Thursday, October 10, 2013
Langdon Res 3 Woodbury 3rds 4
Despite making a slow start the Woods emerged good value for their latest success.
The visitors began at pace and scored twice in side the first five minutes!
Woodbury dug deep and began to take a foothold in the contest and halved the deficit from the penalty spot thanks to Brandon Hodge.
Parity was restored when, following some neat link-up play down the right involving full-back Jack Nelson and winger Jake Chudley, the latter created space for himself before finishing at the near post.
The home side then struck a third late in the half to take a 3-2 late, but there was still time for Woods to level when centre back rifled a free-kick, awarded for hand ball on the edge of the area, into the back of the Lapford net to send the sides into half time all square.
The second half saw Woodbury with the benefit of the slope and five minutes after the restart Hodge got behind the home right back and curled the ball sweetly over the hoe custodian to give Woods the lead for the first time.
Woodbury took charge, but keeper Nick Leaper had to be at his best to twice deny the hosts a fourth.
At the other end Liam Dickinson went close to adding a fifth for the Woods.
Jack Nelson had a fine game at right back, Jordan Bennington was composed in the
midfield holding role and Nathan Hodge was another to shine, in his case he was returning from an injury that had kept him out of the previous game.
The Man of the Match award went to Brandon Hodge who was a constant threat to the
opposition and scored the winner.
On Saturday Woods III travel to face table topping Alphington fourths at the King George V playing fields in Exeter (3pm).