In their previous encounter at Weymouth Street in September last year, these two teams scored 13 goals between them. An incredible match saw Warminster win 7-6! No one would expect a game with that scoreline again, and this time the home produced a 2-0 win.
The crowd of 95 did see more goals in the opening forty-five minutes, Warminster scoring first and ruled offside, and repeated by Hengrove with another offside decision keeping the score at 0-0 at the halftime whistle. Neither side, apart from those ruled-out goals, looked like scoring.
The second half proved to be more decisive for the Red & Black’s, as Chevelleau fired home ten minutes in. The move started with a throw-in taken by Dymond-Hall inside Warminster’s half; Vincent collected and put through a perfect pass for Chevelleau just inside the box to shoot past the keeper.
The lead was doubled in the 67th minute when a corner taken by Chevelleau from the left was met by Vincent a the near post, Hengrove’s keeper appeared to punch the ball into the striker, and it finished up going into the back of the net. How they go in doesn’t matter – it’s a goal!
Dymond-Hall went close in the 90th minute seeing his shot from the left flash just past the right-hand post. The referee added ten minutes of additional time.
The Warminster defence has now had three clean sheets, and the back four looked solid all afternoon. The man of the match was central defender Jon Bazley, and it was a close call as there were so many good performances by the home team. This was the first win of the season and a real confidence booster for the team, which has lost many regular players to other clubs. The new players are settling in and bonding as a team. Each match shows that despite the early setback, the season is long, and it is all to play for.
Team: Thomson, Humphrey, Dymond-Hall, Graham, Bazley, Rogers, Seviour(s), Mortimer-Taylor, Vincent(s), Chevelleau, Wyatt(s)
Subs all used: Cassidy, Chandler, McFerran