Hutton reserves 10 Wrington Redhill reserves 5
The results secretary translated the result as two tries to one but this was not rugby, it really was a football match. I have honestly seen more end to end games end up 2 – 2 but it seemed that every time anyone was caught in possession or gave the ball away…..one pass saw a forward through one on one and every cross seemed to fall at a forwards foot to just slot the ball home.
The first twenty minutes of the match gave no hint at the mayhem to follow. A much changed Wrington team held their shape well and kept Hutton at bay. Tommy Johnson and Jake Betts carried a threat up front but even so it was a bit of a surprise when Skipper Dan Burnett strode forward and drilled a shot into the top corner from 25 yards. However, taking the lead proved to be like poking a hornets nest. Wrington didn’t help themselves by getting caught in possession and giving the ball away cheaply but with Robert Vowles orchestrating their midfield, Hutton marauded forward in numbers and released a series of runners. Goals from Latham,Paxton,Tozer, Tom and Robert Vowles saw the home side transform the game in double quick time. Even so the visitors still had their chances, the best when a Dean Rix header rebounded off goalkeeper Dan Quantock and agonisingly out of reach of Dave Valle who seemed destined to reduce the deficit.
The visitors deserve great credit for not folding and boosted by the arrival of Chris Holland as a second half sub, responded by scoring 4 second half goals and never gave up. Tommy Johnson was a constant threat and bagged two of the goals. However, the theme continued and when ever Wrington lost the ball they were instantly punished with Jamie Paxton completing a hat trick and Latham getting his second. There was even time for Hutton sub ..Ash Morgan to score two goals as Hutton won the second half 5 – 4. It is a strange sensation conceding 10 goals but feeling proud of your team. You couldn’t pick out anyone who had a particularly bad game. Paul Faulkner made several great saves,Jonny Marsh and Burnett were combative in midfield whilst Fin Taplin tackled his heart out at right back. Martin Jones has been a good addition this season and Even Clements partially redeemed himself having been at fault for two of the goals by contributing an assist and scoring a rare goal of his own…..in the right net!
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