In form Timsbury Athletic continued their climb up the Somerset County League Division 1 with a 2-0 away win against lowly Wells City Reserves. Despite dominating the possession the visitors made hard work of the game and were indebted to two clinical finishes by Jem Lutwama.
Timsbury pressed from the start and after Lutwama had shot over the top Rhys Cook saw his shot go just wide. Wells were depending on long range efforts with both Connor Linham and Toby Thompson shooting wide. Home keeper Josh Bond saved from Ebner Heatley and both Lutwama and Cook were wide of the mark.
Lutwama then rounded the keeper but went too far and his centre which found Heatley was blocked by the home defence. At the other end Timsbury keeper Charlie Phillips had to move quickly to deny Tom Fozzard but Timsbury should have gone ahead five minutes from half-time when Lutwama missed from in front of goal after good work by Cook.
The breakthrough came three minutes into the second half and Lutwama’s frustrating afternoon took on a positive note when he latched on to an Ellis Hancock through ball to shoot past Bond. Jesse Bishop shot over for the visitors and Liam Craze saw his lob held by Bond before Hancock hit a terrific shot on to the post.
After 65 minutes Cook set up Lutwama and the prolific striker claimed his 17th league goal of the season. Soon after Bond denied him a hat-trick with a fine save and he made an equally good block to prevent Cook making it 3-0. A late strike from Linham flashed just past the visitors’ goal but generally it was a trouble-free afternoon for Phillips in the Timsbury goal.