WIFC completed their IFA league campaign for the season with a comfortable 4-1 win against Southampton at Parmiters today. With interest in joining WIFC at an all-time high following a fine season for the big boys, manager Chris Davis handed debuts to no less than 4 players and was rewarded with 4 goals and a 13th win from this year’s 20 league fixtures, the highest number since 2007/08.
WIFC took the lead after 13 minutes, when a corner from Ben Pegram was met at the far post by Moz Clarke, who rose above his marker and headed ball into the corner to break his WIFC goalscoring duck in his 21st appearance.
The lead was doubled on 29 minutes when Jimmy Davis, starting a game for the first time after a 16 month injury lay-off, picked up the ball the ball in his own half and in typical style, ran more than 50 yards before finishing with his left foot. The Internet ‘Orns made it 3 just before the break, when Ben Batemam marked his debut with a neat finish from an Ed Sterry pass.
Southampton made it 3-1 on 58 minutes, when Alex Griffiths scored, but the home side completed the scoring through leading scorer Rob Sterry’s 20th of the season, after good build-up play from Joel Moody and John Sitkowski, another of the 4 debutants.
All roads now point to Leeds, as the WIFC Vets complete the season’s action by participating in the Big Tam Vets tournament, which is held in the Yorkshire city next weekend.
Team. Tom Beck; Ed Sterry, Julian Carrera, Stuart Nicholls, Phil McBride; Richard Murphy, Sam Copeland, Moz Clarke, Ben Pegram, Joel Moody; Jimmy Davis. Subs John Sitkowski, David Sitkowski, Ben Bateman, James Farnfield, Rob Sterry.