Super Mario fires only goal to send Wrington Redhill to back-to-back home defeats

Wrington Redhill during their game with Staplegrove. Picture: Staplegrove

Wrington Redhill during their game with Staplegrove. Picture: Staplegrove - Credit: Archant

Wrington Redhill fell to back to back home defeats after Mario Franco’s second-half winner proved enough for Staplegrove.

Wrington created the first wave of attacks with Dan Ferguson striking the crossbar from an Ollie Clements corner before Reece Ferguson-Obamwonyi passed to George Fake who saw his fierce shot palmed away by the visiting keeper.

Sam Parkinson and Leigh White battled away in midfield prompting Joe Creese, Ferguson-Obamwonyi and Fake to attack as much as possible but they just lacked the final scoring edge.

In a good spell for visitors they brought out good saves from Matt Hill with a double save from lively forwards.

Ferguson-Obamwonyi went on a mazy run leaving three defenders in his wake but his effort at goal was not to match as the ball was cleared to safety.

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Wrington’s best effort came from Fake from a deft Rory Thomas cross from the left but out of nowhere a defender cleared off the line preventing the home side taking the lead.

Just after Dan Ferguson and White defended well from a dangerous free-kick into the penalty area and Creese was brought down when looking threatening on the left flank as the half ended goalless.

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After the interval Hill made an early save and on a counter attack Creese was flagged offside and the team switched off as Staplegrove took a quick free-kick high into the home half where a mix-up between Hill and Ethan Johnson allowed the lively Franco to nip in and fire home for a 1-0 lead.

This spurred White’s side back into life and another penetrating run by Ferguson-Obamwonyi ended with a shot which drifted agonisingly wide.

Matt Walsh, Simon Hewish and Ethan Williams were all introduced into the fray as they kept plugging away in seek of a deserved equaliser.

The nearest Wrington got was when Fake challenged for a high ball into the box and the advancing keeper collided with him, but the referee penalised Fake and gave him a yellow card when some thought it should have been a penalty.

Despite a disappointing result, the Wrignton performance was a pleasing one and the opposition went home knowing they had been in a competitive game. Wrington visit Burnham United on Saturday.

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