Clevedon Utd A Vs Wrington Reserves – Attwell Cup

Result: 3 – 1 – Half Time 2 – 0

The Reserves good League form was thrown into disarray with last week’s cup drubbing so they were looking to bounce back against second division opposition in the Attwell Cup. Clevedon A’s are currently struggling but with their other senior sides not playing, they were bolstered by several class performers which made it an even contest. With regular midfield pairing of Paul Burnett and Matt Lenny unavailable a new look midfield hadn’t settled before they were behind to a soft goal.

Wrington began to settle and typically played some good football up to the home teams’ 18 yard box but were unable to move the defence around or pick the right pass. Wrington were well in the game but Clements’ one man press was easily played around leaving space in midfield for the second time which Clevedon exploited to go two ahead as the Clevedon midfield ran straight through to score. The visitors were frustrated as in between the goals they edged the possession and better chances. Louvais {Pictured) and Johnson were lively up front although Selman felt a little isolated and frustrated out on the left. The defence as usual marshalled by Chris Holland looked secure so Wrington always had a chance of getting back into the game.

Turning around still two down, it was important that Wrington got the next goal. They certainly started the second half with purpose and Louvais had several shots at goal, one of which rebounded into the path of Clements who forced a double save from the keeper before slicing the ball into the side netting. Finally they got the goal they deserved when Joe Moore and Paul Faulkner fashioned an opening for Tommy Johnson to slot in expertly to continue his good goal scoring form. Even so you still feel there is more to come from this striking partnership. Wrington made changes with Sean Cole and Josh Wells adding fresh legs and enthusiasm , as they pressed for the equaliser. With Holland pushing forward and Cole making three up front, chances and penalty appeals came but not the elusive leveller. The home keeper also made some fine saves, the best from a driven shot from Selman cutting in from the wing.

Almost inevitably, the home side capitalised as Wrington over committed and after a few near misses, the home team settled the tie with the third breakaway goal. With that the rain descended and the game ended as a contest.

With no game scheduled for this week, the Reserves now need to regroup to make the most of their good start to the league unencumbered by any cup commitments.

Team: James Williams, Callum Briggs , Nick Curtis , Chris Holland, Tom Lucas, Joe Moore, Paul Faulkner, Mike Clements, Kyle Selman, Louis Louvais, Tommy Johnson. Sean Cole, Josh Wells