Wrington Redhill 1 Middlezoy Rovers Reserves 0
With several 1st team regulars away Wrington Redhill’s large squad was stretched to the limit and it took a last minute strike to secure the points.
The home team were largely in complete control of the 1st half but didn’t really create much. Crosses from Walsh and Creese from the right and Thomas from the left were comfortably dealt with by Hurlford and Male in the heart of the Middlezoy defence. A half chance fell to George Fake on the half hour but his scuffed effort was blocked away for a corner, by Hallet. However it wasn’t quite all one way traffic and Williams in goal for Wrington saved well from Reed before Andrews blazed over.
Middlezoy came out in tge 2nd half with more ambition and Arron Whaites and then Josh Ford tested Williams with decent shots on goal. Desperate to win the game and go top of the league Wrington Redhill were unable to break the deadlock when Fake made himself a yard of space but fired straight at Pugh in goal for Middlezoy. Soon after a superb through ball from Hewish put Creese in on goal but he shot well over. Hutchings suffered a frustrating afternoon where chances just didn’t come his way. Bonner came on for the injured Thomas and Leigh White although not fully fit came on for Williams to try to get the ball moving more quickly but Middlezoy held on desperately for the draw.
The master stroke came in the dying minutes when assistant manager Sam Clements brought himself on up front as a battering ram to cause some mayhem. He certainly did and the gamble paid off when he got to a throw in from the right and flicked it onto to Creese who volleyed into the bottom corner for a 1 nil win. Middlezoy were devestated.
Wrington Redhill man of the match Dan Ferguson for a disciplined display at the back and linking well with the forward line.
Goalkeeper. James Williams
Defence. Walsh, Ferguson, Johnson (capt) Thomas.
Midfield. Hewish, O Clements, Williams.
Stikers. Hutchings, Fake, Creese.
Substitutes. Bonner (for Thomas) White (for Williams) S. Clements (for Fake)