Wrington Redhill win well at Bridgwater
PUBLISHED: 15:52 09 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:52 09 February 2018
Wrington Redhill bagged all three points when they won 4-1 away at Bridgwater Town Reserves.
Wrington Redhill got off to a dream start going 1-0 up in 26 seconds.
Callum Vickery fed Jake Horton who burst into the box and his pass to Sam Clarke was finished off in style.
This early strike proved crucial as the home side played some good controlled football and threatened to get on equal terms.
Alex Male struck the crossbar from long range, Leigh White cleared a dangerous cross for a corner, Matt Hill saved from a Adam Long shot and Jake Llewellyn fired wide.
For the visitors, Vickery was running the home defence ragged with his jinky runs; he was constantly being brought down and after 20 minutes, Tyne Govier was booked for one cynical foul too many.
In this spell, Horton was continuing to look lively and shot just wide on three occasions. Clarke spurned a further opportunity by shooting wide of goal. Ollie Clements was booked for a foul and a ‘conversation’ with the referee which was soon followed by Bridgwater finding the net but adjudged to be offside.
The final 10 minutes saw Wrington have a goal-fest with a Horton hat-trick.
The first came when Clements won the ball and found Horton with a measured pass. He held off a defender and then struck from an angle with the goal bound effort helped along its way off a defender.
Just after, Alex Male was booked for yet another foul on Vickery. A run into the box from Clarke ended with a shot that Paul Goss saved but Horton was on hand to slot home the rebound.
The hat-trick came on the stroke of half-time. Vickery went on another run down the right evading tackles and on getting to the byeline sent in a super pass to Horton who stroked the ball into the net for a 4-0 lead.
The home side came out for the restart looking to get back into the game and their hope rose when Clarke had to leave the field having picked up an injury and Will Perry was brought into action.
Any hopes Bridgwater had were soon quashed when Govier received a second yellow card for again scything down Vickery and was dismissed from the game.
However, as often happens when a team is reduced to 10 players, it spurs them on and in fairness to Bridgwater they continued to take the game to the visitors.
A lifeline came for the home side when a penalty was awarded. A ball struck straight at Whitey from no more than a yard away was adjudged to have hit a hand. Up stepped Llewellyn, who confidently converted from the spot leaving Hill no chance.
Shortly after a Whitey free-kick was just headed wide by Horton.
There was then a flurry of yellow cards with Will Perry first in the book for a late challenge and then Bridgwater’s Josh Champion for kicking the ball away and Callum Ham for yet another challenge on Vickery.
Two further chances were created with a Joe Moore shot being saved and a Horton shot just wide.
There was a comical cameo with just a few minutes left. Vickery left the field to a rapturous applause for a superb performance and was replaced by Kevin Burgess (49) making his debut for the club.
Its goals that win matches and having scored a well deserved hat-trick the recipient of the man of the match award was Horton.