Sheffield secures first win on the opening day of the season.
Jordan Wildey took charge of his first competitive game, as his team traveled all the way to Hull for their opener of the season. Wildey was pleased with his team’s second-half flurry of goals. As he watched on between the sticks.
The first-half didn’t have much to offer as Sheffield struggled to find the killer pass or the target. Wildey looked on in frustration as he saw his team on numerous occasions squandering chance after chance. As they looked as though they would go in at half time down 3-2 even after leading twice. Ricardo Ribeiro gave Eagle Team the lead with 3 minutes left on the clock, squeezing the ball under Wildey. But Sheffield came back to level the game before the half time buzzer.
Whatever Wildey said to the team at half time made the team stand up and take notice, as Sheffield came out of the traps banging a further 10 goals in the second-half as Eagle Team UK collapsed under the immense pressure from Sheffield. James Peech and Rhys Butterworth both netting 4 goals apiece, Butterworth with an exceptional debut. Adam Brown also getting on the score sheet making Sheffield futsal history being the youngest player to score for the club at the age of 17. Sergiu Didici also joining in with a hattrick of his own and Gerson also found himself on the score sheet. As Sheffield ran out 13-4 winners in the end. We asked Wildey on his thoughts on the performance he had this to say;
“It’s obviously great to win but to be honest that first-half performance was shocking, both individually and collectively. We have to make sure we are ready for the first home game next week against Chester.”
Jordan was far from happy with the first-half performance as he talked about how this result could’ve been a lot worse and if the performance didn’t improve in the second-half, Sheffield could have possibly lost this game. But apart from a dazzling second-half display Sheffield was hit with an injury blow as Adam Oldham went off injured during the game and looks to be out for a while. Sheffield finds themselves second with 3 points level with East Riding having a superior goal difference and with the rest of the league having not played yet. Sheffield goes into next week’s home match full of confidence against Chester as they suffered a 6-5 home defeat at the hands of Warrington. Sheffield needs to be wary though as Chester will be looking to bag their first win of the season. Wildey will be looking to bag a second consecutive win to really set their intentions to the rest of the league.
Sheffield: Wildey, Thiedeman, Chisholm, Andrade, Gerson, Peech, Derradji, Butterworth, Brown, Neath, Didici, Oldham