Westfields 2 – Wakley, Stoneman
Brimscombe & Thrupp 0
WESTFIELDS RETURN TO WINNING WAYS
Westfields recorded their first league win in 5 outings when they overcame visiting Brimscombe & Thrupp 2-0 at allpay.park last night.
Westfields were looking to get back on track after disappointing results in recent games but they gave a hard-working display and despite Josh Hunt missing a penalty Westfields ran out 2-0 winners over the Gloucestershire visitors.
Westfields got off to a dream start when in only the 5th minute young striker Jack Gittoes burst through the visitors’ defence and fired a low shot which Daniel Brabham fumbled in the visitors’ goal and the ball ran free to Dan Stoneman who fired the ball into an empty net to give Westfields a 1-0 lead.
With the ever-dangerous Stoneman and new signing Archie Muirhead both working hard down the flanks Westfields looked likely to increase their lead but several of the crosses were not converted.
Brimscombe & Thrupp enjoyed good possession play and worked hard to try and draw level but Westfields defended well, particularly central defenders Ben Vine and Joe Davies.
After the break the game became a little scrappy as both sides tried to get a goal and it took a brilliant one-handed save from Ian Havard in the Westfields goal to keep out a thunderous free-kick, then the Westfields keeper twice made brave saves at the feet of on-rushing Brimscombe & Thrupp attackers to keep the Westfields goal intact.
Westfields then had a great opportunity to go 2-0 ahead when a shot from Josh Hunt was handled in the box but his spot-kick low to the keeper’s left was well-saved by Brabham in the Brimscombe goal.
Westfields then introduced substitutes Adam Wakley and Kyle Cassell and this gave further power up front and it came as no surprise in the latter stages of the game when Westfields got the vital second goal when dangerman Stoneman again provided the cross for Adam Wakley to tap over the line from close range.
Westfields welcomed the 3 points which put them up into fourth place in the league and set them up nicely for their away trip to Bristol on Saturday when they meet Mangotsfield in another Hellenic League Premier Division game.
Next Tuesday Westfields are at home to Long Crendon from Oxford in the Hellenic League Floodlit Cup First Round tie, kick-off 7.45pm.
|October 4, 2022||7:45 pm||Hellenic Football League Premier Division||2022 / 2023||0'|
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|Brimscombe & Thrupp||0||0||0|