1st Team
Fri 19 Apr 2024  ·  Division One
Stonehouse Town
Shortwood United
1st Team
E Martin (47'), D Gayner (71')
Derby Defeat

Derby Defeat

James Cunneen20 Apr - 10:30
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Stonehouse 3 Wood 2

Two goals in a minute right at the death condemned Wood to a derby defeat in the last game of the season at local rivals Stonehouse. A draw was the least Wood deserved and they had the lead twice but two goals in the 87th minute gave the Magpies the bragging rights in an entertaining contest.
All 5 goals came in the second half but both sides had escapes in the first period. Alex Gayner headed wide from a good position and Ollie Price was unlucky with a shot that cannoned off the post and away. Wright then saved with his feet from Spencer Martin while Stonehouse keeper Smallwood saved twice in seconds from Kieran Simmonds. Wood survived a hectic goalmouth scramble and just before the break Whelan somehow cleared a Bainbridge effort off the line.

Almost straight from the restart Dan Gayner headed over Smallwood as he came off the line but this time it was Stonehouse’s turn to clear the ball off the line but a minute later Wood took the lead – Elliot Martin racing in to fire low into the corner. The lead lasted 7 minutes before Luke Soule turned smartly in the box to shoot home. Martin had a header from a Byrnes corner headed off the line before Wood regained the lead. Byrnes free kick was headed clear but only to Dan Gayner who wasted no time in hammering the ball home.
The game swung from end to end and with 3 minutes to go Jack Hill shot across Wright into the comer and almost immediately the very impressive Nick Humphreys scored the winner with a shot from the edge of the area.

It was harsh on the Wood but the large crowd were thoroughly entertained by this end of season game.

Wright, Price, King, Byrnes, Mace K, Whelan, Martin, Kent, Gayner A (Bowes 64), Simmonds (Davis 72) Gayner D

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Fri 19 Apr 2024




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