WIFC made it two wins out of two for the season so far, following up last week’s 4-2 win against Stevengae with a 5-1 win against a spirited Northampton side at the Met Police. Having gone behind early last week, the home side were indebted to ‘keeper Tom Beck for a fine save in the first minute, and it was WIFC who took an early lead when Richard Wenham headed Rob Stone’s wayward shot in at the far post.
Following a scrappy period of play where chances were at a premium, apart from a gilt-edged chance which went begging for Dave Soloway, manager Richard Walker shuffled his pack and sub Rob Sterry doubled the lead on 35 mins, when he converted a pin-point first time cross from brother Ed, who nicely made amends for a comedy fall when he lost his footing in the previious attack.
WIFC improved after the break and got early rewards when Ally Hill’s blocked shot fell nicely for Joel Moody to finish tidily. Ross Connor soon added a 4th when he acrobatically tunrned home a Soloway cross. At the other end, Northmapton got some rewards for a hard-working display when they converted a penalty, but man of the match Connor added his second and WIFC’s fifth to complete the scoring/
WIFC’s season continues at a pace, with Bury B visting next weekend and first away game of the season at Gillingham the following week before the big boys take on Charlton.