Saturday 10th October 2015
Staplegrove FC v Wrington Redhill
Wrington made the long trip to Staplegrove and came away with all three points.
In an even and uneventful first 45 minutes Staplegrove shaded the game but both goals remained in tact.
The second half was a much more eventful affair.
On 55 minutes Gary Clarke in the Wrington goal made a fine save from the Staplegrove centre forward.
But as the half wore on Wrington gradually got a grip on the game.
On 61 minutes Jake Murry replaced Simon Riggs.
Minutes later Wrington won a corner.
The impressive Chris Gale stepped up and crossed the ball. The ball missed several of the on rushing Wrington forwards and fell to Jake Murry at the far post.A first-time half volley returned the ball into the box where the deadly Graham Cheeseman was waiting. As so often Cheeseman got his head on the ball and directed it past the helpless Staplegrove keeper from 8 yards for the opening goal.
On 67 minutes Liam Knight was replaced by new signing Luke Patten who went on to make an impressive debut for ‘The Redskins’.
On 89 minutes Wrington doubled their lead.
The ball was played up to Patten who turned and drifted past 3 Staplegrove defenders before passing inside to Leigh White who helped the ball on to Jake Murry who hit a strong shot from 12 yards. The Staplegrove keeper did well to get down and parry the shot away,Unfortunately for him straight back to Murry who coolly lifted the ball over the prone keeper to seal the win.
In the 90th minutes Mike Rowcliffe won a free kick. Chris Gale stepped up but put his free kick wide of the far post.
Stand in Manager, Mr Colin Clarke said. ‘ It was a very difficult game and Staplegrove did not play like a team one off the bottom. I felt they just shaded the first half but we have a committed bunch of players and we eventually got on top and won it with a couple of well taken goals’.
MOTM :- Chris Gale (Pictured) An all around impressive performance from a wide position.
Next week ‘The Redskins’ are at home for the first of four home games. However, it’s going to be a tough start as last years league champions Shirehampton FC visit ‘The Rec’.