Warminster would take the trip back to Bristol only three days after their last match in the area. This time they would take on a newly relegated (voluntary) Brislington FC side, posing a tough test for the Maltmen. The game would start with Brislington pressing high, winning several set pieces, all of which would amount to nothing. Warminster number 5 Jon Bazley would put in an inspired shift making his presence known to the Brislington attackers with a series of tough tackles. Warminster countered well with Captain James Vincent laying off to Corey Gardner, who drilled the ball across the box for Max Wyatt to divert into the net. 0-1.
The second goal followed soon after. Corey Gardner again provided a ball across the box for an onrushing Max Wyatt to belt home! 0-2. Following their quick-fire double, Warminster came under a barrage of attacks, but with a culmination of offside traps, stoic defending and the bar all playing a part in keeping a clean sheet. It would all be in vain, unfortunately. Despite Sam Thomson’s heroics, Brislington would poach a goal on the verge of half-time. 1-2.
The second half would start similarly to the first and would bear fruit for the Brislington players, one of whom would plant a fabulous header into the far side of the net from a corner. 2-2. Warminster could not be held back, countering with speed and purpose; another goal wouldn’t be far behind. This time it would be Jakob Seviour who would provide with a teasing ball into the six-yard box, which Max Wyatt would oblige in poking into the back of the net! 2-3.
Holding onto a precarious lead until the 88th minute, Warminster battled. A cross from out wide was again met by a Brislington player, squaring the ball for it to be smashed between Sam Thomson’s legs. 3-3. It would be a twist of the knife as stoppage time began that would seal Warminster’s fate as another corner was met by another Brislington player, catching out the Warminster defence and rifling the back of the net. 4-3. Despite a late chance for Jakob Seviour, Brislington saw out the game in which they would only lead for 3 minutes.
Overall there were too many positives to list from such a dynamic game. Warminster Town continues to demonstrate that they can compete with the biggest teams in the league. There is much more to come from the men in Red and Black.
Team: Thomson, Harbour-Burgess, Graham, Bazley, Dymond-Hall, Mortimer-Taylor, Seviour(s), Humphrey, Wyatt(s), Gardner, Vincent(c)(s)
Subs (used) Hounsell, Atkins, McFerran,
(unused) Ruck, Keightley
Match Report: Ben Cooke