As extend winning run
Wrington As extended their winning run to four games with a convincing win against AFC Nailsea. Since Kev Lillwell and Dan McMullen took up the reigns the benefit of a few new recruits and a more organised, settled side is obvious. Matt Collins and Neil Lewis have settled nicely and combined well on the right side whilst Paul Poynter and Tom Fairhurst added depth to the squad starting on the bench. Whilst still looking for a centre back, Scott Gallacher has filled in expertly and if he’s not careful, will cement his place at his new position. Playing an attractive style of football, passing out from the back as often as possible, the home side started strongly. The only thing missing was the final pass and chances were hard to come by. When they did, James Ham in the Nailsea goal pulled off two fine saves,both from Tommy Johnson. One from point blank and one flying across the goal to claw the ball away from the top corner. Similarly, at the other end, James who until then hadn’t had a save to make, pulled off a great save as for once Wrington gave the ball away in defence leaving Rhys Andrews through on goal.
Just as it looked like the half might end goaless, a fine passing move released Clements on the left, Johnson fed Faulkner and his cross fell to Clements who had continued his run and wandered into the box. To everyone’s surprise and obviously wind assisted his shot curled into the top corner.
In the second half the wind and rain increased making it difficult for both sides but with Jonny Sykes using his size and Ben Lewis his pace and trickery, Nailsea were still in the game.However, ‘Harry’ Tapson and Kev Lillwell linked well in centre midfield and battled throughout driving Wrington forward.Once again, McMullen and Faulkner combined up front to set up a shooting chance for Lillwall whose long range shot struck the arm of an unfortunate defender for a clear penalty. McMullen continued his scoring run by expertly firing in the spot kick. Poynter and Fairhurst provided fresh legs and showed some nice touches and there was
still time for Johnson to round off the result with a fine solo effort.
Wrington’s winning run will be put to the test next Saturday away to Hutton which will show just how much potential this side has.