U13 Ligers return to Twickenham Academy this Saturday and welcome Woodley Wanderers Jaguars, all the way from their home at Reading University. Woodley Wanderers Youth Football Club was founded in 1971 and is now a well established club. It attracts players not only from Woodley, but also nearby towns and villages. The Jaguars were formed in 2016 and are managed by John Clarke, whose son wears No10 today.
Woodley Saints' various sides have been frequent opponents but this is the first time we have hosted a Wanderers visit. The Jaguars' 16-player squad currently sits in a tie for 3rd place with TAFC and Camberley Town. They have been fortunate to lose only two games to the weather this term, although Jaguars will be confident of winning those two matches when they are played in April. They have won four of their eight games since Christmas, including a 3-1 victory over Teddington Athletic. Jaguars have done remarkably well in Div 4, being promoted from Section F at Christmas, having won all eight of their League games by an average 8-1, twice scoring 13!
Ligers hope to welcome back Matt between the sticks after his last-minute illness last week. Tommy returns to the line-up but leading marksman George Lee is away on a rugby tour. Joe and George PM are still ever-present with just five games remaining.
Both teams will need to win this one to stay in touch with the league leaders as the top four all play teams in the bottom half (Jaguars being 5th on goal difference, Ligers 6th). It looks like Ligers may struggle to play the full compliment of League fixtures before all the posts come down, with there being no dates available for the Pinewood and Barton Rovers fixtures. Meanwhile, Marlow, level on points with Ligers, entertain Hawley this Saturday, Hawley having suffered at Hearts' hands last week.
Zac Goodsell officiates this Saturday.
See you at Lincoln Field