The visitors were riding high in second place in the league and left in the same position after gaining this victory at the Recreation Ground. Timsbury were out of the blocksquickly and early attacks involving the lively Jem Lutwama and Rhys Cook were being repelled staunchly by the back line of Callum Briggs, Leigh White and skipper Ethan Johnson. On the quarter hour a corner found Cook unmarked and he easily headed into the net to take the lead. Shortly after Briggs was harshly penalised for handball after a fierce shot cannoned into him and the referee pointed to the spot. The penalty was well drilled past James Williams and suddenly Wrington Redhill found themselves 2-0 down despite competing well.
For the home side 17 year old Reece Ferguson–Obamwonyl making his debut for the Club showed a number of promising signs of his ability to get at defences and will surely progress with experience alongside of the other youngsters being brought through by player/manager Leigh White as he continues to build his new looking team this season.
The midfield quartet worked hard to get back into the game and Wrington Redhill pulled a goal back through a tremendous free kick by Ollie Clements from long range which whistled past Joshua Wilcox into the net. At this stage Timsbury seemed to be rattled facing a team now on the ascendency but held on to their lead until half time.
The second period could not have got off in a poorer way as the ball was lost on the right flank and subsequently driven past James William’s far post by Toby Neilson followed soon after by Cook getting his second goal for a 4-1 lead. The hosts introduced Adam Caulfield, Ryan Pugh and Joe Creese and picked up momentum again and Creese was rewarded with a goal for his lively second half performance. However Neilson added another goal for the final score line of 5-2.
Reflecting on the match manager White commented that his team were competing well but two ten minute spells when individual mistakes were made cost the team some reward for their efforts. Despite this there are signs of a coming together as the young players develop and other players brought in this season fully bed in. The hard work on the training ground will continue.
Goalkeeper: James Williams
Defence: Callum Briggs, Leigh White, Ethan Johnson
Midfield: Ben Sheppard, Ollie Clements, Simon Hewish, Rory Thomas
Forwards: Jake Horton, Ethan Williams, Reece Ferguson-Obamwonyl
Subs: Joe Creese, Adam Caulfield, Ryan Pugh