Timsbury Athletic scored six goals for the second week running in their demolition of lowly Wells City Reserves in the Somerset County League Division 1 but they had enough clear chances to have notched up double figures. The visitors battled gamely but were never in the match which was effectively all over at half-time when Timsbury were 5-0 ahead.
The game began slowly but once Timsbury took a 15th minute lead the floodgates opened. Liam Craze’s shot was clipped into the net by Rhys Cook. Two minutes later Cook acted as provider pulling the ball back for the unmarked Jem Lutwama who stroked home his 23rd league goal of the season.
As the home side continued to push forward Cook’s pinpoint corner was headed firmly home by man of the match Jesse Bishop. Still the goals continued to come with Lutwama laying on the chance for Cook to end a frantic 10 minute spell with Tiimsbury’s fourth goal. In a rare attack at the other end Joe Kay had an effort blocked on the line before Lutwama, who had a frustrating afternoon in front of goal, missed two great opportunities to boost his goal tally. Ten minutes from the interval Cook completed his hat-trick with a crisp left footed shot which gave the busy Wells keeper Josh Bond no chance.
Substitute Ebner Heatley brought Bond into early action in the second half and Lutwama squandered another opening by shooting over. Soon after he gave Cook a further chance to increase the lead but he hesitated and was dispossessed. The home side’s sixth goal after 65 minutes was the best of the afternoon with teenager Toby Neilson striking a fine free-kick into the top corner of the net.
There was time for Timsbury to introduce new signing Dom Barresi and he soon featured forcing Bond to save and then clipping another effort just past the post. Substitute Olly Levitt headed just wide of the post for the visitors who despite being markedly second best never gave up.
Next Saturday Timsbury have arguably their biggest game of the season when they entertain Westland Sports in the quarter-final of the Somerset Senior Cup with a 2pm kick-off.
Star Man Jesse Bishop (Timsbury Athletic)