Aaron Wiseman stole the headlines with a true wonder goal, but the Portuguese duo of Manuel De Sousa and Ronaldo Gonçalves Pereira were the architects of this impressive win for St George’s
The frontmen were involved with two of the four goals for St George’s Academy as they dominated Wednesday’s fixture. St George’s gave Spalding Grammar a hard lesson for most of the game, continuing their unbeaten form to ten games.
St George’s had taken the lead shortly before half-time when talented youngster, Ronaldo dribbled through the Grammar defence to slot his shot into the bottom right corner.
The home side doubled their lead in the second half when De Sousa tapped in Ronaldo’s low cross from close range. Despite Spalding’s heads being down, the away side came back and produced their best spell of the game beating goalkeeper, Charlie Russell with a low shot to the bottom left corner.
After Spalding’s goal St George’s dominated the second period. The Academy side worked hard all over the pitch as they hardly allowed Spalding a sight of their penalty area, let alone the goal.
Adam Newton added to the home sides lead with a powerful shot to the bottom left corner. Aaron Wiseman followed two minutes later with a goal of the season contender from 25-yards which lobbed the Spalding goalkeeper, confirming St George’s victory.
Victory has boosted the high spirits in the St George’s dressing room as they travel to Carre’s Grammar next week for the Sleaford Derby.
St George’s Captain, Jack Wilson said, “I thought we were strong all the way through the match, especially with Oli Foreman playing extremely well like he has done for the past few weeks.
“Aaron’s goal was actually decent, when he lined up for it I thought it was going to be a fake shot to get around the player, but it was one of those moments when you try it and it works.
“We’ve prepared for Carres well especially with outstanding performances throughout the season with nine wins and a draw so I don’t think we could have prepared any better.”
The experienced midfielder went onto comment on his team mates saying, “Charlie (Russell) did superb for the fact that he hasn’t played in goal for a while. He pulled off a few crucial stops and clear the ball when necessary. Ronaldo is the best I’ve seen both on and off the ball. He reminds me of Luis Suarez in the way he is physical on the ball, plus he has got all the tricks up his sleeve and he performs them with ease. He has a lot of confidence whilst also having a killer instinct when he gets a sight on goal.”
St George’s Academy take on Carre’s Grammar School at North Gate Astro Turf next Wednesday 25th at 1PM.
STAR MAN: Ronaldo Gonçalves Pereira (St George’s)
St George’s Academy:
RB: M.Mansfield CB: M.Callow CB: S.Jackson-Soutter LB: M.Gorman
LM: A.Wiseman CM: J.Wilson (C) CM: O.Forman RM: M.De Souza
ST: C.Frain ST: Ronaldo Gonçalves Pereira
SUBS: J.Abra, S.Wiles, D.Bravo, A.Newton