Another decent performance from relegation haunted Wrington Redhill but, once again they’re left with nothing to show for their efforts. The first half was an evenly contested affair, Brad Miles twice went close for Ilminster with 2 towering headers and a fierce drive from Taylor Jefferson was tipped around the post by Matt Hill in goal for the visitors. Wrington Redhill’s Leigh White almost got on the end of a loose ball in the Ilminster box to put the visitors ahead but his effort was smothered by home keeper Chris May. The best chance of the half fell to Ben Griffith who instead of shooting tried to pass to Jake White who was better placed but the pass was blocked and the ball was cleared.
Ten minutes into the 2nd half Ilminster went ahead when the visitors defence froze allowing Jefferson to score with a close range overhead kick which flew into the net giving Hill no chance. Things got worse for the visitors on 71 minutes when Miles let fly from outside of the box to find the bottom corner of the net. Wrington did pull a goal back with 5 minutes remaining when Griffiths pounced to bring hope to the visitors. It was all systems go for the last 5 minutes but the Ilminster defence held out blocking shots from Rowcliffe and Griffiths and clearing their lines effectively.
One positive for Wrington Redhill came from youngster Jake White who made a very promising full debut.
Bill Gough Wrington Redhill man of the match Leigh White.
Goalkeeper. Matt Hill
Defence. Callum Briggs, Chris Bradley, Jason Potter, Ollie Clements
Midfield. Leigh White, Ben Griffith, Adam Caulfield.
Strikers. Williams, Mike Rowcliffe, Jake White.
Substitutes. George Martin (for Caulfield 45) Andy Lilley (for Briggs 65) Mark Brown (for Potter 82)