Wokingham & Emmbrook 2-2 Didcot Town - Report by Alistair MacDonald
Honours even after this league clash at Bracknell Town FC played largely
in driving rain. Didcot started fairly well with James Tanner shooting
over from a Keiran Davies knock down. A Matt Taylor cross was knocked
away for a corner and in the 18th minute Ross MacDonald skinned his
marker and his cross was punched away by home keeper Felix Davies under
pressure. Another MacDonald cross found Tanner who was crowded out
before he could clearly shoot. Siji Akinlosi headed wide fom a corner.
The Soomas came in to the game with a cross that hit the crossbar before
MacDonald found Kieran Collins whose rasping shot was punched over the
bar. Akinlosi was next to shoot from a MacDonald cross however this was
blocked by a defender. The half finished with some Wokingham pressure
via two corners.
In the first minute of the second half Matt Taylor provided an excellent
cross which Davies could not reach and Matt Taylor and Taylor Janes both
provided good crosses in a busy early spell for the visitors. Profligacy
came back to bite Didcot however when a fine through ball found a home
attacker bearing down on goal. Sam Baldock in the Didcot goal came out
and got a hand on the ball deflecting it away however the home attacker
continued clashing in to Baldock and the referee awarded a penalty to
the home team. Further ignominy ensued for Baldock when he was booked
and Jack Waite scored from the kick.
Didcot though continued to attack and Keiran Davies should have scored
when he dived at a Taylor cross but missed the ball. Davies then slid a
free kick low and wide of the goal before he made amends with a fine low
finish when he pealed away from his marker after James Tanner had made a
good break from midfield and found him with a pass.
Davies then had a shot saved following a Didcot free kick but Wokingham
took the lead again when a breakaway looked suspiciously offiside and
the ball was headed over Baldock and in to the net. Just three minutes
later and Callum Young got enough on a free kick cross to divert the
ball in to the net for the equaliser. Sam Baldock had a fine save from
aDanny Blatchford pile-driver before Didcot substitute Jake Keeble
crossed but it was just beyond the stretching MacDonald. Keeble then had
a rasping shot from distance tipped over the bar and Davies missed a
great chance to win it in the final minute. The match finished
uncomfortably when Keeble was fouled and Joe Cummuskey for the home team
was red carded. Didcot probably felt this was two points dropped given
their better possession and chances however it was heartening to see
them come from behind twice away from home.