Taunton Saturday League: Bridgwater Sports Colts 1, Wellington A 4
Welly A got themselves back to winning ways and made it 11 unbeaten in the league with a fine second half performance.
With Rob Hall on top form for the reserves at the moment and Jared away on trampoline competition duty, Welly went with the next most experienced player to go between the sticks and that was Warren Toth, who hadn’t played in goal for over two years.
The game started at a fairly fast pace with both teams looking to play the long ball and, with better finishing, Welly could have got an early goal or two. But it was the home side whogot themselves on the scoresheet first as a long ball over the top saw a player run through and lob the stand-in goalkeeper Toth to make it 1-0.
Welly had still not really got going but a through ball from Luke O’Hara played in Chris Cannon who managed to squeeze the ball past the goalkeeper into the net to make it 1-1.
The second half started silimar to the first although Welly started to knock the ball around more and created gaps.
But, as often happens, a long ball was played forward by Bridgwater catching Welly off guard and Brad Holmans was deemed to have pushed a player inside the box.
Stand in goalkeeper Toth had the mammoth task of saving the penalty, but he was up for the challenge and pulled off a great save with his legs.
That was the turning point of the game as Welly finally got the ball rolling and played like they know they can.
Ash Bright, who came alive in the second half after a position switch, found some space on the edge of the box, moved the ball past a couple of players and slammed it into the net to make it 2-1 to Welly.
Welly continued to put the pressure on and a shot-come-cross from Oli Ghazala fell into the path of O’Hara who slammed home from eight yards to make it 3-1 and then quickly brought himself off to give Will Hammond the last 20 minutes.
Within five minutes of coming on, Will almost got himself on the scoresheet from a bullet header but it just sailed above the crossbar.
Welly, still pressing, finally killed off the game with a second goal for Bright after a good move from Tennesse and Jordan Sellick.
By far the best player today was new signing Liam Thorne, who oozed class at left back and really caused Bridgwater a lot of problems with his attacking runs and crosses.