Woodbury involved in goal less fixture for first time in over three years.

PUBLISHED: 10:11 28 November 2013 | UPDATED: 10:11 28 November 2013

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Woodbury 0, Chagford 0

Woodbury were involved in their first blank afternoon match for over three years in a close encounter.

The Woods began brightly, but failed to take advantage of their early domination and, as the half wore on, the visitors came into the contest more.

JG Leaper and Rhys Perry stood out in a first half that Woodbury shaded, but it did not stop half-time changes to try and break down the visiting back line.

After the break there was greater purpose about the Woodbury play. Pete Wright put a shot over the bar and just when it seemed Craig Leaman had done all the hard work to get the Wooders opener, Declan Bourne who got in the way of Leamans shot and cleared it off the Chagford line, unable to get out of the way! Bennett was a constant threat at dead ball situations with his imposing size.

With just under half an hour left Gareth Davies and Ryan Smith were brought on, Terry Skeggs and Craig Leaman making way.

Chagford pressed themselves for the breakthrough goal, but found Woods gloves man Wayne Rowsell equal to their best efforts.

As Woodbury pressed substitute Gareth Davies was fractionaly wide of the mark with a curling effort and Bourne had a shot cannon off the woodwork before Richie Ralph drew a smart save from the Chagford keeper.

At full-time the match referee said the game was without doubt one of the finest 0-0 matches he had ever officiated!

Woods boss Adam Reid was frustrated, but not too down beat with the result. He said: “To be fair to the lads they did try and keep playing the football despite a bobbly surface. It’s always a positive to keep a clean sheet and, with better fortune, we’d have netted two of three at the other end. Rhys Perry had a tremendous game but the Man of the Match for me was JG Leaper with his industry and precision passing.”

Team: W Rowsell, Glanvill-Ford, Perry, Bennett, JG Leaper, Skeggs (Davies 65), Leaman (R Smith 65), Wright, Ralph, Tapp, Bourne.

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