Saturday October 3rd 2015

Berrow v Wrington Redhill

Somerset Cup

Wrington travelled to Berrow in the 2nd round of the Somerset Cup and made it through in a closely fought game.

Wrington started the brightest and should have been two up in the first five minutes with good chances falling to both Chris Gale and Liam Knight.

On the 15 minute mark a deep cross by Gale found Cheeseman in the box and his header was saved well by the home keeper.

Moments later a Sam Johnson free kick was won well by the impressive Cheeseman who set up Chris Bradley (Pictured) for a well driven right foot finish into the bottom corner from 12 yards out. 0-1

On 18 minutes centre back Mike Wallington introduced himself to the Berrow number 9 and received a yellow card.

The hard running Laim Knight continued to press the home defence and on 23 minutes forced a mistake from the home keeper whose poor clearance fell to Rich Lucas on the half way line with his ‘Beckhamesk’ attempted finish going just wide.

Berrow had by now recovered from their poor start and on 38 minutes equalised following a neat through ball and finish. 1-1

Berrow continued to push forward with their flank men looking dangerous. But the game reached half time with the scores level 1-1.

The game restarted and on 50 minutes Gary Clarke in the Wrington goal made a fine save from the Berrrow forward.

On the hour Manager Smith rang the changes and on came Rowcliffe and Johnson for Lucas and Iles.

On 66 minutes Wrington took the lead with a fine move.

Simon Rigg passed to Tom Johnson who slipped in Mike Rowcliffe who then sent a great ball over to Cheeseman and with a Chris Gale call of ‘set me’ the big Number 9 did just that and Gale smashed in the ball from the edge of the box for a great finish. 1-2

Wrington increased their lead on 72 minutes when the excellent Chris Bradley finished impressively from the edge of the box with a rasping right foot drive that flew into the top left corner of the net. 1-3

The game was still a contest and on 88 minutes Simon Riggs upended a Berrow forward in the penalty area. The resulting successful penalty kick ensured a nervous last few minutes but Wrington saw the game out to progress to round three.

Manager Smith said, ‘It was good to get back to winning ways and the boys worked hard with some decent approach play and cool finishing. Next week we are back into league action and I am desperate to start picking up points after our last two league games ended in defeat’

MOTM Chris Bradley.:- Two great goals and tons of hard work