It's Tough With 10 Men
It was a long trip into Devon for Warminster Town to play their quarterfinal round of the Les Phillips (League) Cup at Premier Division Tavistock AFC. This is last season’s competition, carried over due to the Covid-19 curtailment. Disappointment reigned though as Warminster went down to a 4-0 defeat.
The game was spoiled by a series of yellow cards, 2 for Alex Churchyard which resulted in him being sent off before the halfway point of the first half. At the same time, team captain Ian Jeffery had to spend 10 minutes in the sin bin. The referee did seem intent on using his cards and the neutral watching the game might well agree that Churchyard was unfortunate to be sent off. Despite this, the visitors didn’t concede a goal until the 41st minute.
The second-half proved challenging with the man down, making it difficult against higher league opponents; however, it must be said that Warminster were not outclassed. The second goal came from a header from Prynn, the opening goal scorer on 55 minutes.
The third goal came from a shot outside of the box on 71 minutes. The fourth and the final one in the 87th minute from a through ball beating the tired defence. The attacker from just inside the 18-yard line chipped over the on-rushing Hotine to another Tavistock man, Grant, who scored despite the efforts of Sisson, who could not prevent the goal and injuring himself in the attempt.
This was a game which would have been far better if there were eleven v eleven on the pitch.
Next match: Saturday, September 26th when Bishop Sutton will be at Weymouth Street.
Team: Hotine, Sisson, Barnes, Jeffery, De Silva, Churchyard, Miluk, Pawley*, Allen, Wain*, Butler*
Subs *(used): McFerran, Lisowski*, Johnson, Seviour*, Bartley*