Wrington Return to Winning Ways

Minehead were the visitors to The Rec for this Premier Division clash.

The home team had several players missing including goalkeeper Ben Dancey. This forced Manager Smith into putting team Captain Cheeseman in between the sticks. Initial warming up of the Talismanic Cheeseman did not inspire confidence and it was fortunate that manager Smith was not watching!

The game started with Wrington keeping the ball well. The team playing their best stuff for a few weeks passed the ball with purpose and accuracy.

Both teams lined up with 5 in midfield, but the game was not a midfield battle as the game swung from end to end.

On 18 minutes a great chance fell for Leigh White. The ball was swung in by the accurate left foot of Rory Thomas, White who made a great run at the back post headed the ball just wide.

Wrington remained in control up to half time as several long shots and crosses were not converted into goals.

The second half started as the first half ended with Wrington in control.

The Wrington passing was begining to open  up spaces in the Minehead formation and on 57 minutes the breakthrough came for the home team. Mason Gardner slid in a nice ball into Mike Rowcliffe, who was having his best game in a Wrington shirt, took the ball, dropped his shoulder sending his marker the wrong way, then from 18 yards Rowcliffe passed the ball into the far corner of the net for stylish goal and finish.

Minutes later the returning Jason Eaton who had been making a number of intelligent runs got on the score sheet. The hard working Andow again got himself in the box and turning his man got to the the bye line. Getting his head up Andow spotted Eaton on the back post and crossed for his strike partner to power home a header from close range. 2-0

The home team chances of the retaining this lead were helped when the Minehead midfielder was given a straight red card by the referee for abusive language.

Wrington saw the rest of the game out comfortably after this incident.

The best the lads have played for a few weeks and they thoroughly deserved this victory.

A special mention for Graham Cheeseman who made a great save coming off his line diving at the feet of the Minehead attacker taking the ball cleanly. Also a great save at his near post with score at 0-0.

Dancey will have to maintain his form to keep the N01 Jersey following this performance from Graham ‘the cat’ Cheeseman.

MOM Mike Rowcliffe