Wrington Redhill 0 Somerton Town 4

The penultimate league fixture of the season brought together two teams contesting third spot held by Wrington Redhill, but it was next placed Somerton Town who leap frogged the home side with this victory.

Much of the first half was evenly contested with both defences keeping their opponents at bay. Somerton’s main threat was always going to be theirs and the Leagues top scorer Jamie Brown with thirty-three goals tohis tally prior to this game. As it turned out the first half was decided by a Brown superb free kick strike when the ball flew inside the far post with James William well beaten for a 1-0 lead.

From the restart Wrington Redhill started strongly with more pace and movement and dominated the play for twenty minutes but failed to convert two glorious chances which would have brought the home side right back into the game. However, it was that man Brown who at this point against the run of play extended Somerton’s lead. A quick counterattack saw Brown brought down in the penalty area and he got up and confidently fired into the net with ease.

The hosts kept plugging away with a view to seek their way back, but Brown completed his hat trick with a run across the box and fired his shot just inside the far post. This goal seemed to take the stuffing out ofWrington Redhill who lost some composure and in the dying minutes a poor defensive clearance fell to substitute Lewis Neenan who shot into an open goal for a 4-0 result in Somerton’s favour.

This was an all-round subpar display but nonetheless not a bad reflection on a young team, many experiencing their first taste of Senior football at County level. The lessons learned of the game at this level will stand them in good stead for next season when the ambitions will be higher in competing for promotion after a number of years of the team in decline.

The player of the match was fully deserved by Jamie Brown for his hat trick and increasing his goal tally to thirty-six for the season.



Goalkeeper: James Williams.

Defence: Josh Pitt, Leigh White, Ethan Johnson,  Jordon Bonner.

Midfield: Sam Parkinson, Ollie Clements, Cory Thomas-Barker, Dan Ferguson, Rory Thomas.

Strikers: Jack Hutchings.

Subs. Matt Walsh (for Rory Thomas), Reece Ferguson-Obamwonyi (for Sam Parkinson)