Reds Run Rampant In 4-0 Demolition
Angus strike on 30 mins gets Reds into top gear
It was a somewhat slow start for The Reds in the first half, as the afternoon’s visitors, Dorchester Town, controlled much of the possession for the opening fifteen minutes.
The flanks looked to be Dorchester’s most likely source of a goal, as marauding fullback, Kyle Egan showed glimpses of what would be Redditch’s only potential threat of the half.
It wasn’t until the 18th minute, when Dior Angus’ swivel shot, marked a return to Redditch’s normal match composure.
The game’s opener came from a confident, Dior Angus, whose exquisite first touch served as evidence of a fine striker in fine form; after turning away from his defender, Angus smashed a low shot into the back of the net to break the deadlock and further his tally in what is looking to be a great season for the striker with five goals in four games.
Dorchester had been hit and it was plain to see as Redditch Utd showed no sign of letting up; it didn’t take Redditch long to capitalise on a dejected Dorchester Town, with their second goal coming within four minutes of the restart.
Striker, Vinny Mukendi, put some daylight between the teams, after pouncing on a teasing ball that was left wanting in the goal mouth following a Reds corner.
Dorchester weren’t without their chances and an early penalty shout, which was waved away and a scuffed shot dragged wide by Tom Blair, suggested that it would be hard day at the Trico Stadium for the visitors.
Redditch smelt blood in the second half, and Darren Byfield’s half-time team talk did the job, as his eleven men picked up where they left off.
Spencer Weir-Daley who had replaced an injured Mukendi late in the first half scored right at the start of the second half; only 34 seconds had passed when an exquisite exchange of passes between Angus and Weir-Daley was topped off with a goal from the latter to make it 3-0.
His fresh legs and pace added more fuel to the fire, and a fatigued Dorchester Town struggled to suppress the pacey striker, who had been playing off the last man and running rampant since his introduction to the game.
Dorchester offered little up front in the second half and the Reds sealed an emphatic victory with a final goal from-Weir Daley.
His speed and accuracy proved detrimental to Dorchester, as he pulled away from his marker to drill the ball into the roof of the net from a tight angle, and past a wanting Chris Weale.
Redditch Utd could’ve made it five, with fellow substitute, Danico Johnson, doing spectacularly to clip the ball past his opponent and bring him one on one with keeper. Unfortunately the powerful striker, lifted the ball over the keeper and over the bar.
Special mentions :
- Andi Thanoj - chosen as MOM by the match day sponsors, Trust Group UK.
- Dominic Walker-Edwards - for providing the match report.