Cutters Friday v Wrington Redhill
Saturday 22nd August 2015
Wrington recorded their first victory of the season at Cutters Friday.
In a game the away team dominated Wrington were always in charge. On 9 minutes the first of many chances fell to the Wrington front two of Cheeseman and Knight.
Knight sprinted clear of the home defence with the home keeper saving with his legs. This was the start of a long afternoon for the home keeper.
On 13 minutes Cheeseman hit a rasping shot that went just wide of the post.
The home defence continued to hold a high line and on 24 minutes Knight was put clean through only to put the ball wide of the far post.
On 26 minutes Mike Faiers was bought down on the edge of the box but the resulting free kick led to nothing.
Wrington were in total control and minutes later an Mike Faiers corner fell at Cheesemans’ feet in the box but again he put his shot agonisingly wide.
On 32 minutes Cheeseman was put clean through again but his attempted lob was well saved by the home keeper. In the very next attack Mike Faiers struck a powerful shot that was again well saved by the ‘Cutters’ keeper.
On 38 minutes Lee White broke into the box and only a good piece of defending stopped him from scoring.
Somehow the game reached half time 0-0 with the travelling Wrington faithful begining to wonder if it was going to be one of the days.
With Managers Smith’s words of comfort at half time ringing in their ears Wrington picked up where they left off.
On 48 minutes Liam Knight was upended on the edge of the box but Sam Johnsons stinging free kick struck the wall.
On 51 minutes Cheeseman again made a great run and was put through only to see his strong shot from 18 yards pushed around the post by the home keeper.
At long last on 53 minutes the break through goal arrived. A long ball into the ‘Cutters’ box was headed back by Cheeseman to the feet of Chris Gale (pictured) who coolly slotted the ball into the corner of the net from 14 yards. 0-1
On 55 Minutes Rory Thomas was replaced by Jake Murray.
On 57 minutes Wrington won a corner, Mike Faiers delivered a lovely far post corner that Cheeseman rose highest to meet, nodding the ball back across goal where ‘johnny on the spot’ Liam Knight was waiting to ‘nod’ home from 6 yards out 0-2.
Two minutes later Cheeeseman was put through again but missed the target.
On 62 minutes the hard-working Lee White was replaced by the evergreen Rich Lucas.
On 68 minutes another inch perfect through ball had the ‘high line’ home defence chasing Liam Knight back towards their own goal. Again the home keeper made the save from Knight.
Then on 72 minutes and out of nowhere the best goal of the game arrived and it was a ‘Cutters’ move that produced it. A cross from Chiffo Nusuf was met perfectly on the volley by Neyo Mirachi from the corner of the box for a magnificent finish.1-2
Wrington to their credit continued to control the game and were in no mood to let ‘Cutters’ back into the match.
On 78 minutes the unlucky Cheeseman was replaced by Tom Johnson.
On 79 minutes yet another ball over the top was pounced on by Knight was blasted his shot past the home keeper from all of 30 yards for a fine goal.1-3
As the home began to tire Knight cut in from a wide right position and crossed a lovely ball to Jake Murray whose Bambi like movement had lost his marker and like a classic ‘fox in the box’ headed coolly home from close range.1-4
On 89 minutes Knight completed his hatrick. Yet another ball over the top was chased down by the ever willing Knight who capped a fine display with a coolly taken finish sliding the ball under the keeper to complete his hatrick. 1-5
Smith said after the game. ‘ The game should have been dead and buried by half time and our poor finishing is something will be working on in training. Cutters deserve a lot of credit for keeping going and clearly they are in a rebuilding phase after losing several of last years squad. However we remain unbeaten in a difficult run of 5 away games (Cutters away game No3) and credit must go to the players. We have good depth in our squad and if we work hard as a team we can be very difficult to beat.
Next week is another tough one for the team away to Frome Collegians your support is always valued.
MOTM:- Liam Knight. Fine hatrick matched with his non stop running.
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