Bradford’s late goal sees Woodbury Reserves finish runners-up in Fresha League Division Seven

PUBLISHED: 15:00 22 May 2013 | UPDATED: 15:01 22 May 2013

Football generic picture

Football generic picture

Archant

Winkleigh Reserves 2, Woodbury Reserves 2

Woodbury held their nerve to score a late equaliser to ensure they finished the season as Fresha League Division Seven runners-up.

The Woods made a sluggish start and took some time until finding their usual rhythm which has brought much success on the road this season.

The home team’s direct approach paid dividends for them and an unmarked striker slipped the ball past Al Doble in the Woodbury goal to give them the lead.

The response was good and a Luke Bradford cross was met by Jonny Killick who hit a sweet left foot volley into the corner of the net.

Woodbury boss Neil Sellick rung the changes at half-time introducing Wayne Gooding and David Vickery. The changes worked and the side made a superb start to the second half.

However, against the run of play the home team struck to regain the lead.

Woods keeper Doble, clearly troubled by an injury that he was bravely trying to beat to play the game, was forced off and striker Alex Hughes took over between the posts.

News filtered through that third place Sidbury were beating champions-elect Alphington 2-1 and so an equaliser was vital if Woodbury were not to have second place snatched from them at the death.

With 10 minutes remaining Bradford, who had a fine game throughout and deservedly picked up the Man of the Match award, managed to find space in the 18-yard box before angling a shot across the keeper and into the bottom corner of the net to sent the large travelling Woodbury support into frenzied celebration.

Team: Doble (Harris ‘75), Bishop (Gooding ‘45), Sellick, Davis, Tidmarsh, Bradford, Killick, Cuthbert (Vickery ‘45), Wicks, Hughes, Rayson


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Exmouth Journal. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Exmouth Journal