Fry Club must certainly enjoy midweek visits to Worle 4G pitch which was again used for this game as the Rec is still unplayable. Their last visit saw them put 6 goals past Clevedon Utd. and exceeded that with 7 goals in this encounter.
The final result would suggest Wrington Redhill were very soundly outplayed but to some degree this was not the case. The first chance of the game was in the 5th minute with a Joe Moore cross from the right just eluding Callum Vickery to stab home. Fry Club were generally more mobile in their build up play and were creating their own chances and Matt Hill had a busy night ahead of him.
It was not until the 30th minute that the visitors scored their first goal. A blocked shot ballooned up striking the crossbar and fell kindly to a Fry player who could not miss a yard from goal for a 1-0 lead. Wrington Redhill tried to recover from this setback and a good run and cross from Ethan Johnson just went wide. Shortly after good play from Moore and Vickery saw Leigh White in the box but the ‘keeper held his shot. Immediately a swift counter attack saw the lead increased to 2-0 and on the stroke of half time Vickery shot over the crossbar and again on the counter Fry Club went 3-0 ahead.
The home side got off to dream start to the second half when Mark Brown chipped a pass over the defence to be collected by Jake Horton who coolly lobbed the ‘keeper to reduce the arrears at 3-1. Fry Club scored again 10 minutes later when a forward robbed the ball from the defence and ran through slotting past Hill to increase the lead further. Despite such setbacks Wrington Redhill do not let their heads go down and soon Horton was on the score sheet again with a great strike following a good approach play with Vickery for 4-2. Further chanced were created with Whitey shooting wide and Hill palming a strike over the bar followed by a 5th goal for Fry when a cross shot ended up in the net. Whitey attempted to lob the advancing keeper but the ball went over the bar.
The goal of the game soon followed from the home side. A long clearance was superbly brought down Vickery and in a flash he fed Horton who successfully lobbed the ‘keeper for a terrific hat trick and bringing his goal total for the season to 16 from 18 games.
At 5-3 down and still trying to get back two further counter attacks leading to individual defensive lapses saw two more goals conceded to end up on a 7-3 defeat ironically the heaviest defeat of the season.
With games coming up thick and fast in the next few weeks there is no time for feeling sorry or moping but keeping the great spirit the players have and continued support from the supporters will surely see them clinch a reasonable league position they deserve.Team:-
GK, Matthew Hill
Defence, Mark Brown, Chris Bradley, Mike Rowcliffe, Ethan Johnson
Midfield, Joe Moore, Leigh White, Mason Gardener, Ollie Clements
Forwards, Callum Vickery, Jacob Horton
Subs: Sam Johnson (for Mason Gardener), Sam Clements (for Ollie Clements), Jack Board (for Mark Brown)