Wrington Redhill 1 Nailsea Utd 2
Wrington Redhill’s preseason schedule continued with another tough match against opponents from the Premier Division. With some regulars away on bank holiday breaks they fielded one of their youngest ever teams with 8 of the starting line up 23 or less. Even though they finished 2 – 1 down they played some very nice football against a more experienced team. In the very 1st minute the ball fell to Reece Ferguson Obamwonyl who looked odds on to score but he shot straight at the Nailsea keeper. After a fairly even start the ball was cleared upfield to Nailsea’s Nathan Shipway who appeared to manhandle defender Dan Ferguson off the ball before running on and slotting calmly past Matt Hill in goal. The home side complained bitterly to referee Jarad but he was having none of it and the goal stood. This spurred Wrington Redhill into action with Rory Thomas and Sam Parkinson linking well to feed the ball into Reece Ferguson Obamwonyl who was bundled over in the box for a penalty. With both recent penalty takers away on holiday (Ollie Clements who scored 2 and George Fake who missed 1) up stepped Ethan Williams to fire into the top corner. Nailsea almost went back in front when the ball fell to Shipway but his fierce shot was well saved by Hill.
Half time 1 – 1
Both teams made changes at half time but the game continued in a similar pattern with both teams playing a neat possession game. Some good work down the right by Joe Creese saw the ball fall to Sam Parkinson but he couldn’t keep his shot down and it drifted over the bar. The home team’s passing game meant they kept the ball for long periods but the final killer pass just didn’t come. The decisive goal came 15 minutes from time when Nailsea forced 2 corners in succession. The 2nd was met perfectly by Stuart Lee who’s close range header flew past Hill to put the visitors in front. Wrington Redhill continued to pas the ball beautifully and at one stage it looked as though Joe Creese was in for the equaliser but he was stopped in his tracks by Lee’s last ditch tackle. Manager Leigh White must be pretty satisfied with what he got from a very young side but sadly the afternoon was soured slightly Sam Parkinson was sent off near the end for something he said.
Supporters man of the match Rory Thomas.
Goalkeeper. Matt Hill
Defence. Matt Walsh, Ethan Johnson, Dan Ferguson, Ryan Pugh.
Midfield. Rory Thomas, Sam Parkinson, Chris Bradley, Joe Creese
Strikers. Reece Ferguson Obamwonyl, Ethan Williams