Tue 12
Bridgwater Town FC Reserves
Ilminster Town 1st Team
K Davis (50'), (70')
Two Freak Goals Give Town Priceless Win

Two Freak Goals Give Town Priceless Win

By Daniel Haines
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Bridgwater Town Reserves 1 - 2 Ilminster Town Firsts

Ilminster moved into the top six of the Somerset County Premier League with this fantastic result away against Bridgwater Town Reserves, the win was made extra special as the game was played in the most awful conditions with high winds and heavy rain that made playing football very difficult.

Kicking with the strong wind at their backs It was Bridgwater who took the lead mid way through the half.

Ilminster worked really hard and were delighted to get in at half time only one down.

Within 5 minutes of the restart and with the wind behind them  the Blues soon equalised when Karl Davies delivered a cross/shot from the left that went straight in.

Bridgwater had lost their keeper at half time with an injury and their left back who had taken over in goal was at fault when in the 70th minute Davies crossed from the left again, and he couldn't believe his luck when the Ball sailed in for his and  Ilminster's second.

There were further chances, the best falling to Charlie Rutter who could have done better.

But  all in all this difficult midweek fixture brought the young team 3 more points and pushed them up to sixth in the table, which is beyond their wildest dreams after the difficult pre-season.

Credit must also go to Darren Manley who has added his considerable experience to the management team, Manley has been instrumental in bringing the players in from the Ilminster Youth set up where he is Chairman.

"No one has as much knowledge of local football than Darren and alongside George Hamill and Andy Dyke, he has really brought the team on with the training and his tactical knowledge."

Yet another young player came off the Ilminster conveyor belt with the introduction from the bench of yet another highly promising young player in 17 year old Tom Sullivan.

Chris May, Luke Paul, Karl Davies, Jake Woodard, Jon May ( c) , Ben Pitman, Jack Male, Brad Pitman, Charlie Berrington, Mike MaCormack, Charlie Rutter.

Subs used
Tom Sullivan
Adam Male
Lee Sweet

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Match details

Match date

Tue 12, Sep 2017


Karl Davis

Player of the match

Karl Davis