Wrington Redhill finish on top in a 10-goal thriller

PUBLISHED: 10:19 19 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:19 19 October 2018

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Wrington Redhill Reserves kickstarted their season with a 6-4 victory over South Park Rangers.

South Park Rangers 4

Wrington Redhill Res 6

After a mixed start, Wrington Redhill Reserves were desperate for a win to kickstart their season.

Captain James Marshall’s cunning plan of losing the toss meant Wrington had the benefit of a strong wind in the first half. But as both teams settled, South Park went ahead when Matt Ferris broke and chipped the keeper.

To their credit, Wringtons’ heads did not drop, but it took two wonderful strikes to get them back into the game.

Jake Betts is improving all the time in the centre of midfield and his instinctive half-volley from 35 yards sailed into the top corner. Mickey Edmunds also used the wind to rifle home a free kick giving Sam Roberts in the South Park goal no chance.

The away side extended their lead with a superb team goal that was just as good as the first two. Three or four quick passes saw Selman’s headed home by James Marshall.

Two assists by Tommy Johnson and Scott Gallacher allowed Marshall to complete his hat-trick to extend their lead.

In the second half, goals from Lee Stacy and James Battenbough reduced the deficit to 5-3. Back to his best, a mazy run and shot was parried but fell to Marshall who tapped in his fourth.

Even then, Rangers responded and Rob Davies scored to set up a tense finish, but Wrington held on to secure victory

RESULTS

Charity Cup round 1: Nailsea Utd B 0, Portishead Town B 8; Banwell Res 5, Locking Park Res 2; Congresbury Res 0, Churchill Club 70 3.

Vardon Cup round 1: Nailsea Utd Colts 1, Clevedon Utd A 6; Burnham Utd B 2, Weston Celtic 3; Weston Town 7, Worle Rangers Res 0; AFC Nailsea Res 0, Wedmore Res 6.

Division 1: Wedmore 1, Worle Res 0; Sporting Weston 1, Nailsea Utd A 2; Locking Park 4, KVFC 2; Portishead Town A 5, Clapton-in-Gordano 0.

Division 2: South Park Rangers 4, Wrington Redhill Res 6; Yatton & Cleeve Utd A 1, Winscombe A 5.

Division 3: Selkirk Utd 2, Banwell A 0; Lodway 3, AFC Nailsea 2; Cheddar A 3, Sporting Weston Res 0; St George EIG Res 2, Shipham 7; Uphill Castle A 3, West Wick 3.

Division 4: Hutton A 2, Axbridge Town 3.

FIXTURES

Keyes Cup round 1: AFC Nailsea v Uphill Castle A (D Trevaskus); Congresbury A v Shipham (D Pinnock); Selkirk Utd v Sporting Weston Res (D Hunt).

Division 1: Wedmore v Locking Park (A Gibbons); Clapton-in-Gordano v KVFC (I Campbell); Nailsea Utd A v St George EIG (J Cox); Uphill Castle Res v Portishead Town A (R Hooper).

Division 2: Congresbury Res v Wrington Redhill Res (K Gould); Churchill Club 70 v Nailsea Utd B (T Shallcross); Portishead Town B v Banwell Res (M Smith);

Division 3: Banwell A v Burnham Utd A (A Lambourne); Hutton Res v Lodway (tba).

Division 4: Burnham Utd B v AFC Nailsea Res (S Cahill); Nailsea Utd Colts v Wedmore Res (C Jeffery); Axbridge v Wrington Redhill A (A Gooding); Worle Rangers Res v Weston Town (C Taylor).

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