Warminster Town 3 Radstock Town 1

The first game of the season kicked off under bright sunshine at Weymouth Street. The 179 in attendance enjoyed a very entertaining game of football, and which the home side went on to win 3-1.

Warminster got off to an excellent start with an early goal in the second minute by Francois Allen who received the ball on the left-hand edge of the penalty area. He fired across goal tucking the ball into the right side, leaving the keeper little chance of saving it.

Warminster pressed the Radstock players making them work hard to keep possession and the intensity paid off. In the 20th minute, Jack Miluk received a pass from De Silva, ran through the defence and into the penalty area. He shot low from the right burying the ball into the left of the net. George Butler scored the third with a low left footed shot from inside the area beating the keeper.

The home side had several other chances in this half which went close and created plenty of excitement in the ground. The preseason tactics of playing higher league teams seems to have worked well and sharpened the players for this game.

Radstock were out early on the pitch after their halftime talk in the dressing room. The Red and Blacks, however, stood up to any renewed vigour from the visitors. More opportunities to increase the scoreline came but the ball doggedly refused to go into the back of the net. The away goal was courtesy of a penalty given for handball very late in the game, in fact in additional time, and tucked away by Sam Gregory.

Warminster : Hotine, Sisson, Barnes, Jeffrey, Churchyard, Miluk, Mortimer-Taylor, Allen, Wain, Butler, Lisowski.

Subs (used): Mandson, Johnson, Seviour, Pawley*

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