Wed 24 Apr 2024  ·  Division 1
Shortwood United
Wood stifle Creed!

Wood stifle Creed!

James Cunneen25 Apr - 11:04
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Painswick 1 Wood Reserves 3 report by Andrew Colliver

Painswick had could have won the league tonight, but Shortwood had other ideas as they turned in a magnificent performance and certainly their best result of the season. It is a sign of how this side has grown together as the season has gone on that they could produce a result like this and could condemn Painswick to only their second league defeat of the season!

The young back four of Scrivens (18), Beere (18), Davis (19) and Colliver (19) kept the normally free scoring Painswick living off scraps, whilst Kieran Simmonds ran the Painswick defence ragged at the other end.

A searing run from Simmonds won a penalty on 12 minutes, converted by Colliver. Wood continued to push forward and it was Simmonds again on 30 minutes leaving his defender for dead, who crossed the ball for a tap in by Matt Fanstone. Painswick came back strongly and
pulled one back just before half-time through Dave Creed with his 33rd goal of the season.

You'd have been forgiven for thinking that Painswick would come back strongly in the second half, which they did, but Wood continued to shut the door. Harry Noblett (17) came on at centre back on 60 minutes and continued the good work of the youngsters at the back, and Wood continued to push for a third goal, finally rewarded with goal from Jake Wellington on 80 minutes. Owen Scrivens got away down the left flank and his deep cross caused the keeper problems and when the ball fell to Wellington 10 yards out he slammed the ball home to the understandable joy of the Wood bench and travelling faithful;

The final 10 minutes saw Painswick throw everything at Wood, but they held firm with the calm Franks looking cool in the Wood goal and Toby Colliver leading from the front.

And credit to referee Wayne Millin who had a fine game and kept the game flowing.

Team: Kieran Franks, Jahvon Davis, Owen Scrivens, Toby Colliver, Ollie Beere, Will Davis, Will Dunn, Kieran Simmonds, Jake Wellington, Matt Fanstone, Keegan Bowes.
Subs: Scott Evanson, Harry Noblett, Ash Peyton

Star Player: Toby Colliver

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Wed 24 Apr 2024




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