Saturday 31st October 2015
Wrington Redhill FC v Clevedon Utd FC
On a fine clear day Wrington entertained Clevedon United at ‘The Rec’.
Wrington got off to a flyer as in the 2nd minute Cheeseman won a ball in the air that found it’s way to Luke Patten. Patten pushed the ball to his right and struck a firm shot from 10 yards that flew into the Clevedon net. Wrington were in control early in the game but gradually Clevedon played themselves back into the game and in the 11 minute they equalised. 1-0
The ball was played into the box and in following a challenge the ball became trapped under the legs of a fallen Clevedon player. The clevedon player kept the ball there and as everyone waited for the whistle the ball was prodded home. 1-1
minutes later Wrington were back in front. Following a cross from the left Cheeseman challenged for the ball. The ball fell to Simon Riggs (Pictured) who from 10 yards hit the ball through a number of players and into the far corner of the net for a neat finish. 2-1
Wrington were now on top and a good move down the left saw the ball crossed by Chris Gale to Chris Bradley whose shot from 7 yards was well saved by the Clevedon keeper.
In the 44th minute Wrington extended their lead. Following the best piece of football played in the half Callum Chambers fed in Chris Gale whose near post cross was met by Bradley who expertly headed the ball across the keeper to see it nestle just inside the far post for an excellent finish. 3-1
AT half time Manager Smith stressed the need to start the second half well and score first. This is what the Redskins did.
On 49 minutes Jake Murray drove into the box where he was upended by ‘TowBar’ to give the ref little option but to award a penalty. Luke Patten stepped up and scored to keep his ‘hot streak’ going. (5 in 3 games) 4-1
The game settled into a more even affair and on 67 minutes Clevedon got back into the game. The ball was crossed into the Wrington box where the Clevedon forward managed to hit an angled drive that went in off of the post. 4-2
However Clevedon were unable to exert any pressure before Wrington scored again.
On 70 minutes Murry was replaced by Ben Ricketts who on 72 minutes won the ball from the Clevedon full back when the ever alert Cheeseman nipped in and picked the ball up. Cheeseman strode into the box where he smashed the ball across goal past the keeper into the net. 5-2
The scoring was not finished however and to Clevedons’ credit they kept going and on the 84th minute following a long through ball the Clevedon forward hit the ball under the body Wrington keeper, Jordan Paton who made a fine debut in the Wrington goal. 5-3
Wrington saw the game out for a 5-3 win.
Manager Smith said, ‘ I am fairly pleased but we should have been out of sight by half time. We are missing a few players but this shows that we have 15/16 players who are all capable of playing at this level. The win has put us up to 6th and in a way its a shame that its a cup weekend next Saturday as I would have liked to keep the league form going.’