Wicks at the double as Woodbury Reserves lift Geary Cup
PUBLISHED: 08:43 16 May 2013 | UPDATED: 12:37 16 May 2013
Otterton 2 Woodbury Reserves 3
Woodbury Reserves lifted the Geary Cup after a thrilling final at Greenway Lane, Budleigh.
Woodbury began well with Alex Wicks, Alex Hughes and Mike Rayson combining well in the more progressive areas, but it was from a defensive area that the opening goal came from.
A corner was punched clear by Otterton Keeper Adam Williams, but fell to Woods right back Ben Collins rifled the ball home.
The lead was doubled midway through the first half when Wicks cleverly avoided the off-side trap to waltz through and net.
In the closing stages of the half Otterton were awarded a penalty that saw Woods gloves man Alan Doble have no chance of keeping out. However, there was still time before the break for Wicks to curl a dipping 25-yard shot into the net to send Woodbury into half-time with a 3-1 lead.
Early second half injury led to Dave Vickery being replaced by Paul Davis.
With 30 minutes to play Otterton bagged a second, but that’s as good as it got for them as Woodbury closed the game out very confidently.
Luke Bradford worked hard, Alex Hughes was industrious and sub Josh Cuthbert chased everything to all corners as Woodbury defended from the front. Matt Tidmarsh was the third and final change, replacing two-goal Wicks.
Woodbury 1st team boss Adam Reid said: “The team deserved to lift the trophy, but Otterton deserve credit for their contribution to a cracking match.”
Woodbury supporters named Darren Sellick as the Woods Man of the Match.
Woodbury team: Alan Doble, Wayne Gooding, Matt Amor, Dave Allen, Darren Sellick, Luke Bradford, Dave Vickery (Paul Davis 45) Alex Wicks (Matty Tidmarsh 80)
Mike Rayson, Alex Hughes, Ben Collins (Josh Cuthbert 65).
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