Hinsdale Central 5 HInsdale South 1
MATCH REPORT: Red Devils Get Result Over Hinsdale South After A Difficult First-Half by Zamaan Qureshi
HINSDALE, Il. (August 24, 2018) - Hinsdale Central completed a five to one victory, back on their home turf and Centennial field. The third game in four days for Coach Michael Wiggins and the Red Devils, and with another game coming up on Saturday. Wiggins’ side was clinical, coming back from one goal down courtesy of South attacker, Chris Wayman. First-half substitute Aidan White quickly pulled the Red Devils back into the game with a flying header off of a Jack McDonnell free kick. The game quickly changed midway through the first-half with the Red Devils taking up possession and starting to dominate the game. Threatening Hinsdale South and pinning them back from their counter-attacks, Central climbed their way to half-time.
Despite the change in mentally, and the ample possession in the second part of the first-half, Wiggins made definitive changes at the break and his words inspired a bright and lively performance from a rampant Hinsdale Central side. No doubt, set pieces were the name of the game and Central took advantage of the height of second-half substitute Trey Tabachka who converted from close range. The number three grabbing more minutes on the pitch after recovering from a lengthy injury, was another positive to take away for Wiggins. Off the post and in, the Red Devils took that momentum and Tabachka’s goal was followed by an audacious flick from another substitute, Gareth Maritz, who back-flicked his finish into the bottom corner off of, yet another, set piece.
Scoring in quick succession Aidan White bagged his second goal of the game and his third goal for the season, ranking him as top scorer for Central. Part of the young blood of the Central look, the junior, White, put the team first when asked how he can build off of his own emphatic performance. “After this one [game], scoring five goals we’ve definitely got our confidence back up knowing that we can score - we will score.”
Starter, Justin Kim, capped off the scoring with a long-range strike from the Central frontman, seeing his shot spilled by the goalkeeper, and taking Central’s goal count up to five for the night.
An ugly evening of weather, Central came out of the game relatively unscathed. A few minor knocks and injuries put a damper on the evening, but ultimately an entertaining outing. A hyper Central crowd readily enjoyed the fixture as well, with many students turning out to show their support.
Central’s busy schedule is capped off by an away trip to Wisconsin to take on Indian Trail and end the tight schedule. When asked about how he’s managing the tight schedule, Wiggins stated, “the guys that played the majority of the minutes today, have got a lot of their first minutes.” Making a number of changes today, Wiggins utilized his squad to capacity and “all in all, everyone's got some considerable amount of time [on the field].”
“This team has a lot of swagger when they play good possession” stated assistant Coach Peter Ginter, showing how this team is one of the most exciting to watch right now.