Saturday 21st March 2015
Wrington Redhill v Illminster Town
On a clear sunny day Wrington took on Illminster Town at ‘The Rec’.
The home team started brightly kicking up the slope and against a stiff wind. Early control of the game paid dividends as on 7 minutes a through ball by Leigh White was expertly taken in by Neil Andow. Bringing the ball under control with the outside of his foot, while on the run, Andow in one motion volleyed the ball past the away keeper from 8 yards for a great opening goal. 1-0
Four minutes later the home team were two up.With Wrington Pressing play high up the pitch an Illminster defender played the ball blindly back to his keeper. Andow raced onto the underhit back pass and lifted the ball over the now stranded away keeper from 18 yards. 2-0
Wrington continued to press and the away keeper made good saves from a Cheeseman gold-bound header and a Ben Ricketts shot after he had been played in by Andow.
The away team were always dangerous from set pieces with their big centre forward coming close on a couple of occasions with headers that went over the bar.
Manager Smith stressed again the need for a quick start and a further goal. On 62 minutes Wrington thought they had it. The ball was swung in from the right and it broke to Neil Andow who shot across the keeper and into the goal. However, a defender on the line hooked the ball away and the referee failed to award what was a clear goal.
Wrington were dominant for most of the second half with Chris Gale striking the post from range.
The introduction of Rowcliffe, Lucus and Tom Smith maintained the teams dominance and they easily saw out the rest of the game for a decent 2-0 win.
The quick start made by the home team really settled this game as a contest. Illminster worked hard and had a few half chances but Wrington were always in control of the game.
Next week the lads travel to Bishops Lydeard for what will no doubt be a much tougher assignment.
Up the Redskins
MOTM Neil Andow: Two well taken goals and a tireless work rate.