Uphill Castle 0 Wrington Redhill 0

It was amazing that this game produced no goals. The hosts, Uphill Castle had enjoyed a recent run of results scoring seventeen goals in their last two games and Wrington Redhill have also been in good form, having beaten league leaders Minehead, the week before. Despite no goals nonetheless an excellent gamed ensued.

With Cory Thomas-Barker and Ollie Clements injury casualties from the previous week’s game, Matt Walsh and Joe Creese replaced them and Jack Hutchings returned to lead the attack. Right from the start Wrington Redhill continued their form exerting pressure and showing their intent on seeking a positive result with attractive attacking football.

In a dominant first half the front three of Reece Ferguson-Obamwonyi, Joe Creese and Jack Hutchings were constantly causing problems for the home side’s defence but were unable to find the elusive goal with both keeper Ryan Scott and his back line blocking out goal bound efforts on a regular basis.

At the heart of midfield Sam Parkinson, Josh Pitt, and Leigh White were in completecontrol and Rory Thomas made good link up play with Joe Creese on the left. Wrington Redhill keeper James Williams was never really troubled with protection from his fellow defenders Dan Ferguson, Ethan Johnson and Matt Walsh being solid when needed to be. In particular Walsh had a very impressive game and was eventually awarded the player of the match for the visitors.

It was disappointing to go to the break with the score level but at the restart the team continued where they had left off well on top and Hutchings appeared to have taken the lead when his effort was agonisingly approaching the goal line only for a last-ditchclearance from the line kept Uphill in the game.

As the half continued changes were made to inject fresh impetus with the introduction of Jordon Bonner, George Fake and Ethan Williams to press fo a winning goal. Indeed, it was Williams who had the best chance but again his effort was denied. Uphill to made changes and gradually worked their way back in the game although Williams in goal was not really tested.

The final score ended in stalemate at 0-0 but the quality of play reflected the performance of two very good footballing sides tested by heavy pitch conditions and yet still able to put on an excellent pre-festive match for those in attendance.

The player of the match was awarded to Matt Walsh.


Goalkeeper: James Williams
Defence: Matt Walsh, Dan Ferguson, Ethan Johnson, Rory Thomas
Midfield, Sam Parkinson, Leigh White, Josh Pitt
Forwards: Jack Hutchings, Joe Creese, Reece Ferguson-Obamwonyi

Substitutes: Jordon Bonner (for Rory Thomas), George Fake (for Jack Hutchings), Ethan Williams (for Reece Ferguson-Obamwonyi)