Wrington travelled to Frome Collegians for this Bank Holiday fixture. Due to commitments outside of their control Manager Alan Smith and coach Lee Probert were unable to travel with the team. Colin Clarke was appointed ‘interim manager’ for the day together with senior pro Rich Lucas, who should get a special mention for leaving his holiday and enduring a 3 hour drive to the match. That IS I think you would agree commitment.
A number of players were not available so Clarke had to shuffle the pack again. Heavy rain prior to the game ensured that a good touch was going to be needed to keep the ball.
The game kicked off with both sides keeping the ball well. On 16 minutes the first real chance of the game came along following a mazy run by the returning Burchill,who after going past a couple of players shot over from a good position.
The game settled into a pattern with the home team keeping good possession of the ball without really getting at the Wrington defence due to the hardworking midfield of Lucas,White, Thomas and Burchill.
As the half wore on Cheeseman had a good chance from a corner with his powerful header being put just wide of the right hand post with the keeper beaten.
Wrington began the second half strongly with Cheeseman forcing a good save from the home keeper who managed to get a boot to a goal bound effort.
Frome got themselves back into the game and on 64 minute they made their only clear cut chance with the Frome forward lifting the ball over the bar from 6 yards while at full stretch. This did not mean that Frome were not an effective force, they continually probed for spaces behind the Wrington defence but the excellent Chris Bradley (MOM) (Sponsors – Gold Partnership, DAS Electrical, ITEC Electrical, SC 24/7 Building and Plumbing Contractors) sniffed out any danger being always in the right place to counter the threat and get Wrington moving in the right direction. Bradley was the stand out player in an excellent defensive performance with Thomas, Murry, Holland
As the game moved into the last 10 minutes Wrington created further chances with Kye Thomas shooting over the bar from distance. The best chance of the game then came along through the tireless Cheeseman who managed to get on the end of a through ball sliding his shot under the advancing keeper only to see the ball run agonisingly wide of the left hand post.
The game ending goalless. FT 0-0
This is the third game between the teams ending on this result.
A neat game of football with Frome passing the ball well and keeping possession but it was Wrington that had all the meaningful chances in the game.
It is likely that both teams had players missing so on balance at the start of the game both sides would probably have been happy with a point. At the end I would venture that Frome were the happier of the two teams.
MOM : Chris Bradley. Exceptional performance in defence and always looking to get the team going forward.
Up the Redskins