|2022 U17||21st May 9:00am||League Round 4||WWSC Main Pitch 1|
Over the past two years the contest between these two teams has been very close, with only a game won or lost separating them both in the championships. This game was again going to be another good contest looking at both their results over the previous rounds.
Stirling Districts was dealt some last minute blows and arrived with just 10 players for their game. Woodside on the other hand, for the first time this season, had its full roster of players. The game started as expected with both teams trying to find that elusive first goal. For 20 minutes neither team was giving an inch, with each team's defence working hard to snuff out any chances. Stirling Districts though were creating the better opportunities and finally opened the scoring. Woodside lifted its intensity and each team's midfield were committed to make a difference. Woodside's central defender was lucky not to receive a card for a strong tackle, while his left back buddy was not so lucky when falling over a ball accidently fell into his opponent and recieved his first yellow card. Neither team could get another goal before half time break. Half time score Disticts 1 Woodside 0
Woodside made its customary keeper change and in doing so strengthened its midfield. Woodside also for the first time this season changed from its normal formation and tried something new. Again, the battle was occuring in the midfield with great passages of play but neither team managed to get an advantage in the first 10 minutes. Stirling Districts soon struck with two quick goals in successsion, including a well struck corner that found an attacker free on the end of the box who rocketed it home. Districts were starting to get tired and were waiting for the Woodside team to bring the ball to them and try and create a counter attack. This they managed to do with five minutes left after some great passing to get themselves out of trouble before finishing with a well struck kick. Woodside though were managing to finaly create chances and managed to get its second corner for the game. With a well taken cross to the near post Woodside's centre back managed to beat the keeper's hands to the ball and headed their only goal for the game home. That's how the game finished. Districts with its 10 players fully deserved their win on this day and we look forward to the next two contests.