Sat 07
Ilminster Town 1st Team
Street Reserves
J May (60'), K Davis (85')
Town Progress to Last 16 of Senior Cup

Town Progress to Last 16 of Senior Cup

By Daniel Haines
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Ilminster Town Firsts 2 - 0 Street Reserves

Ilminster Town moved into the last 16 of the Somerset Senior, with a comfortable 2-0 win in the end thanks to goals from Jon May and Karl Davies against Somerset County Division one side Street Reserves.

The first half was evenly contested with both sides enjoying good possession and it was Street who created the first chance when the Ilminster back four were caught far to square in a line, and the Street centre forward raced clear to find himself one on one with Chris May, the big keeper won the duel by spreading himself and blocking the shot with his feet.

Chris May again kept it all square when a shot from distance looked destined for the bottom corner, and despite seeing it late May managed to get across his goal and turned it away from safety.

0-0 at half time but Ilminster who had threatened in the first half with out really creating any clear cut chances, were now on the front foot, Taylor Jefferson showing real determination had a great run and leaving the full back for dead got to the bye line and cut the ball back for the on rushing Tom Sullivan but the young wingers shot hit the legs of a covering defender.

On the hour mark a free kick was won on the far touch line and Karl Davies crossed deep to the far post where Charlie Rutter cushioned his pass right across the goal and from a yard out Captain Jon May volleyed home.

With in 5 minutes Street had a fantastic chance to equalise, when after working an opening on goal their forward blazed his shot over the bar when it would have been easier to score.

The game was now end to end and Charlie Rutter was unlucky not to score when Luke Paul and Jack Male combined well down the right flank, and Paul delivered a great cross to the far post but Rutter 'a header was saved by a combination of keeper and defender.

Street were pushing hard and went close again with a goal mouth scramble, but they lost their momentum when their No. 11 was sent off for abusing Mark Cairns the referee after picking up a yellow card for a bad tackle.

With a man advantage the Blues were now in control and Jefferson cut in from the right but when well placed was unbalanced when he shot screwing his shot wide.

Karl Davies intercepted a pass and from fully 30 yards out looked up and spotting the keeper of his line brilliantly scored in the top corner giving the back peddling keeper no chance.
Davies scored two similar goals at Bridgwater but those were shot/crosses that caught the wind this time he meant it and his goal capped a fine display by the left back.

It was a fine second half performance and after last weeks drubbing at Chilcompton it was a good confidence booster and  great to get back to winning ways.

Chris May, Luke Paul, Karl Davies, Adam Male, Jonny May, Brad Pitman, Jack Male, Tom Sullivan, Andre Anjos, Taylor Jefferson, Charlie Rutter

Subs used
Ben Pitman
Jack Read

Next week back to Somerset County League action away at 4th placed Middlezoy with a 3.00pm kick off

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Match details

Match date

Sat 07, Oct 2017


Karl Davis

Player of the match

Karl Davis