This game was made all the more competitive by the return to Wrington of ex manager Alan Smith along with some players and staff.. After an even start home keeper Matt Hill was the first keeper called into action smothering a fierce drive to the feet of Chris Bradley who completed the clearance. The best chance of the half fell to Gary Freeman who headed Aaron Lata’s Corner over the Wrington bar. Nailsea’s Dan Pattison was in the wars, back at his old club he dived to head a free kick into the Wrington Redhill box only to be met by the boot of Sam Johnson, his ex centrehalf partner, full in the face as Sam cleared the danger.
The two sides continued to sound each other out in the 2nd half with Dom Grafagigno firing wide for Nailsea whilst, at the other end Liam Knight scuffed his shot after good work by Ethan Johnson and Callum Vickery. The deadlock was finally broken on 65 minutes when debutant Brad Cogan nodded in a Josh Benjamin free kick. Moments later the home side were incensed when the match official waved away penalty claims Shak O’Connor was bundled over in the box. To make matters worse for Wrington Redhill the visitors went 2 up in the dying minutes when Grafagino fired a free kick past the wall and out of the reach of keeper Hill. There was still time for Wrington Redhill to pull one back when Jake Horton broke through on the right and fired an unstoppable shot that keeper Mellor got nowhere near.
These 2 sides go head to head again next Saturday when they meet again in the Premier and First Division Cup. Same time Same place.
Goalkeeper Matt Hill
Defence Jake Horton, Mike Rowcliffe, Sam Johnson, Ethan Johnson.
Midfield. Umar Nyanzi, Michak O’Connor, Chris Bradley, Mike Faiers.
Strikers. Liam Knight Callum Vickery
Man of the match Ethan Johnson.