Saturday 11th April 2015
Wrington Redhill FC v Berrow FC
Wrington kicked off down the slope on a sunny blustery day at ‘The Rec’. The condition matched with a hard ground was never going to make this a classic affair.
Wrington took control of the game from the kick off without creating many chances. Then on 28 minutes a poor clearance by the home team was intercepted by the Berrow midfield and the ball was played through to the Berrow striker whose shot was beaten away by Gary Clarke in the Wrington goal. Unfortunately the ball fell at the strikers feet and he was able to walk the ball into the net.
Both teams continued to try to play football and on 37 minutes a further shot from a Berrow striker was well saved by Clarke. Wrington continued to press and on 43 minutes a shot from the influential Mike Rowcliffe was blocked when gold-bound.
Wrington were now playing up the slope and from the start this helped the home team.On 50 minutes a well placed shot by Louie Keane was well saved by the away keeper. Then on 60 minutes good running by Chris Bradly got him in on goal but his shot was screwed wide of the target. An excellent chance then fell to Cheeseman who broke free of his marker and with the keeper well off his line a lob looked to be the answer unfortunately Cheeseo shot wide from a good position.
Wrington were now well on top and on 72 minutes a double save from Louie Kean and Sam Johnson by the away keeper maintained the away teams slim advantage. Two minutes later a good cross from Tom Smith was headed over by Cheeseman.
Then on 76 minutes Wrington scored. A good move down the left got Chris Gale near to the byline, Gale crossed the ball and the away defender headed the ball into his own net.
Wrington continued to work hard for a winner but chances came and went and the game ended all square.
A game where the conditions made decent football difficult to produce.
Manager Smith was happy with the point.
Smith said ‘ Although I felt we controlled long periods of the game a draw was probably a fair result. Credit to both sides that they did try to play football in difficult conditions’
Wrington are now up to 7th in the league .
MOTM: Mike Rowcliffe. A hardworking performance that often got Wrington on the front foot.