Hughes nets winner as Woodbury win at Exmouth Amateurs
PUBLISHED: 08:25 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:25 17 April 2013
Exmouth Amateurs Reserves 1, Woodbury 2
Woodbury gained sweet revenge for an earlier season thumping by the Ammies to bag a deserved success.
In the opening exchanges many of the questions were being asked by the visitors and during this time Ammies defender Pete Vine used every bit of his vast experience to hold things together for his side.
The Woods kept pressing and the inevitable break through came on 24 minutes when Kev Pitt pounced on a spilled ball in the Ammies area after an Alex Hughes cross had escaped the clutches of home keeper Hazell.
Six minutes before the break a deflected shot fell kindly for Ammies and they levelled.
The interval arrived at the perfect time for a frustrated Woodbury side!
Whatever was said during the break, the Woodbury collective approach had more tempo to it.
Hughes lined up a free-kick some 30-yards out and the hosts, seemingly expecting a cross, were surprised to see the ball nestling in the back of the net as a result of the hit mans fierce shot.
Smith replaced the outstanding Pitt and Cook took over from tight hamstring victim Pengelly whilst Bourne made way for Simpson as Woodbury boss Reid rang the changes to help his side close the game out, something they did to great effect.
The ever-reliable Pengelly was named the Woods Man of the Match.
Woodbury team: Wayne Rowsell, Charlie Page, Russell Pengelly (Liam Cook 70), Will Bennett, Rhys Perry, Alfie Cleave, Richie Ralph, Paul Rowsell, Declan Bourne (Michael Simpson 85) Alex Hughes, Kev Pitt (Ryan Smith 65)