On a cold and still night, Warminster Town travelled to the City of Wells. With both teams on a good run of form, it promised to be a good match. Indeed, it proved to be a highly entertaining close-fought contest with a 1 -1 draw, a fair result.
The visitors started quickly out of the blocks forcing an early save by the Wells City keeper. As the first half progressed, Wells evened up play, and in the 30th minute when Herrod was brought down and a penalty awarded. Up stepped City’s number 9 Wright and blasted it into the top-left corner.
Warminster responded as though stung by a bee. Within a minute of the restart, Miluk received a through ball, ran to the byline. His low cross, met by Martin Johnson, forced the keeper into an excellent save to preserve City’s lead.
Not to be outdone for fine saves in the first minutes of the second half, Warminster’s Sam Thomson was called into action to prevent the home side from doubling their lead in a crowded goalmouth attempt on goal.
Warminster levelled the score in the 82nd minute. Substitute Lewis Graham came down the right, crossed to Miluk in the box. Jack Miluk’s shot came off the keeper’s left leg back into Miluk and on into the goal. An unusual one but a good goal.
The game finished level despite efforts from both sides to change the score-line in the remaining minutes. Chairman of Warminster Town FC, David Parry, said, “the game was a credit to Western League football. I think all watching would agree.
Team: Thomson, Pollock(s), Cockerill, Jeffery, Lisowski, Bartley, Miluk, Mortimer-Taylor, Johnson M(s), Gardner(s), Seviour.
Subs: (used) Graham, De-Silva, Humphrey
(unused) Johnson L