Watchet v Wrington Redhill
Saturday 25th January 2015
The ‘Redskins’ made the long trip to Watchet and came away empty handed.
The pitch was in good condition and a good display from Wrington was expected after last weeks great team performance at ‘Shire’.But Oh dear, that’s not what the travelling Wrington support got at all.
The game kicked off on a cold windy Saturday afternoon against a young Watchet side. Both sides battled hard in the early exchanges to gain some ascendency in the game. It would be true to say that no team really dominated the game at any stage and the first Wrington chance came on 20 minutes when a snap shot by Cheeseman was parried away by the Watchet keeper. Wrington were struggling to find any sort of rhythm and continual poor passing and ball retention did not help the cause.
On 35 minutes Wrington were lucky not have a penalty awarded against them when Lee White appeared to mistime a tackle in the box but the referee waved it away.
On 44 minutes the decisive moment in the game arrived. Watchet had the ball 20 yards out and with Simon Rigg trying to close down 2 players right back Lee White came out to help. This left a gap that the Watchet midfield player spotted,then sliding in a nice pass into the space behind ‘Whitey’ the Watched centre forward hit his shot from 8 yards scoring via the underside of the crossbar.
The second half followed the same pattern as the first. Lots of effort but not really any control of the game. On 60 minutes manager Smith changed the pattern putting 5 in midfield which helped a little. Then on 70 minutes a clear handball by a Watchet player (Both hands above his head) in their Penalty area was waved away by the referee.
The game petered out with neither side really impressing anyone and few chances being created by Wrington.
A special mention should go to Sam Clements who was on top of his game at the back for Wrington.
A disappointing game from Wrington and a much improved performance will be expected when the team returns to ‘The Rec’ for next Saturdays home clash with Bridgwater Town Res
MOTM – Sam Clements – Excellent defensive preformance and one of the few players to reach the expected playing standard.
‘Up the Redskins’