Match Report: Hartley Wintney v Weymouth
Post by KOB - 31-03-2019, 11:13
Hartley Wintney v Weymouth, Evo-Stik League South, Premier South. Saturday 30th March 2019
Report by David Graham
Weymouth maintained their table top position with a comfortable win over Hartley Wintney at the Green Lane Memorial Ground. The match was watched by a bumper crowd of 437.
The Row started the better and on 3 minutes a corner from Steve Duff found the head of Jack Ball, who saw his effort saved by Tom McHale in the Terras' goal. On 8 minutes, a delivery from Mitchell Parker saw Alex Albert's headed effort hit the foot of the post and the Terras managed to scramble the ball clear.
Weymouth inevitably came into the game and on 13 minutes England C international, Brandon Goodship, tried his luck from 25 yards, with the ball going inches over the crossbar.
Weymouth took the lead on 19 minutes and it was Hartley who were the masters of their own downfall by being guilty of overplaying on the edge of their own penalty box. The Terras, who pressed quickly and consistently throughout the afternoon, gained possession and Brandon Goodship shot across the goal straight into the path of Yemi Odubade, who fired home from close range. (0-1)
Weymouth maintained an edge and Addulai Baggie jinked his way through the Row defence three minutes later but shot straight at Hartley 'keeper, Paul Strudley. The Terras had a further effort when Baggie set up Goodship, who fired over.
HALF TIME: HARTLEY WINTNEY 0 WEYMOUTH 1
Hartley started the second half well but almost undid their good work by overplaying in defence on 52 minutes. Goodship gained possession but shot into the side netting from a difficult angle.
The Row pushed to get the equaliser but were unable to make any impression on the visitors' defence, and the Terras extended their lead on 69 minutes with a controversial second goal. A long, high ball from the back took a high bounce into the Row box. Weymouth striker, Ben Thomson, challenged Paul Strudley in the air for possession. The ball broke free and Thomson shot home, with the Row claiming a foul on Strudley. (0-2)
Five minutes later the Terras made the game safe. Yemi Odubade made good ground down the right at pace and his accurate cross was converted at the near post by substitute Cameron Murray. (0-3)
The introduction of substitute Salhin Abubakar saw the Row create opportunities down the left wing. However, despite periods of pressure, McHale in the visitors' goal remained largely untroubled. [D Graham]
FULL TIME: HARTLEY WINTNEY 0 WEYMOUTH 3
HARTLEY WINTNEY: Paul Strudley, Nathan Smart (c), Louie Paget, Jack Ball, Matthew Drage, Alexandru Albert, Steven Duff, Marley Ridge, Michael Campbell, Mitchell Parker, Dan Stewart.
Subs: Salhin Abubakar (on for Steve Duff), Tyron Smith (on for Alex Albert), Tyrone Newton, Jack French (on for Michael Campbell), Josh Webb
WEYMOUTH: Tom McHale, Calvin Brooks, Ashley Wells, Sam Sherring, Stephane Zubar, Jake McCarthy, Yemi Odubade, Josh Carmichael, Ben Thomson, Brandon Goodship, Addulai Baggie.
Subs: Josh Wakefield, Jack Martin, Harry Baker, Cameron Murray (on), Jordan Ngalo (on).
HARTLEY MAN OF THE MATCH: Louie Paget
David spoke with Anthony Millerick after the game.
"I felt that Weymouth did a good, professional job on us; it's what we aspire to do on other teams. Goals change games and both the first two goals were disappointing for differing reasons. The first was an individual error. The second looked like a blatant foul on our keeper. At the time of both these goals, I felt we were in the ascendancy.
"I cannot fault the effort put in by our players today," Millers added, "it was a really good shift. It is always disappointing to lose and we must quickly try and return to winning ways."