Wrington Redhill 4 Bishops Lydeard Reserves 1


Wrington Redhill got back to winnings ways with this home tie in the second round of the Somerset County Senior Cup fixture.
With five players unavailable player/manager Leigh White tweaked the team’s formation and handed full starting debuts to Jordan Bonner and Josh Pitt who both shone in a commanding all round performance. From the start White, Pitt, Sam Parkinson, and Ryan Pugh took full control of the midfield area and chances in front of goal were being created and as early as the fifth minute Charlie Hawkings, the visitors keeper, saved well from George Fake. With the front two of Fake and Jack Hutchings lively it was the hosts that took the lead when pressing the ball well, Parkinson slid the ball into Fake who this time made no mistake in finding the net.
A second goal for Fake came when a Ryan Pugh pass found him space to double the lead. It was soon time for his strike partner Hutchings to in on the act. Ethan Johnson’s long ball found Pitt who raced into the box with the ball then passed to Fake who instantly played into the path of Hutchings who fired into the net completing the half with a 3-0 score line.
The second half was pretty much the same although from a corner only partially cleared a Bishops Lydiard’s Ben Martin was first to react and his effort passed Williams into the net. However, the lead was further extended when Willams’ clearance was headed on by Joe Creese to Parkinson who again threaded the ball to Hutchings to score again completing his brace of goals.
A number of positives can be taken from this game as Bonner and Pitt laid out their credentials for the season ahead and the front two finding scoring form and the defence looking solid. It is back to league action next Saturday with another home fixture against Staplegrove with a 2.30pm start time.
The supporters’ player of the match was awarded to Sam Parkinson.
Goalkeeper: James Williams
Defence: Si Hewish, Dan Ferguson, Ethan Johnson, Jordan Bonner
Midfield: Josh Pitt, Sam Parkinson, Leigh White, Ryan Pugh
Forwards: Jack Hutchings, George Fake

Substitutes: Joe Creese (for Ryan Pugh), Ethan Williams (for George Fake), Reece Obamwonyi-Ferguson (for Ethan Johnson)