WIFC racked up an impressive 5-1 win at Northampton yesterday at a windswept Racecourse ground, venue of the infamous game against Colin Boon’s pub team.
WIFC were out of the starting gate quickly, and Stu Nicholls opened the scoring from close range after some good hold up play from Jez Hinds. With the midfield and defence in solid, impressive form, WIFC were able to launch several attacks and it was no surprise when the lead was doubled by Joel Moody, who smashed his 4th goal of the season into the top corner from just outside the box.
Northampton, as always, proved resolute opposition and got a foothold back in the game when they took advantage of a defensive lapse to reduce the arrears. But WIFC restored the two goal lead before the break when Jimmy Davis came in from the wing, and finished with aplomb from just inside the box.
With memories of Cambridge’s comeback from the same scoreline last weekend fresh in the mind, manager Chris Davis called for the same level of effort and concentration after the break. He got his wish as shortly after the re-start, Martin Pollard headed home from a corner. Later in the half, Pollard doubled his tally with a neat run and finish which a man half his 42 years would have been pleased with.
In all, a good win for WIFC as the season takes shape. With a London Cup Semi-Final berth already booked, and an IFA cup tie with West Ham on the horizon, confidence is high for another productive IFA season.
Team; 4-4-2; Tom Beck; Matt Wells, Maurice Clarke, Ally Hill, Phil McBride; Jimmy Davis, James Jenkins, Rob Stone, Joel Moody; Jeremy Hinds, Stuart Nicholls. Subs Martin Pollard, Julian Carrera, Sam Copeland, Dan Willis.