Saturaday 14th Jan 2017

Wrington Redhill V Shepton Mallet Res

With the season now half over Wrington know they need to start picking up points if they are to avoid an end of season relegation battle and this was a massive step in the right direction.

In an even first 20 minutes both sides played some neat football without really troubling either keeper. But is was the away team that broke the deadlock.

Following a neat move the ball was fed through from midfield to the Shepton forward who coolly finished from 12 yards shooting across the Wrington Keeper into the far corner. 0-1

This could have knocked Wringtons confidence but to their credit the boys kept playing and  with half time approaching got their just rewards. The ball was crossed from the left and following a goalmouth scramble Liam Knight rammed the ball home from close range. 1-1

After the break Shepton had a spell of dominance and following a cross from the right the unfortunate Lee White slotted the ball emphatically between ‘Polish Dans’ legs for an own goal.

But Wrington did not let this get them down and pushing hard for an equaliser won a penalty for handball when the ball was travelling towards goal. Up stepped the ever reliable Luke Patton to send the keeper the wrong way. 2-2

Wrington now had their tails up and a couple of minutes later Lee White made up for his O.G. with the winner.

The ball was crossed from the right and White who was in the centre of the goal 8 yards out made no mistake sweeping the ball into the far corner of the net. 3-2

Manager Lucas said, ‘I wasn’t overly impressed with the first half but credit the lads they came back twice from behind and worked hard for a much needed win. We need to carry this result through to next week when we play Wells City Res. If we can win there we will drag them into the relegation battle.

MOTM :- Lee White – Tireless work rate and scoring the much need winner. (Mike Rowcliffe was a very close second)