Thursday, September 26, 2013
Sandford Reserves 2, Woodbury Thirds 4
Joe Poulten served up a Man of the Match performance as Woodbury Thirds won well in Mid Devon.
Woodbury made a lack-lustre start and so it was against the run of play that they took the lead when Sam Hammond netted after good link-up play between Tapp and Tidmarsh.
Five minutes before the break the home were awarded what looked a soft penalty and tucked it away to leave it all square at the interval.
The second half saw the Woods take charge from the re-start, but they fell behind when the home side took full advantage of a slip in the Woods rear guard.
The response was immediate as a Dan Tapp corner was palmed into his own net by the Sandford goalkeeper!
It was no more than Woodbury deserved when another superb tap delivery was headed home by Will Bennett to make it 3-2.
With 20 minutes remaining Matty Tidmarsh sealed the points with a powerful shot after some smart approach play.
With Wayne Rowsell needed by the Woods senior side it was Joe Poulten who was called up to fill the formidable boots of Rowsell, something he did with distinction to deservedly lift the Man of the Match award.
On Saturday Woodbury play the same opposition, this time at home.
Woodbury: Nick Leaper, Will Bennett, Nathan Hodge, Nathan Stewart, Jake Chudley, Joe Poulten, Joe Coughlin, Sam Hammond, Dan Clarke, Dan Tapp,