Wrington Redhill 2 AFC Brislington 1


After a season of pulsating, sometimes nail biting, quality football enjoyed by the following faithful at Wrington this term this lacklustre display came as a bit of a shockOn a breezy day with a bobbly pitch this was never going to be a classic against a Brislington team who had been bottom of the league all season. Manager Leigh White had rested a couple of regular starters and moved himself into central defence. Right from the start his side seemed to be happy to do just enough to win and White and his generals in the dugout were constantly having to liven everyone up. 

Soon after the start Jack Hutchings’ fierce shot from just inside the box was well saved by Archie Didcott in goal for the visitors. Sam Parkinson, Cory Thomas-Barker, and Josh Pitt were starting to get their passing game together when, against the run of play a long clearance put Brislington’s James Laver through on goal and his shot was well saved by James Williams in goal for Wrington Redhill. Soon after a move started by Hutchings who spread the ball wide to Pitt and his first time cross found ThomasBarker who controlled it and smashed it into the roof of the net for a  1-0 half time lead. 

The second half continued with the home side in control, but it was still a scrappy affair. Matt Walsh breaking forward from right back was brought down just outside of the area and Thomas Barker’s dipping free kick smashed against the bar with Didcott well beaten. The home side continued to press with Josh Pitt jinking skilfully past everyone before carefully slotting the ball just wide and various long-range efforts that came to nothing. Jordon Bonner had replaced Ryan Pugh on the left at half time and it was his cross that eventually led to the second goal. Fake outjumped Brislington’s  Josh and nodded the ball square to Parkinson who placed it neatly into the bottom corner. 

The visitors got back into the game with 5 minutes to go when a good passing move involving Taylor, and Little found Michael Veale who lobbed the ball over Williams to make it 2 – 1 and keep things interesting to the end.

Wrington Redhill supporters Man of the match Sam Parkinson


Goalkeeper: James Williams. 

Defence: Matt Walsh, Dan Ferguson, Leigh White, Ryan Pugh. 

Midfield: Sam Parkinson, Josh Pitt, Cory Thomas-Barker, Ollie Clements. 

Strikers: George Fake, Jack Hutchings. 

Subs. Jordon Bonner (for Pugh) Chris Bradley (for White) Reece Ferguson-Obamwonyi (for Pitt)