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Warminster Town
Welton Rovers
Wed 20 Sep 19:45 - The Toolstation Western Football League - Division 1 Full time

All Square at Weymouth Street

Welton kept up their impressive run of Wednesday form with a point at Warminster ensuring the Greens are undefeated in their five midweek fixtures so far this season.

Welton started shakily with the home side on the attack but any early nerves were quickly quelled by a Joe Batrick goal after just 4 minutes. Savery surged down the right flank and into the box, cutting the ball back for Francois Allen. Allen, however, astutely stepped over the ball which ran perfectly for BATTRICK to place a low finish beyond Lisowski in the Warminster goal.

The goal ushered in a dominant 20 minutes for Welton who could, and perhaps should have increased their lead. Savery continued to threaten on the right hand side and was frequently too much for Town fullback Tyrone Pollard to handle, while former Warminster man Allen was desperate to score against his former side. It was he who came closest when latching on to Coleman’s excellent penetrating pass from deep, and though his finish was powerful, Lisowski stood his ground well and beat the ball away.

Lisowski’s save immediately seemed all the more important as it led to Warminster's equaliser. The Red and Blacks broke quickly and after forcing the issue down the right, the ball was played across for MILUK to convert and draw things level 10 minutes before the break. By now, it was the home side showing attacking intent, with the Welton backline looking less assured than they have done in recent weeks.

The second 45 was a similar affair, with both sides having chances to seize the initiative. Warminster were the first to do so and took the lead on 64 minutes. MILUK got on the ball on the left wing and cut inside firing off what seemed a speculative shot. Tom Smith did his best to get in its way but his touch only served to speed the ball on its way past Drewitt. Welton reacted in the perfect way however, drawing level again within a minute.

Awarded a free kick on the half way line, Smith launched a high ball into the box. Chapman unerred the Warminster backline with his presence and though or Town defenders attempted to hack the ball away they could only do so as far as SAVERY who once again showed a cool head to slot low to Lisowski’s right hand side.

This should have made for a grandstand last 25 minutes, however the evening's referee had other things in mind. Both sides looked to push for the winner in what was a very evenly and sportingly contested match, but the man in the middle was insistent on stopping and slowing play at every possible opportunity, frustrating players and supporters of both sides.

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