It's a Gr-Eight Night for Yate
Yate punish Winscombe in Roger Stone Memorial Cup with eight unanswered strikes
The visitors attacked from the off, Sam Knight hitting the bar after Justin Hall had ridden a tackle to set him up. Ellis Kow then flighted in a cross-shot from way out on the left that sailed over the head of the Winscombe keeper into the net, before the same custodian was sharp in outstretcing a leg to deny Hall's goalbound effort. Called into action again, the courageous young goalie twice thwarted Takayo Nembhard, only for the ball to spin clear for Hall to lunge and pocket the second goal. 0-2
Nathan Goodwin-Worrell then played out of defence to Knight, whose defence-splitting pass allowed Nembhard to stroke in the third from just inside the area, before the same pair combined for Nembhard to get the deftest of touches to re-direct Knight's floated free-kick into the net for 0-4.
The away side generally had more pace and strength as a team, and could have added to the tally early on, but for the heroics of the home keeper again, denying both Nembhard and Kow, before he unfortunately retired injured. After this break in play, a decent move on the left ended with Luca Wilson's fine left wing cross to the far post, where Nembhard slammed home for his hat-trick.
A strong Goodwin-Worrell run out of the back fed Hall, who was strong in the challenge and laid off to Troy Sutherland, incisive and with licence to get forward throughout. He strode through midfield and delivered to Kow, who tucked away a fine team goal. 0-6
Hall stepped in and out of the box to make space for a superb seventh, swept high into the top corner from 18 yards before then ghosting in to control and despatch Knight's telling cross for his own hat-trick and Yate's eighth score without reply.