Wheatsheaf pull up Trees to win 11-goal thriller

Wheatsheaf and Ajax Trees beat the weather and went into the match both unbeaten in the league. And it was Wheatsheaf who took the points from the West Sussex League division five south encounter at the end of a 6-5 cliffhanger.

Ajax started the brighter and struck first when Sheaf failed to clear a ball and the mistake was pounced on by an Ajax forward.

Wheatsheaf responded well and created chances but from their own corner they were caught on the counter-attack and the ball was squared for a tap-in to make it 2-0.

Wheatsheaf once again responded in typical fashion. They created several chances before one was converted as a cross-shot from Sutton was pounced on by Boxall to make it 2-1.

The impressive Andy Boxall received the ball out wide and drove into the box and squared for Woolston to tap in for 2-2. Both goalkeepers were kept busy but in the move of the match Boxall found the net again to put The Sheaf 3-2 up at half-time.

Ajax Trees came out attacking in the second half and scored twice to go 4-3 up.

Again Sheaf had to come from behind and they did, piling the pressure on and eventually forcing an Ajax defender to head the ball into his own net.

A moment of individual brilliance saw Jonathon ‘The Bullet’ Barnett find space on the edge of the area then shift the ball on to his left foot before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the top corner to once again put the Sheaf into the lead.

Woolston was brought down for a penalty, but the spot-kick was superbly saved by the Ajax keeper.

This inspired Woolston to make amends - he received the ball out wide and beat two defenders before striking home to make the score 6-4.

With minutes remaining Ajax struck from long range to ensure a nervous finish.

Credit goes to both sets of players who contributed to a great game of football. MoM was Boxall.