Wrington Redhill reserves 3 Nailsea Utd B 2
Both teams and the referee should be congratulated for making light of the rather ‘soft’ condition of the pitch following heavy rain to put on an enthralling match. Nailsea B sit top of the league …although with some teams having played several less games, and Wrington were coming off a crazy loss last week against Hutton. Playing with the elements in the first half, Wrington started with three up front and took the game to Nailsea but were indebted to Mickey Edmunds starting in goal, for a fine penalty save to keep them level. However, it didn’t take Shipway long to make up for missing the spot kick as he ran onto a long ball and gave Edmunds no chance this time. A desperate attempt at a saving tackle was the last action for Martin Jones due to injury and he was replaced by Dan Burnett. With Wrington rather stuck in the mud, a wayward infield pass had ‘Car crash’ written all over it and duly led to Nailseas Shipway intercepting and feeding in Randall to double their lead. As last week,the home side continued to try to play football with Jake Betts again impressive in midfield along side Paul Faulkner and Paul Burnett combining well with Clements on the right. Jake Horton and Tommy Johnson were always lively up front but in truth the visiting goalkeeper didn’t have a save to make.
Now playing uphill on a heavy, cutting up pitch and often being described as a veterans side,Wrington were sure to tire. It seemed to be largely a damage limitation exercise for the home side and it took another fine save from Edmunds to keep Nailsea at bay. However, the introduction of Jonny Marsh and Scott Gallacher brought new impetus and a fine pinpoint clearance from Edmunds to Betts saw his shot crash against the cross bar with Jake Horton scoring on the rebound for what looked a consolation goal. It was now the away side that seemed to tire and struggled to get out of their own half. The pressure increased and with 10 minutes to go Faulkner found Johnson to score the equaliser. Unbelievably there was still time for Horton to run onto a long clearance to coolly slot home for an unlikely Wrington winner.
All fourteen Wrington players raised their game this week but it was Jake Betts who was outstanding. However, in an eventful game…he gave away a penalty and a hospital pass for Nailseas second goal which leaves Micky Edmunds and Jake Horton fighting it out for the MOM award.
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