Wrington Redhill 0 Winscombe 3
We knew as soon as we saw the super tough group we’d been drawn in that things were going to be difficult but the youngsters in Leigh White’s team are gaining valuable experience from these games. In a group with 2 teams from a higher division and Winscombe, probably the best team our division the lads have given a good account of themselves. 3 nil doesn’t really reflect what happened here when it was still 0 – 0 with 15 minutes to go but, once they went behind they went chasing an equaliser which left them short at the back.
There was just one change to the mid-week fixture team with the return of George Fake to lead the attack. This proved to be an even contest with both sides looking to play attacking football and the game started at a frantic pace with Leigh White, Sam Parkinson, Cory Thomas-Barker and Rory Thomas working tirelessly to get a grip of the midfield areaalthough few clear-cut chances were created.
The home side reached the interval level terms with the back line of Ollie Clements, Dan Ferguson, the ever-improving Ethan Johnson and Chris Bradley protecting James Williams. Reece Ferguson-Obamwonyi was his usual threat and George Fake worked extremely hard despite his lay off due to injury.
After the interval Winscombe came on strong in the later stages and James Williams pulled off a series of excellent saves but eventually the visitors went ahead from a Seb Williams cross goal shot inside the far post. As much as Wrington Redhill tried to get back into the game it was Winscombe that notched a further goal when substitute Callum McManus cut in from the right and fired past Williams. As the referee was about to blow his whistle for the end of the game Seb Williams popped up to score again for a 3-0 victory.
The final result was somewhat flattering as this was no means a one-sided match and the development of this young sides continues next week with a trip to Clutton in the fourth of six fixtures in the group stage of the Somerset County League Senior Cup.
Goalkeeper: James Williams
Midfield: Sam Parkinson, Leigh White, Corey Thomas-Barker, Rory Thomas
Strikers: George Fake, Ferguson-Obamwonyi
Subs. Matt Walsh, Ethan Williams