This was Wrington Redhill’s fifth game in 10 days and tired legs and limbs were evident as the game progressed. As early as the first minute Ben Pinkney for the visitors got through but shot wide. Then a foul on George Martin saw Ollie Clements’ free kick collected by ‘keeper Owen Adamson.
Good fortune then came to the home side as Leigh White played a long ball over the defence to Jake Horton whose effort was parried by the ‘keeper but Sam Clark was on hand to slot the ball home for a 1-0 lead. For the rest of the half play flowed each way with most chances falling to the visitors including free kicks and corners dealt with by Ethan Johnson and ‘Dutch Holland’ using their height in defence with Matt Hill clearing up and Mark Brown an outlet on the right side of defence. George Martin made some good runs down the left flank and a couple of crosses caused trouble. Chris Bradley and Adam Caulfield battled hard in the central midfield area. Almost on half time the lead could have been doubled when approach play from midfield saw a ball bounce up in front of Adamson and Horton fires wide of an empty net.
At the restart Paul Faulkner replaced Adam Caulfield as Wrington Redhill sought to take the game to Nailsea. James Springett’s free kick was cleared and on the 60 minutes mark Rory Thomas came on for George Martin. The team seemed to switch off momentarily as Nailsea’s Luke Penberthy raced through to connect with a long ball which eluded the home defence to make it 1-1. This setback and with energy levels reducing in the hot sunshine and Nailsea’s confidence up meant that the home team had to dig very deep to hold onto a valuable league point. Jack Board came on for the worn out Sam Clark and helped see the game through to finish 1-1
GK, Matthew Hill
Defence, Mark Brown, Chris Holland, Leigh White, Ethan Johnson
Midfield, Ollie Clements, Adam Caulfield, Chris Bradley, George Martin
Forwards, Jake Horton, Sam Clark
Subs: Paul Faulkner (for Adam Caulfield) Rory Thomas (for George Martin) Jack Board (Sam Clark),
Bill Gough man if the match was awarded to Leigh White