Saturday 17th October 2015
Wrington Redhill v Shirehampton
Wrington lost by the odd goal in seven and lost striker Laim Knight (Pictured) in the process to cap a miserable day.
Knight pulled up after just 6 minutes with what looks like a bad Hamstring injury to be replaced by Tom Johnson.
Worse was to follow as minutes later Shire got themselves in front with the returning Scott Bamford slipping the ball past the Wrington keeper Ben Gast into the bottom corner of the net following a neat pass. 0-1
Wrington began to get into their stride and on 12 minutes a fine shot be Cheeseman was pushed over the bar. The new look front line of Cheeseman and new signing Luke Patten began to show promise. A fine drive Patten effort was saved by the shire keeper. Then on 27 minutes Patten had the ball in the net. A great pass from Chris Bradley sent Patten away who coolly finished only have the goal ruled out for offside.
On 31 minutes a far post cross was met by Cheeseman whose header was in turn headed off the line with the ball falling straight into the away keepers hands.
Then on the stroke of half time Bamford scored again for the visitors.
The second half got underway with Wrington pressing hard to get back into the game and on 58 minutes Wrington won a penalty. Cheeseman being fouled by Shire defender Danny McCall.
Cheeseman got up and dusted himself down then neatly put away the resulting penalty. 1-2.
The next goal was going to be important and on 70 minutes Shire got to increase their lead 1-3. Worse was to follow as Bamford completed his hatrick on 78 minutes.1-4
However, Wrington did not throw in the towel and 83 minutes Cheeseman put Patten in on goal where he placed his shot into the far corner. 2-4
Minutes later Patten was at it again as Mike Rowcliffe sent a through lovely ball for Patten to run onto to again neatly finish past the on-rushing keeper. 3-4
There was still time for a Red card for ‘Shires’ Gerard Robinson. But the game ultimately ended in defeat for Wrington.
MOTM: Luke Patten. Two goals capped a fine all around performance
Manager Smith said.’ We were unfortunate to lose our Keeper (Gary Clarke) and with Liam Knight also being forced off it was always going to be a tough game for us. However, there were a number of positives none more so that Lukes (Patten) contribution. So we move onto another tough game with Frys next week’