Westfields 4 – Hunt (pen), Summers 2, Stoneman
Chipping Sodbury 1 – Pryce
Harrison Summers shines as Fields return to winning ways with a 4-1 win over Chipping Sodbury Town FC.
After failing to take a number of guilt edged chances over the last few weeks manager Phil Glover reverted to a very attack minded 3-4-1-2 formation for this game.
Fields opened the scoring when leading scorer Josh Hunt was upended in the box, converting the penalty.
Next up to add his name to the score sheet was Summers who’s deflected shot found it’s way into the bottom corner.
To their credit Chippings 3 attacking players started to come into the game and create some problems, after a couple of direct free kicks just failed to test Ian Havard in the Fields goal, they did pull one back with a strong shot from the edge of the box into the bottom corner from Sol Pryce.
Briefly this gave them a lift with only some good defending and blocks from Kane Kahaki, Paul Hurrell and a fantastic last ditch tackle from Sam Rawlings preventing a possible equaliser.
After a great move that saw Lewis Binns fire over when it looked likely Fields would add a 3rd the final goal of the half fell to Dan Stoneman who chipped the keeper with either a cross or shot to mean we went into the break.
2nd half started at a good pace with Fields looking to add a fourth and Chipping knowing a goal would mean game on, so gambling with leaving 3 upfront sometimes 4.
After a number of frustrating weeks for the home supporters with a lack of goals, nobody could have been unhappy with what they witnessed 2nd half, it was only a surprise that Fields only added one in the 2nd 45 minutes.
After Summers had made and finished a picture goal to put us 4-1 early in the 2nd half it seemed the gates would open however the away keeper Callum Brain had other ideas.
He produced save after save to prevent Harrison Summers claiming a hat trick, albeit Summers was also off target with another 3-4 other efforts as he looked to be enjoying himself in a changed attacking role.
Little was now seen of Chipping attack as Fields started to play the ball around at pace creating good chances for Binns, Stoneman, Keanu Cooper and after a great ball into the box to the unmarked Matt MacDonald from Dan Stoneman led to another chance that went begging.
Half chances also fell to subs Harrison Iddles and Sam Griffiths, who was making his senior home debut, but again the keeper seemed determined not to concede a 5th.
Special mention to leading striker Josh Hunt who had a number of efforts blocked but his unselfish play 2nd half was creating chances for all around him but try as we might we couldn’t get past the away keeper meaning the game finished.
Thanks to the 103 who attended on this beautiful sunny day, it’s greatly appreciated
We would also like to thank Sean Arrowsmith and Chris Smith for offering there assistance after we posted for a linesman (AR) after a car incident to the nominated official Jakub however the Uhlsport Hellenic League managed to replace Jakub with the excellent Phillip Wrightam.
We also send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Jakub.
|March 19, 2022||3:00 pm||Hellenic Football League Premier Division||2021 / 2022||0'|