Sat 23
Ilminster Town 1st Team
2
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2
League
Stockwood Wanderers
T Jefferson (47'), T Sullivan (55')
Town Back Into Top 6 After Home Draw

Town Back Into Top 6 After Home Draw

By Daniel Haines
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Ilminster Town Firsts 2 - 2 Stockwood Wanderers


The first ever meeting of these two sides ended in stalemate, but despite  the draw the Ilminster camp were delighted to move back into the top six having coming back from 2-0 against a strong physical Stockwood Wanderers.

It was fit again Taylor Jefferson, who kick started Ilminster after a poor first half, when just before the interval he raced away from the half way line and with just the keeper to beat kept his cool with a composed finish.

The comeback was complete when young Tom Sullivan grabbed the equaliser with a fine shot from 20 yards on 55 minutes.

There were three changes to the side, Chris May was abroad on holiday in Croatia, and with Luke Paul also sunning himself and Adam Male also unavailable, young keeper Owen Male was brought in  along with Gethan Jenkins at right back and Tom Sullivan out wide.

The game started poorly for the Blues, when Left Back Karl Davies miss hit his back pass, and with Owen Male sold short, the young keeper  tried to gather but brought down the  Stockwood centre forward Harrison Donachie who himself made no mistake from the spot kick, within twenty minutes it was 2-0 to the visitors when Tom Francis was sharpest to a loose ball after Owen Male had saved the initial shot.

The game became stretched in the closing stages with both sides striving for the winner and despite looking the more likely the young Ilminster side could not quite break down a resolute Stockwood defence.

 Jake Woodard along side Captain Jonny May in the heart of the defence never put a foot wrong all afternoon.

The club are delighted that the skipper along with his brother Chris have both been selected for the Somerset County Representative Side which is well deserved following their performances this season.

Team:
Owen Male, Gethyn Jenkins, Karl Davies, Jake Woodard, Jon May (C), Ben Pitman, Jack Male, Brad Pitman, Taylor Jefferson, Charlie Rutter, Tom Sullivan

Next week for Ilminster a tough away fixture against  second in the table and current Somerset County Premier champions Watchet Town with a 3.00pm kick off.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 23, Sep 2017

Kickoff

15:00
Jake Woodard

Player of the match

Jake Woodard