Wedmore Reserves v Wrington A
Wrington travelled to wedmore in good spirits following their comfortable victory last time out but were welcomed by a wedmore side determined to give the visitors a lesson in what division 5 football is all about.
Wrington started by playing some wonderful flowing football only to be let down time and again by their poor final ball.
Wedmore then struck their first lesson totally against the run of play with a hopefull long ball over the top catching the otherwise faultless wrington defence on the hop and tidily finishing for 1-0.
The visitors then realised that this might not go the way they planned and really digged in to make amens and it wasnt long before an alex blake corner was headed home by tim ayres who neatly found the top corner from all of 12 yards.
Again Wrington may of been guilty of thinking they had riden the storm making chance after chance with McMullen, Ayres, skipper Burnett and new signing Josh Bennett all going close to scoring. It was however the visitors who again took the lead with a lucky effort from all of 50 yards finding its way into the back of the net. The back 5 of Marsh, Seaman, Ali Caulfield, Pullen and Fowkes mustve been scratching their heads after a usually impressively solid performance saw their side going in to the break 2-1 down.
The first 40 minutes of the 2nd half followed the trend of the 1st half with the hosts creating and missing chance after chance with the hosts clearly happy to settle and battle for what they had. The only real positive for Wrington this far in the second half being the assured debut if young Adam Caulfield (Pictured) who looked like he had been playing senior football for as long as his dad. 85 minutes was on the clock when McMullen rolled his marker in the box and was hacked down as he was about to pull the trigger. Ayres stepped up to take reaponsibilty and looked like doing nothing else than blasting home for the equaliser which he duely did.
Both teams then seemed to be heading for stalemate with the hosts still happy with what they had in the bank and Wrington happy not to face the travesty that defeat wouldve brung only for the visitors to win an injury time corner. McMullen put it into the danger zone where centre
back dave pullen rose and powered a header past the wedmore keeper for the winner. It was clearly no less than the vistors deservered but nonetheless was as impressive result being being 2-1 down with 5 minutes to go. Manager McMullen was more impressed with the fight and will to win than the performance which was of its typically high level – a combination that bodes well for the future.
Man of the match goes to Dave Pullen who was faultless in defense and helped the attackers out at the end with a thumping winner.