Weston Town 7 Wrington Redhill reserves 1
The score line may reflect the fact that Weston Town lead the league and Wrington Redhill currently prop up the table but in reality the game was much closer than the score line suggests and Wrington more than held their own for 60 minutes of the game. In fact Wrington Redhill were quick out the blocks and from the first corner of the match, Jordan Bonner had a great chance with a free header. However, they made amends minutes later as skipper Chris Holland fed in Rory Thomas to put the visitors in the lead. Weston had not played for three weeks and took some time to settle. It took a corner and fine header from Alex Parslow to get them back on level terms. Despite several more corners, a fine save by Matt Hill and Tom Ogborne hitting the bar, Wrington seemed comfortable and grew into the game. They were definitely strengthened by several players with first team experience and ambitions. Chris Bradley and Jordan Bonner strengthened the defence and Ethan Williams and Rory Thomas gave them a cutting edge. The last 10 minutes before half time saw Wrington threaten and Thomas saw a rising shot fly over the bar and Holland had another chance with a header. Jackson Cook was always a handful and both Andy Smith and Bonner tried their luck with long range shots. Being level at half time didn’t flatter the visitors at all.
The first 15 minutes of the second half continued in the same vein but the game changed when the ball bounced around in the Wrington box and ricocheted to Dan Hiscox who hammered it into the net. Holland tried to rally the visitors and a superb long ball from Bradley almost saw him respond immediately but in truth Weston were now in total control. A long slalom run in x-James was celebrating a top corner finish only to see Wrington defender Nick Curtis make a fine one handed save. It only delayed the celebration as James slotted home the penalty and Curtis was inevitably sent off. The Home side took advantage with goals from Jake Marshman, Bruno Castro and Tom Ogborne making the score look like a lopsided game which is harsh on the visitors especially youngsters, Brean, Mills and Found who battled bravely throughout.