The Wrington ‘Redskins’ took their bucket and spades to Berrow this Saturday. The management team looking resplendent in their new ‘kit’ (thanks to Leigh White Construction) got the boys ready for what was going to be a difficult afternoon.
New signing Sam Clements joined the team in the warm up (transfer not completed in time to play) meeting his new team mates for the first time.
The game kicked off on a fine sunny day with the home team starting the brighter. The initial dominance was soon quelled by Wrington who then began to dominate the game. On 25 minutes Wrington had a strong appeal for a penalty when Chris Bradley appeared to be pushed in the back when jumping for a header in the box. The referee waving the appeal away.
Wrington were moving the ball well and with a few long range efforts from Neil Andow and the returning Chris Gale the home team keeper was kept on his toes.
The breakthrough came in the 35th minute after a long ball was flicked on by Gale to his strike partner Andow who turned the home defender who then in the view of the referee pulled back the Wrington frontman.
The referee pointed to the spot but took no action against the home team defender despite him being the last man.
Jake Murray resumed his penalty taking duties stepping up and powering the ball high into the net to the keepers right. 0-1.
The half continued with Wrington in the ascendency reaching half time without any real treat to the Wrington goal.
The second half started with the home team taking control but as in so many games this season the hard work of the Wrington team held the home team at bay. The game followed the pattern of Berrow pressing and Wrington chasing and tackling anything that moved in a red shirt.
Wrington still possessed a threat with the marauding Rory Thomas on the left hitting a number of excellent crosses and the Wrington front two working the home defence.
On 71 minutes Gale was replaced by Simon Riggs and the adaptable Bradley was pushed up front.
On 75 minutes the home team won a free kick and from 20 yards the Berrow skipper hit an excellent free kick over the wall and an equaliser looked on the cards until the excellent Dancey went full length to his right to push the ball around the post
On 77 minutes Andow broke free of the home defence and had a clear run in on goal. Andow attempted to lift the ball past the home keeper who stayed tall and managed to get a hand to Andows goal bound effort with a home defender getting back to clear the loose ball.
On 79 minutes the tireless Wallington was replaced by Norris at left back. Moments later a cross from the Wrington left was met with a glancing header that looked destined for the top corner but once again Dauncey pulled off another top save pushing the ball over the bar.
On 87 minutes Bradley was replaced by Lucas.
The home team were still pushing hard for an equaliser but the midfield quartet of Rowcliffe, White, Riggs and Thomas held firm and the solid Wrington back 5 closed the game out to keep the Wrington unbeaten run going.
Once again a real hard working team performance that ground out a team win.
The MOM could have gone to a number of players but for his two outstanding saves the accolade goes to Ben Dancey
Up the Redskins