams and his centre was met by Chris Hatton to side foot into the net.
Woodley gradually took control in the second half and got a critical goal at a good time in the game as Davies converted a Luke Williams corner with his head on 69 minutes.
Eden Peters came on to add more pace to stretch the tiring Chalfont defence and Davies got his second with his head as Luke Williams claimed a third assist of the match.
Another substitute Richard Thomas, who was returning from injury, assisted for Davies to complete his hat-trick.
Thomas drilled in a cross and Davies directed the ball back across goal into the far corner as the match entered seven minutes of stoppage time.
It is now a hot streak for Davies with eight goals in four matches and takes his tally to 13 for the season.
Woodley comfortably saw out the remaining minutes and next week welcome bottom-of-the-table Penn and Tylers Green to East Park Farm.
Woodley Town: Garnes, Baxter, Nunn, Edwards, Nightingale, T Williams (Hiscock), Jewell, Hatton (Thomas), Fairchild (Peters), Davies, L Williams, Subs not used: Varndell, Cripps