Below-strength Millwey return with the points

  Posted: 27.09.21 at 12:23 by Philip Evans

By Dick Sturch

Pinhoe 1sts 2, Millwey Rise 1sts 3

MIllwey Rise travelled to Broadclyst with a depleted side that included three young players making their debut in the first team -Ben Webb, Joe Osborne and Owen Enticott. And each one of them were key in the ultimate victory.

Rise dominated the first quarter but much against the run of play Pinhoe took the lead after 16 minutes. This lead was quickly eroded when Joe Osborne fed Ben Webb for his first goal, quickly followed by Webb's second, when his fierce strike found the back of the Pinhoe net.

The home side kept threatening but a combination of sound defence and safe handling by Brett Garner in goal kept them at bay.

Nathan Womersley rounded off a mesmerising run with a strike that gave the Pins' keeper no chance and Millwey went into the break leading 3-1.

The second half started with a jolt for Rise when within two minutes of the re-start, and the defence asleep, Pinhoe scored. This brought them to their senses and Rise again began to dominate the mid-field. The opportunities mounted up as Millwey continually pressed the home side's defence but even a penalty failed to improve the score line which finished 3-2 in Millwey's favour.

Man-of-the-match was Ben Webb for his goals but Sam Turner, together with Zak Meaker and Jason Hoole, in midfield were outstanding.

Next week Farway Utd are the visitors to Cloakham (kick-off 3pm).

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