A Game of 2 Halves
With some Covid-19 restrictions lifted, a limited number of supporters were allowed in to Meadow Lane to watch Westbury United v Warminster Town. Following a period of rain and stormy weather, the sun shone on this local preseason derby. There were plenty of goals in this game with Westbury coming out as 4-2 victors.
The first-half saw a spirited and hard-working performance by the visitors who created quite a few early opportunities, winning free-kicks in good positions but were unable to capitalise on them. Warminster took the lead when a pass from the left was directed to Jack Miluk on the right. Miluk on 43 minutes, cut in along the edge of the 18 yards line beating the defenders to fire a left-footed shot into the top right corner of Westbury’s goal.
The goal fired up the home side for the second half. Westbury scored the equaliser (56) with a header from a corner. Their third goal came 7 minutes later (63) with a low shot squeezing under keeper, Hotine into the back of the net.
Warminster was the side next to score when Mandson (84) received a low pass from Miluk, took a touch then chipped the Westbury keeper superbly and gave the Red & Blacks a chance of getting back into this game in the remaining few minutes on the watch. However, with just 2 minutes left, Warminster were caught out on a counter-attack and United made it 4-2, the final score.
It was definitely a game of two halves, Warminster putting in a really good first-half effort but seemingly struggle to repeat it in the second against the Toolstation Western League Premier side. The match can be viewed on the Warminster Town Football Club YouTube Channel.