New date for Triathlon

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This year’s triathlon will now take place on Sunday 7th July and not Saturday 6th as originally planned. We have decided that it would be better to hold this on a Sunday so that afterwards we can spend some time at our headquarters at the rec’. We hope to stage some youngsters matches and other competition so that everyone can get involved

All those taking part will cycle 10k and swim 1k at The Club at Cadbury House before running 5k back to the club. Everyone participating  has been asked to get sponsored for as much as possible as this is one of our main fundrasing events. Anybody with links to the club is welcome to take part, please contact one of our committee members to register and get a sponsor form. If you’re not taking part please make sure you sponsor somebody who is.

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Triathlon is on July 6th

Thanks to our brilliant sponsors The Club at Cadbury House we will be staging this year’s Triathlon on Saturday July 6th followed by a family fun day at the Plough Inn at Wrington. Everyone  taking part (player, parents, supporters and we’ll wishers)will be sponsored to cycle 10k in the spin room at The Club followed by a 1k swim in the pool and then they’ll run the 5k back to our HQ at the rec’. As cricket will be taking place at the rec’ that day we’ll then move on up to The Plough Inn for a BBQ and a family fun day including a Boules competition. This is one of our major fund raisers and whilst numbers are limited it is hoped that some of our junior members or perhaps even some parents could get involved and help raise some much needed funds. Sponsor forms are available from all committee members.

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Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, Cabinet minister and Vice President of Wrington Redhill attends end of season awards ceremony

Wrington Redhill F.C. were delighted to welcome several Sonsors and Vice Presidents to their end of season awards ceremony including Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP. A very well attended evening of players, club officials, sponsors and guests including former president Tim Bush and his wife who’d travelled from their home in Spain, enjoyed a fabulous buffet meal and were treated to entertaining speeches from player manager Leigh White and reserve team manager Mike Clements.

Leigh White is presented with Clubman of the year award by Dr Liam Fox MP

 

The awards went to:-

1st team player of the year – Callum Briggs

1st team players player of the year – Ollie Clements

1st team supporters player of the year – Ollie Clements

Young player of the year – Ben Griffith

Golden Boot Winner (top goal scorer) – James Marshall

Reserve team player of the year – James Williams

Reserve team players player of the year – James Marshall

A team player of the year – Paul Faulkner 

A team players player of the year – Finlay Taplin

Clubman of the year – Leigh White

The evening was compared by President Alan Garrett who handed out 2  special recognition awards, 1 went to Tim Bush for his long-lasting devotion to the club which has continued long after his move to Spain. The other went to board member Alan White who arrived at the club when his son Leigh was persuaded to join us and has worked tirelessly and brought vast experience and common sense to help with our decision  making.Manager Leigh White has already added some youngsters to his 1st team squad and has identified local teenagers Finlay Taplin and Will Perry as lads he expects to be pushing for a place in the coming season.

Callum Briggs 1st team player of the season.

Ollie Clements 1st team supporters player of the season and players player of the season.

Ben Griffith – Young Player of the Year
James WilliamsReserve team player of the season
James Marshall – Golden Boot winner and reserve team players player of the season
Finlay Taplin A team players players the year.

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Another frustrating game brings the season to a close

Clevedon Utd 2 Wrington Redhill 1

Already relegated the 1st team lost out by the odd goal in 3 against Clevedon Utd at Coleridge Vale. The lads started brightly and were 1st to threaten when a Ben Griffith shot brought out a fine save from Clevedon goalkeeper Jake Peglar. Neither side looked particularly threatening although Clevedon’s Jack Thorne did get the ball in the net after 19 minutes but was rightly flagged offside. We went on to cause our own downfall and went behind after 40 minutes when a loose pass from Jake White was picked up by Clevedon’s Mitch Probert and his low cross was bundled into his own net by the unfortunate Adam Caulfield. Right on half time we were back on level terms when Griffith danced through the Clevedon defence before crossing to Chris Bradley for a clever tap in.

Two minutes into the 2nd half Clevedon regained the lead when a poor pass and some poor defending left Callum Dunn time and space to smash the bal high into the net past keeper Hill. We rolled our sleeves up and worked tirelessly in search of an equaliser. Joe Creese was regularly getting the better of his full back and Rory Thomas was making some surging runs down the other wing along with Ethan Williams who was proving a real handful but the Clevedon defence held firm. The home side also created some chances but first Mike Rowcliffe and the Jason Potter made miraculous last ditch tackles to keep the match alive. Clevedon’s Mike Purnell was also twice thwarted by Matt Hill in goal. Another disappointing result but still much to build on for next season, our lively youngsters will be older and stronger and we are hopeful that last year’s top scorer Jake Horton and defensive colossus Sam Clements will be back from long term injuries. Player – manager Leigh White and his assistant Mark Brown are more optimistic

Bill Gough man of the match – Mike Rowcliffe.

Team.

Goalkeeper. Matt Hill

Defence. Ollie Clements. Mike . Adam Caulfield. Rory Thomas

Midfield. Chris Bradley. Ben Griffith. Leigh White. Jake White

Strikers. Joe Creese. Ethan Williams

Substitutes. Jason Potter (for Caulfield) Callum Briggs (for J.White) George Martin (for Thomas)

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Last home game of the season brings more heartache.

Wrington Redhill 0 – Stockwood Green 1

In their last home game of the season Wrington Redhill put up a good fight against visitors Stockwood Green despite going down by one goal. They got off to a good start and in the opening minutes Ben Griffiths found Leigh White who fired just wide of goal. The conditions were affected by very strong winds but both sides sought to play on the ground as much as possible and in the circumstances produced an entertaining game.

For Stockwood Lee Millard shot wide across goal and Dan Barwood hit the net but his effort was ruled offside. The hosts the won a series of corners and Ollie Clements saw his effort cleared off the line and Adam Caulfield just missed connecting on another from Jake White. Matt Hill was coping with any threats in his goal area and Mike Rowcliffe was commanding at the heart of defence. Towards the end of the half Joe Creese fired over from a Rory Thomas cross and Rowcliffe came very close with a header towards goal.

It was pre3tty much the same in the second half with Wrington Redhill launching many attacks with Leigh White, Ben Griffiths and Jake White in control of the midfield area. Ethan Williams was battling away leading the attack but as has been the story of the season converting good play into goalshas been the team’s Achilles heel and it was the same again in this match. It continued in this way when a corner from Jake White was cleared to Leigh White and ‘keeper Tom Reid did well to keep out his wind assisted lobbed effort. Another Rowcliffe effort went over the bar from Clements’ corner.

A long clearance was picked up by Jake James deep in the Wrington Redhill half and he stayed cool and lobbed the ball over the advancing Hill to take a 1-0 lead against the run of play.

All credit to the home side who kept plugging away for a well deserved equaliser but the nearest they came was at the death when Adam Caulfield headed another Rory Thomas cross wide.


Bill Gough man of the match: for his box to box work rate and encouragement to the team this was awarded to Player/Manager Leigh White

GK, Matt Hill

Defence: Ollie ClementsCallum Briggs, Mike Rowcliffe, Rory Thomas

Midfield: Ben GriffithsAdam Caulfield, Leigh White, Jake White


Forwards: Ethan Williams, Joe Creese

Subs: George Martin (for Eathan Williams ), Sam Clements (Callum Briggs), Mark Brown (unused)

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1st team frustrated once more

Wrington Redhill 1 Ilminster Town 1.

The first team were in action for the second time on the Easter weekend with a home game against Ilminster Town. Following on from the impressive performance at Watchet Player/Manager Leigh White had to make enforced changes in the absence of Chris Bradley (injured), Mike Rowcliffe (bitten by dog on morning of game requiring hospital treatment) and the unavailable Joe Moore and Jason Potter. In came Tom Sage and Adam Caulfield as the central defence partnership and Rory Thomas and Ben Griffiths in midfield. All played their parts in another entertaining game with the squad showing their commitment to the Club despite the impending relegation at the end of the season.

The home side were on the front foot from the start with Griffiths much involved as were his young team mates Joe Creese on the right flank, Ethan Williams leading the attack and Jake White joining in from his midfield role. Sage and Caulfield were firm in holding the visitor’s attack and full backs Ollie Clements and Ethan Johnson were supporting the attacking moves well. Leigh White was at the heart of midfield directing the play and Rory Thomas enjoyed a lot of the ball on the left flank.

IWrington Redhill took the lead soon into the second half with Rory Thomas producing a rare goal with an assured strike beyond the away team’s ‘keeper Chris May. Ethan Williams had two glorious chances to have put the game beyond Ilminster. The first came to him a great pace after Joe Creese outpaced his full back and fired in a cross that Williams could only deflect over the bar. The second chance was beautifully curled past the visiting keeper and was heading its way into the right hand corner until a defender, sprinting towards his own goalmouth managed to slice it over via the top of the crossbar.

Unfortunately a late free kick was awarded and Matt Hill made a splendid diving save low down to his right but the ball was collected on the left and quickly played back towards the far post and was bundled in for the equaliser at 1-1 which was how the game ended.

Ethan Johnson picked up what appeared to be a nasty injury and was carried from the field and taken to hospital for an X-ray. All that the Club wish him well and hope the severity of the injury is not as bad as first seemed.


Bill Gough man of the match: For his goal and attacking play this was awarded to Rory Thomas

GK, Matt Hill

Defence: Ollie ClementsAdam Caulfield, Tom Sage, Ethan Johnson

Midfield: Ben GriffithsJake WhiteLeigh White, Rory Thomas


Forwards: Ethan Williams, Joe Creese

Subs: Callum Briggs (for Ethan Williams)George Martin (for Jake White), Sam Clements (unused), Mark Brown (unused)


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Watchet Town 0 Wrington Redhill 0

Having to travel to highly league placed Watchet on an Easter Saturday was always going to be a tough fixture but the whole team could hold their heads up high following a spirited performance and deservedly came away with a point.

Wrington Redhill took the game to their opponent’s right from the start winning a succession of early corners with Leigh White twice going close from deliveries by Ollie Clements and Jake White. Mike Rowcliffe had a shot blocked and Jake White and front man Ethan Williams were linking well in the wave of attacks into the host’s area. An excellent passing move came from Joe Moore, Ethan Johnson and Jake White combining to set up Leigh White whose final shot went just wide of a post.

Watchet always looked dangerous on the counter attack and a long ball found Tom Sparks with only ‘keeper Matt Hill in front of him but somehow Rowcliffe got back and made a superb block tackle to avert the danger. Shortly after Hill appeared to have been impeded in clearing a ball at the edge of his box the ball reaching Billy Jones whose lob into the goal area just sailed over the bar with Hill being left stranded.

Chris Bradley saw his crashing effort rebound off underside of the cross bar for safety before Jake White’s deft pass found Williams whose lob evaded home ‘keeper Adam Bishop but bounced agonisingly wide. As the half time break approached it was end to end play with Ethan Johnson making some good runs down the left flank and Joe Creese terrorising his marker on the right. The visitors also had some defending to do, Goalkeeper Hill made a good save from an Eben Harding strike and Jason Potter coming to the rescue with a saving tackle to keep the score level at 0-0 at the interval.

Callum Briggs replaced the injured Bradley early into the second half and settled in at the right back position releasing Ollie Clements to move forward to the midfield and he and Leigh White kept probing the home side ensuring that the lively Jake White, Joe Creese and Ethan Williams were given the ball as much as possible as they were causing the home defence all sorts of problems well supported by Joe Moore himself having a fine game. However a defensive mix up needed Leigh White to race across the penalty area to take the ball off the Watchet danger-man Aaron Deeks about to let fly.

Wrington Redhill’s next attack saw Joe Moore curl a shot into the net but celebrations were quickly curtailed when it was ruled out for an off side infringement. And so the game went on to the finish with both sides seeking a winning goal but fittingly it ended all square having provided good entertainment for the large crowd.


Bill Gough man of the match: There were a number of contenders but it was awarded to Mike Rowcliffe for his dominant display at the heart of the defence.

Team:- 

GK, Matt Hill

Defence: Ollie Clements, Mike Rowcliffe, Jason Potter, Ethan Johnson

Midfield: Joe MooreJake WhiteLeigh White, Chris Bradley


Forwards: Ethan Williams, Joe Creese

Subs: Callum Briggs (for Chris Bradley), Sam Clements (unused), Mark Brown (unused)

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Wrington Redhill 1 Westfield 3

This was the last chance for Wrington Redhill to realistically get a winning result to keep them in the Premier Division of the Uhlsport Somerset County League. Their visitors are one place above them and this was the proverbial six-pointer fixture and failing to secure the needed victory will almost certainly see the team relegated at the end of the season.

The home side really went for the victory and had the major share of possession during the first half with some excellent passing approach play but the story of the season has been the inability to convert this into goals. Chances came involving the lively Jake White with one cross just eluding Joe Creese and then another drifting from the left which looked to have deceived Westfield’s goalkeeper Joshua Matthews but he managed to back track and collect the ball. The best chance came following a good run down the left flank by Ethan Johnson who fed Ethan Williams then on to Ollie Clements whose effort rose over the crossbar. Matthews smothered a shot from Creese and Ben Griffiths saw his shot go wide of a post.

Despite this dominance warning bells rang late on in the half when twice Westfield broke away from defence and Ryan Allen headed straight to home ‘keeper Matt Hill and followed up with a ‘goal’ which was disallowed for an offside decision. It was all square at the break with strong performances from Leigh White and Mike Rowcliffe marshalling the midfield and defence units respectively.

Within ten minutes of the restart Wrington Redhill’s fate was sealed as defensive lapses allowed Westfield to score twice in the space of a minute. Ryan Allen was allowed to race through on goal and slot past Hill and quickly after Chris Tucker added another following poor defending. At 2-0 down hopes were briefly raised when Leigh White’s overhead strike found the top corner of the net. 

Adam Caulfield and George Martin replaced Chris Bradley and Jake White and the home side desperately sought to get back on level terms and half chances were created for Ollie Clements, Rowcliffe, Williams. This all out attack left them open to the counter attack and Hill made a point blank save from Adam Pugsley’s strike and very late on Ethan Johnson was penalised for a late tackle conceding a penalty which was blasted into the net by Darren Gibbs to end the game at 3-1 to the visitors.

Bill Gough man of the match was awarded to Mike Rowcliffe.

GK, Matt Hill

Defence: Chris BradleyTom Sage, Mike Rowcliffe, Ethan Williams

Midfield: Joe CreeseBen Griffiths, Leigh White, Ollie Clements

Forwards: Ethan Williams, Jake White

Subs: Adam Caulfield (for Ethan WilliamsGeorge Martin (for Jake White), Sam Clements (for Joe Creese)

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Odd Down reserves 1 Wrington Redhill 1

This was a game between the bottom two sides of the League and Wrington Redhill needed all three points in their fight to avoid the drop with their hosts already relegated. New signing Tom Sage made his debut in defence with anattacking line up selected by Player/Manager Leigh White which resulted in an encouraging first half. Early on a Leigh White free kick was blocked by the defensive wall with the ball finding Ollie Clements and his long range effort was collected by home ‘keeper Cameron Shipway. Further half chances came from two corners from Jake White and another Clements free kick. The lively duo of Ethan Williams and Ben Griffiths were causing the home defence problems and both were continually being brought down which eventually led to James Payton being yellow carded for one too many on Griffiths. It was fitting that on the half hour mark Griffiths fed a slide rule pass through the defence into the path of Chris Bradley who fired an unstoppable shot past the ‘keeper to take a 1-0 lead.

The back line held firm against the odd counter attack with Tom Sage and Mike Rowcliffe forming a good central pairing and full backs Callum Briggs and Ethan Johnson, back from injury, both supporting well. Rowcliffe’s cross field ball to Jake White just eluded him as he was shaping up to strike at goal but despite pressing for another goal Wrington Redhill had to settle for a 1-0 half time lead.

Odd Down started the second half very lively and Briggs headed clear a cross from Martin Smith for a corner which was cleared by Matt Hill and at the other end Williams and Jake White combined well without getting the final shot in at goal. John Elliot blasted over when Hill punched a corner away tohim. Chris Holland came on to provide some extra physical presence in the place of tiring Williams to keep the pressure on the defenders.

With twenty minutes from the end Wrington Redhill were stunned when Odd Down were awarded a free kick just outside the penalty area which seemed a very harsh decision. Substitute Curtis Dunn line up his effort to perfection and the ball sailed over the defensive wall and into the top left corner of the net leaving Hill no chance to get close.

Late on Adam Caulfield and Sam Clements replaced Leigh White and Briggs as the last chance to seek the winning goal. It looked like the tactic had paid off when Ollie Clements fired in a corner with his brother Sam rising to head the ball down and then saw it cleared off the line by a desperate lunge from a home defender.

The final score was 1-1 and with results elsewhere going in their favour this point might well yet be vital to stay in the top division of the Somerset County League. Next week’s home game against Westfield one place above Wrington Redhill becomes yet another vital clash for the battling squad.

Bill Gough man of the match was awarded to Ben Griffiths.

GK, Matt Hill

Defence: Callum Briggs, Tom Sage, Mike Rowcliffe, Ethan Johnson

Midfield: Chris BradleyBen Griffiths, Leigh White, Ollie Clements

Forwards: Ethan Williams, Jake White

Subs: Chris Holland (for Ethan WilliamsAdam Caulfield (for Leigh White), Sam Clements (for Callum Briggs)

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Ilminster Town 2 Wrington Redhill 1

Another decent performance from relegation haunted Wrington Redhill but, once again they’re left with nothing to show for their efforts. The first half was an evenly contested affair, Brad Miles twice went close for Ilminster with 2 towering headers and a fierce drive from Taylor Jefferson was tipped around the post by Matt Hill in goal for the visitors. Wrington Redhill’s Leigh White almost got on the end of a loose ball in the Ilminster box to put the visitors ahead but his effort was smothered by home keeper Chris May. The best chance of the half fell to Ben Griffith who instead of shooting tried to pass to Jake White who was better placed but the pass was blocked and the ball was cleared.

Ten minutes into the 2nd half Ilminster went ahead when the visitors defence froze allowing Jefferson to score with a close range overhead kick which flew into the net giving Hill no chance. Things got worse for the visitors on 71 minutes when Miles let fly from outside of the box to find the bottom corner of the net. Wrington did pull a goal back with 5 minutes remaining when Griffiths pounced to bring hope to the visitors. It was all systems go for the last 5 minutes but the Ilminster defence held out blocking shots from Rowcliffe and Griffiths and clearing their lines effectively.

One positive for Wrington Redhill came from youngster Jake White who made a very promising full debut.

Bill Gough Wrington Redhill man of the match Leigh White.

Team

Goalkeeper. Matt Hill

Defence. Callum Briggs, Chris Bradley, Jason Potter, Ollie Clements

Midfield. Leigh White, Ben Griffith, Adam Caulfield.

Strikers. Williams, Mike Rowcliffe, Jake White.

Substitutes. George Martin (for Caulfield 45) Andy Lilley (for Briggs 65) Mark Brown (for Potter 82)

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