Kenilworth Wardens continue winning preseason form with victory over Triumph

By James Smith

14th Aug 2022 | Football

Kenilworth Wardens first team beat Triumph Athletic firsts 4-1 at Kenilworth School
Kenilworth Wardens first team beat Triumph Athletic firsts 4-1 at Kenilworth School

Kenilworth Wardens first team latest friendly saw them host Triumph Athletic firsts on Kenilworth School's 3G.

In a cagey 30 minutes in the heat both sides came close to scoring, however due to poor finishing from Wardens the score line remained leveller.

On 40 minutes Wardens took the lead when captain Andy legg drove from centre back into midfield, his long pass found Twigger, who controlled the ball with his chest, before firing hire into the top corner.

Despite several missed chances for wardens they remained 1-0 up, before on 60 minutes a long ball forward was misjudged by Wardens' defence, forcing goalkeeper Andy Whitehouse to commit a foul leading to a clear penalty, injuring himself in the process.

While Whitehouse saving the penalty, the Triumph player scored the rebound, leaving it 1-1 at 60 minutes.

Despite a goalkeeper change with George Ferridge stepping between the posts, Wardens continued to dominate.

Andy Legg stepped out again from the back, drove forward and passed the ball to Ben Edmunds, who swept him from 20 yards into the top corner.

Edmunds double his tally five minutes later, when a high press from Stan Moss won the ball back, the impressive Moss drove towards the goal before laying to Edmunds to pass home.

On 80 minutes Edmunds turned provider, his long ball was perfectly weight to Toby Wells, who rounded the keeper and scored from a tight angle.

The match finished 4-1.

Speaking after the game first team manager Eamonn Richards said: "Same old story really, we could and should have scored 15 today, we hit the woodwork four times and missed a lot of chances.

"That being said, we had a lot of possession, played to our strengths defended well and the work rate was quality.

"Considering our average age last year was 29.6 and in this game was 22.8, we look good for the future, just need to continuing improving and then take that into the season."

Kenilworth Wardens are proudly sponsored by LPC Sports Therapy and Yoga.

Lead-therapist Lily is a Level Four qualified sports massage therapist and yoga Practitioner, specialising in anxiety support.

Lily is trained to diagnose injuries, rehabilitate, and is fully recommended by players of Kenilworth Wardens.


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