Saturday 12th September 2015
Wrington Redhill v Odd Down (Res)
Wrington lost their unbeaten record to high-flying Odd Down Res in a closely fought match at ‘The Rec’.
In an even first half both sides created little in the way of clear cut chances.
On 28 minutes following a good ‘layback’ by Cheeseman, Simon Riggs struck a powerful shot that went wide of the post. Then on 43 minutes Riggs was again unlucky when the keeper made a good save low down at his near post.
On 49 minutes Gary Clarke was called into action making a good save from an Odd Down free kick.
Then on the hour mark the deciding goal of the game. Following a throw in good work by the Odd Down forward worked himself a shooting chance and he made no mistake placing his shot low into the bottom corner of the net.
Wrington replaced Simon Riggs with Jake Murray and changed their shape. This had the desired effect and Wrington began to get on top.
On 70 minutes a Cheeseman header was cleared off of the line and a Wrington penalty shout was waved away by the referee.
Wrington continued to press but could not find a way through.
In extra time Odd down had a chance to make the win more emphatic but the Odd Down striker who was one-on-one with Clarke put his shot wide.
Manager Smith said. ‘ It was disappointing to lose our unbeaten record, especially at home,but I don’t think their much between the two sides. It always looked like one goal was going to settle to the game and Odd Down got it.’
MOTM: Sam Clements (pictured) – Rock solid performance at the heart of the defence.
No game next week as there is a league Representative match.
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