Wrington Reserves V Nailsea and Tickenham FC ‘ A’
After a mini run of wins which see the Reserves challenging at the top of Division 2, Wrington were keen to test themselves against a team from the first Division in the Cup. Quicker out of the traps, Wrington had gilt edged chances to take the lead with O’Connor, Edmunds (Pictured) and Clements all having chances to hit the target. One particular corner produced a pin ball effect which saw the ball cross the line …but not completely. As so often, these misses proved costly when a deep run from midfield was blocked by Curtis only to see the ricochet fall perfectly to be blasted into the net. However, the visitors showed their spirit and continued to trouble the home team resulting in a deserved equaliser through a Seaman header. Again, falling to the cliché of being most vunerable having scored, Wrington proved hesitant in defence and a seemingly harmless cross was allowed to run right through the box for an easy tap in. The game remained an end to end affair up to half time.
With late arrival Tommy Johnson available from the subs bench, Wrington were still hopeful and produced a number of chances but after one such effort ,and with Seaman claiming a foul, the game was all but sealed by a wonderful counter attack and long range effort for Nailsea’s third.
Tommy Johnson applied a characteristicly stylish finish having been put through by a slide rule pass to give Wrington a glimmer of hope but with Louvais and Edmunds suffering slight knocks, Wrington lost their shape. It was hard on the visitors to be punished by two further well taken goals and the final score of 5 – 2 was a little harsh. There is though little doubt that having conceded 8 goals in two games work needs to be done at tightening up in defence and for the much vaunted attack to convert more of their chances if Wrington are to continue their progress up the Leagues.