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Shortwood United
Taunton Town
L Cox (71' Pen)
Full time
Sat 26 Aug 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - West Attendance 105

Wood show too much Respect

Wood 1 Taunton 2 - report by Harry Ash - pictures by Brian Rossiter and Harry was far kinder to the Ref than i would have been!

Taunton opened the scoring on seven minutes, Brett tapping in at the far post after Powell’s deflected shot. Shortwood’s best moment of the half was a well-saved Adam Price fee kick with 34 minutes gone. The away side were awarded a penalty with 37 minutes played when Meredith clattered into Staley just inside the box. However, Powell was denied as Pickering dived low to his right to repel the spot kick. Matt Wright should have added a second with three minutes of the half to play, but he headed over from six yards having been found by a Staley cross. Powell almost scored a brilliant goal on the stroke of half time, but his volley from the edge of the box was deflected just wide. Pugh headed wide at the far post from the resulting corner.

Taunton eventually doubled their lead on 48 minutes; Wright looked to have fouled Pickering as a cross was played in, but a free kick was not given, and Mitchell was there for another far post tap-in. With just over an hour played, Levi Cox was put through on goal by Kibble, but the striker was taken down by Taunton ‘keeper Irish outside the box. A yellow card was issued, with Irish perhaps escaping more severe punishment because it was not deemed a cynical foul. Shortwood halved the deficit with twenty minutes remaining; Cox was found by Harlie Price, and the striker was pushed by Villis in the penalty area. The Taunton player was sent off, and Cox converted the penalty. A late period of Shortwood pressure ultimately came to nothing, as Taunton held on to the three points.

“We gave them too much respect in the first half,” said Shortwood manager Paul Meredith. “We stood off them and didn't ask any questions. In the second half we changed it and we were much better. We can count ourselves unlucky not to get something from the game.”

Shortwood v Taunton Town
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MOTM: Levi Cox

Team: Pickering, Preece (Ockwell 70), Prictor, Meredith R, Thwaite, Kibble (Freeman 66), Price A, Singh (Marks 61), Morris, Price H, Cox

Attendance: 96

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Levi Cox

Player of the Match

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Key moments

Scored Penalty Levi Cox scores a penalty for Shortwood United

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Shortwood v Taunton Town
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Shortwood v Taunton Town


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90:00 Player of the Match
Levi Cox is awarded player of the match for Shortwood United
85:00 Yellow Card
Adam Price is yellow carded for Shortwood United
71:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 0
Levi Cox scores a penalty for Shortwood United
70:00 Sub Off
Callum Preece is substituted off for Shortwood United
70:00 Sub On
Sam Ockwell is substituted on for Shortwood United
66:00 Sub Off
Alex Kibble is substituted off for Shortwood United
66:00 Sub On
Jack Freeman is substituted on for Shortwood United
61:00 Sub Off
James Singh is substituted off for Shortwood United
61:00 Sub On
Nathan Marks is substituted on for Shortwood United
End of period 1
37:00 Saved Penalty
Harry Pickering saves a penalty for Shortwood United
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As it happened

  • Shortwood United
  • Taunton Town
  • 0
  • Harry Pickering Saved Penalty 37:00'
  • Nathan Marks Sub On 61:00'
  • James Singh Sub Off 61:00'
  • Alex Kibble Sub Off 66:00'
  • Jack Freeman Sub On 66:00'
  • Callum Preece Sub Off 70:00'
  • Sam Ockwell Sub On 70:00'
  • Levi Cox Scored Penalty 71:00'
  • Adam Price Yellow Card 85:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
15. Larkhall Athletic 42 45
16. Mangotsfield United 42 41
17. Shortwood United 42 40
18. North Leigh 42 38
19. Paulton Rovers 42 37
20. Slimbridge 42 35
21. Barnstaple Town 42 29

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