Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Wrington Redhill v Dundry Atheletic
Wrington again went on their travels for this evening fixture under lights at the Always Active Stadium (The Hand).
With a much changed visitors side the game got under way and it was apparent that this was to be a much more evenly matched affair after the opening season victory at Dundry.
Dundry started the brightest and on 16 minutes looked to have taken the lead when the Dundry striker got free of his marker and sent a shot bound for the bottom corner. Then as the ball went to cross the line from no where the excellent Chris Gale cleared it to safety. This was soon followed by a great save low down to his right by Jordan Paton in the Wrington goal.
Wrington began to get into the game and two excellent headed efforts by Graham Cheeseman just cleared the bar.
The game became a tight affair as it reached half time with the no score.
Wrington started the better in the second half and for 20 minutes pressed hard for a goal and shots from Luke Patton and Mike Rowcliffe were well saved by the Dundry Keeper.
On 76 minutes Jake Murray replaced Chris Bradley.
The game now became a well fought even contest with both sides going for the win and just as the game looked to peter out to a draw up stepped Jake Murray with an 89th minute winner.
A bobbling ball broke to Murray on the edge of the box who strode confidently onto it and striking it first time flashed a fearsome shot past the Dundry keeper into the far top right corner of the net. Murray was immediately mobbed by his team mates after scoring a goal worthy of winning any game.
The game restarted and almost immediately the referee blew his whistle for full-time.
Manager Smith said. ‘ It was a very tight affair but we managed to find a way to win the game. I thought the team kept at it and gave me everything and winning these very close games is always very satisfying. Back to ‘The Rec’ on Saturday where we hope to build on our last few results. Also thanks to all that helped at the ground on the evening. Up The Reskins’
MOTM – Chris Gale. Commanding performance at the back and a goal line clearance.