Thursday, October 3, 2013
Newtown 1 Woodbury 0
The trip to Newtown was not as fruitful as previous visits to Broadclyst where Woodbury had notched 13 goals in their last two matches there.
The Woods began well with a particular source of encouragement for the side being the quality of Richie Ralphs’ corners. Craig Leaman was close with an effort that almost beat an off-his-line home keeper and another shot cannoned back off the frame of the goal. It was a similar story after the break; Dan Fulls had a goal cancelled out when the game was pulled back for a foul and no advantage had been given!
Terry Skeggs was bundled over in the box, but no penalty was awarded. With Pete Wright and Ralph combining to great effect it seemed only a mater of time before Woodbury broke the deadlock.
Dan Tapp came on to replace Wayne Rowsell and he galloped through, rounding the keeper, but the tight angle proved too much and he too struck the woodwork.
Fulls was next to go close as Woodbury kept up the pressure.
However, against the run of play, with just four minutes remaining the home side broke and Woods glovesman Simon Evans was powerless to stop them snatching all three points.
Andy Bennett replaced the tiring Leaman, but Woodbury were unable to find a reply.
Rhys Perry did well on his first team return, but Pete Wright was named Man of the Match for his creative shift in the midfield.
Woodbury team: Simon Evans, JG Leaper, Sam Glanvill-Ford, Terry Skeggs, Rhys
Perry, Craig Leaman (Andy Bennett 85) Richie Ralph, Pete Wright, Declan
Bourne, Wayne Rowsell (Dann Tapp 65) Dan Fulls.