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Rocester Wasps back up cup win with thumping victory over Lasers

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: March 07, 2014

Rocester Wasps man-of-the-match Henry Wallace

Rocester Wasps man-of-the-match Henry Wallace

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BUOYED by the previous week’s magnificent victory in the cup, the thoughts of Rocester Wasps U11s thoughts turned back to their league program.

Saturday's opponents, Whittington Lasers, sat alongside the Wasps with the same number of points.

It was immediately obvious that the Wasps were still on form as they were lively from the start, with midfielders Ethan Archer and Henry Wallace looking creative and dangerous.

It did not take long for Rocester to create their first opportunity. In the fourth minute a through ball from Henry Wallace found Charlie Cope down the right.

Cope raced clear of the defence and struck a sweet shot into the opposite corner.

Rocester continued to look good going forward, but at times in the first period were thankful of some super defending from Magnus Brown, George Walker and holding midfielder Ben Simon.

The only surprise was that it took until the 19th minute before they added to the score.

Henry Wallace again won the ball in midfield and played a great pass to Kieran Swinson just outside the area.

He passed inside to Max Hunt – fresh off the bench – to slot away, with ease, past the keeper.

With five minutes remaining until the break Archie Hill received the ball down the left from Matthew Flanagan.

He played a great pass down the line to Swinson who weaved his way inside. His is shot was well saved but Max Hunt was there to sweep in the rebound.

The second half was played in much the same way as the first, with Rocester in control defensively – giving Keeper Bosworth very little to do.

The midfield were finding it a little harder as Whittington had become more defensive themselves.

However, Lasers found it increasingly difficult to cope with Wasps’ forwards who were strong and pacey.

Numerous chances came and went with Cope seeing a couple of efforts go wide and Magnus Brown having a header scrambled clear off the line.

Five minutes from the end Rocester did add to the score when Cope collected just inside the opposition half from an Ethan Archer pass.

Cope raced clear and sent the ball beyond the on-rushing Lasers keeper to complete the 4-0 scoreline, with a deserved clean sheet for Bosworth and his excellent defence.

Wasps man-of-the-match: Henry Wallace

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