Welton Rovers reserves 1 Wrington Redhill 3
Although not a scintillating performance Wrington Redhill nonetheless had the upper hand away to Welton Rovers Reserves coming away with a 3-1 victory. After a fairly even start the visitors took the game to Welton and a Thomas-Barker free kick was well saved before Welton’s Aaron Fowler was booked for a foul on Matt Walsh. The home team took the lead after 15 minutes when a free kick from the right was headed past James Williams in goal. This lead was short lives as straight away Leigh White fed Thomas-Barker in the central midfield area who on the turn passed the ball to the advancing Ryan Pugh on the left flank who delivered a superb cross that was headed home confidently by George Fake.
Ollie Clements was marshalling the midfield area and Jack Hutchings had a shot palmed away for a corner by Welton’s keeper Jed Benjamin. The hosts finished the first half with plenty of possession but little real cutting edge to really threaten James Williams as an Andy Gardener free kick sailed over the crossbar and Jed Parfitt clipped the bar and over when we’ll placed.
As the interval approached a substitution had to be made as White stretching for a tackle pulled his hamstring to be replaced by Jordan Bonner.
After an early Welton period of domination the second half belonged to Wrington Redhill with Hutchings prominent. He raced through on goal, but Benjamin brought off a great save before Fake headed wide. The lead came from a Clements corner as, half-cleared, the ball fell to skipper Johnson whose shot was parried into the path of Hutchings who thumped it home. The third goal came when Hutchings released Fake and it was his turn to run through on goal and he made no mistake in drilling the ball past Benjamin for a 3-1 lead.
At, 3-1there was still 25 minutes to, go and Welton were pushing hard to get something from the game. With Bonner Clements Walsh and Thomas- Barker working tirelessly in midfield the visitors continued to threaten and we’re almost rewarded when Pugh cut in from the left but his shot was easily dealt with. For the last 10 minutes it was dogged defending from Dan Ferguson, Ethan Johnson and Si Hewish that got the job done.
The travelling supporters gave a joint accolade of player of the match to Ollie Clements and Si Hewish.
Goalkeeper: James Williams
Defence: Si Hewish, Leigh White, Ethan Johnson, Ryan Pugh
Midfield: Ollie Clements, Dan Ferguson, Cory Thomas-Barker, Matt Walsh
Forwards: Jack Hutchings, George Fake
Substitutes: Jordan Bonner (for Leigh White), Mark Brown (for George Fake)
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