A tough game was expected against Wenhaston and for the most part a game in which we were under pressure. Although we started o.k and Remblance hit the post early doors, once Wenhaston settled they bossed the game. Most of the first half was spent with our defence having to stem waves of Wenhaston attacks as they were sharper all over the park. They should have taken the lead midway through the first half but the ball bounced off the crossbar. Another attack saw the forward miss cue from right in front of goal. A goal was on the cards and soon came, three tackles were evaded before a left foot effort from thirty yards caught Cable by surprise and beat him all ends up!
The rest of the half followed the same pattern and in all honesty we were fortunate to go in at half time only one down.
The second period saw us play a bit higher knowing that we had to match our opponents workrate and as such we started to get a foot hold in the game. To be fair Wenhaston still looked the more likely to score but we were at least winning corners and throws and free kicks in their half to give us respite. We had the woodwork again to thank as a header came back off the bar, before we got an equaliser. Remblance blocked down a clearance and Bensley latched onto the loose ball finishing calmly with the outside of his foot past the outrushing keeper. The final result was now up for grabs and Sharpe and Hamblin replaced Sam Roberts and Ray Masters. Cable was continually in action and had to make a superb save from a close range header to keep it level, before palming away a free kick. Ashley Smith replaced Bensley and we went 4-3-3. Sharpe got away down the left and just saw his chipped pass take a slight deflection to take it away from Hamblin in the clear, but minutes later a carbon copy attack but this time Sharpe's pass was inch perfect and Hamblin provided the finish to make it 2-1 to The Wherrymen. It was harsh on Wenhaston who had dominated the game but goals win games. Wenhaston did put us under severe pressure for the remaining ten minutes, but we held firm and go on to meet Southwold Town next week in the final again at Maltings Meadow with a 7.30 kick off.