Cup semi-final: Wellington A 1, FC Castlemoat 1 (Castlemoat won 4-2 on penalties)
Our A team came mighty close to producing a major cup shock before suffering an agonising defeat on penalties in Bridgwater last night.
What a game of football this evening under the lights. Wellington went into the game as big underdogs but that didn’t stop them from putting everything on the line to push Castlemoat to their limits.
Castlemoat started well, knocking the ball around looking for that killer ball but the Welly boys stuck to their tasks and made it difficult for Moat to get into their rhythm.
After 25 minutes, a mis-judgement from the Welly back line saw the Moat striker run through to make it 1-0. Welly didn’t give up and grew into the game as time went on.
Before half-time, they levelled the tie through a superb right-footed strike by Chris Cannon, Moat almost retained their lead with an excellent effort from their no7 whose shot clipped the top of the bar.
Wellington got more into the game in the second half and created a few chances themselves, Ash Bright had a ‘goal’ ruled off for offside and Cannon hit a shot just over the bar when played through on goal.
Welly stood strong and continued to work hard as Moat managed to get in behind the defence twice in the last 10 minutes but Jared Holder stood strong and made two very good saves to keep his side in the game.
The tie ended 1-1 and went into penalties and our boys stood together and knew they’d done all they could … every single player put everything in for 90 minutes. Sadly, it wasn’t to be as Welly lost on penalties for the second time this season (starting to know how England feel!)
Overall a massive performance from everyone and, on another night, who knows?