Saturday 15th August 2015

Dundry Athletic v Wrington Redhill

Wrington travelled to Dundry and came away with a share of the spoils.

The game kicked off with Smith making a few changes to the side that drew with Frys Club last week in order to cover for the missing Graham Cheeseman.

The first 10 minutes were an even affair with Dundry having the advantage of kicking downhill. But as the game wore on Wrington became the dominant team.

On 12 minutes Wrington had their first sight of goal when Nick Faiers struck a powerful drive that missed the target. This was soon followed by another long-range effort from the impressive Mike Rowcliffe that also went wide.

On 20 minutes Liam Knight did brilliantly when he received the ball in the box with his back to goal .A smart turn and poweful shot sailed agonisingly over the bar.

With Liam Knight’s strong running and the midfield of White, Rowcliffe, Thomas and Bradley playing well it was against the run of play that Dundry scored. On 29 minutes a long ball from the back went into the Wrington box and as Callum Chainey challenged for the ball in the air the ball skewed off his head and from 12 yards out flew over the head of the helpless Gary Clark in the Wrington goal. 1-0

The rest of the half saw both teams try to play football but it was Wrington that had the better controlled possession.

H/T 1-0

The second half kicked off with Wrington going down the slope. Wrington continued to work hard for the equaliser and a number of chances came and went.

On 60 minutes Liam Knight received a nasty cut above his eye and was substituted. This bought on Tom Johnson to partner Mike Faiers upfront.

On 65 minutes Faiers created for himself a little bit of room on the 18 yards line and just failed with a curling far post effort.

Wrington continued to dominate and on 70 minutes the returning Jake Murry had a glorious chance. A great cross from the right found the unmarked Murry stood on the six yard line in the centre of the goal only for Murry put his header wide. At that moment several of the Wrington supporters that travelled began to fear that it wasn’t going to be Wrington’s day in front of goal.

Wrington continued to press and on 79 minutes they got there reward.A free kick was played out and a nice ball over the top allowed Mike Faiers to race clear of the Dundry back line and score with a delightful lob from 20 yards. 1-1

The game then became stretched with both sides going for a winner and only a world-class one-handed stop from Clark kept the scores level.

The game finished a breathless 1-1

Manager Smith said, ‘ Its another point ‘on the road’ but i felt we had the better chances to win the game. Still it’s another point and we move on to next week.’

A decent game of football that on balance Wrington probably deserved to win but Dundry were always in the game.  It was good to see Jake Murry back in a Wrington shirt after his long lay off through injury. Welcome back Jake……..still should have scored though. 😉

MOTM Lee White – Covered every blade of grass and controlled the game.