Wrington Redhill edge out Celtic in five-goal thriller

PUBLISHED: 09:13 07 December 2018 | UPDATED: 09:13 07 December 2018

Football

Football

Matt Smart

Wrington Redhill A emerged on top in this five-goal thriller against Weston Celtic.

Weston Celtic 2

Wrington Redhill A 3

On a wet Saturday, the 4G at the Hans Price Academy comes into its own and played its part in a really good game of football.

Celtic are sitting comfortably in mid-table with a big strong defence and quick, skilful forwards such as Jack Jones and Chris Clarke up front.

Rob Garrett wins a lot of ball in midfield and gets his head to most things. It was therefore quite a task for the new managerial set up at Wrington As where Kev Lillwall has joined the team to get a much needed result.

Bolstered by Sam Fowkes and Tom Lucas back from the Res, Wrington started brightly and tried to play football with Kev Lillwall pulling the strings from midfield.

However, Celtic kept finding space behind the full-backs and the home side took the lead when Garrett released Jones and his weaving run and shot opened the scoring. The visitors responded with Paul Faulkner, Dan McMullen and Neil Lewis coming into the game.

It was Lewis’ pressure on the defence which released McMullen to expertly chip the on rushing keeper to level the scores.

As half time approached, a Wrington throw saw McMullen skip in front of his defender only to be tripped and McMullen rifled home his second.

The second half carried on in the same vein, but with Celtic now playing with the wind and looking the stronger. They drew level when Steve James was brought down just inside the box for a penalty and Jones netted his second to level the scores

A long hopeful ball saw Faulkner beat three defenders to the ball. His lay-off fell to the supporting Lewis whose shot flew over the keeper for the winning goal.

RESULTS

Atwell Shield round 2: Cheddar A 1-2 Locking Park 2.

Division 1: Clapton-in-Gordano 3, Worle Res 1; Portishead Town A 3, Uphill Castle Res 1; St George (E-in-G) 2, Nailsea Utd A 1; Wedmore 1, Sporting Weston 1.

Division 2: Congresbury Res 3, Churchill Club 70 1; Worle Rangers 0, Portishead Town B 4.

Division 3: Burnham Utd A 3, St George (E-in-G) Res 0; Selkirk Utd 5, AFC Nailsea 3; Uphill Castle A 3, Lodway 4.

Division 4: AFC Nailsea Res 0, Weston Town 9; Clevedon Utd A 7, Wedmore Res 0; Weston Celtic 2, Wrington Redhill A 3.

FIXTURES

Division 1: Clapton-in-Gordano v Portishead Town A (C Ham); KVFC v Uphill Castle Res (A Lambourne); Nailsea Utd A v Locking Park (A Murphy); Sporting Weston v St George (E-in-G) (A Raggett); Worle Res v Wedmore (D Trevaskus).

Division 2: Banwell Res v Winscombe A (D Hunt); Churchill Club 70 v Wrington Redhill Res (A Gibbons); Locking Park Res v Worle Rangers (R Salvage); South Park Rangers v Congresbury Res (I Smith); Yatton and Cleeve Utd A v Nailsea Utd B (D Carstensen).

Division 3: AFC Nailsea v Hutton Res (C Jeffery); Banwell A v Selkirk Utd (S Acton); Burnham Utd A v Lodway (D Bayliss); Cheddar A v Uphill Castle A (D Pinnock); St George (E-in-G) Res v Sporting Weston Res (T Shallcross).

Division 4: Clevedon Utd A v Weston Town (J Young); Nailsea Utd C v Hutton A (K Tasker); Wedmore Res v Burnham Utd B (L Duchesne); Weston Celtic v Axbridge Town (T Franklin); Worle Rangers Res v Huntspill Crowns (M Sprague); Wrington Redhill A v AFC Nailsea Res (S Thornton).

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