Timsbury ran out deserved winners against the leaders of Somerset County Division 1 with a 3-2 victory, ending the home team’s 17 match unbeaten run in the process.
Both goals were threatened early on, firstly when a Neilson volley from 18 yards flew just wide of the Mendip post, then a shot from Hawkins was well saved by Wilcox at the other end. A fine run from Cook ended with a shot that was well saved by the legs of Brimble in the home goal.
Timsbury took the lead after 10 minutes when Cook scored directly from a corner on the left. The ball flew over the keeper and the defender on the line only succeeded in helping it into his own net. Hancock was unlucky not to increase the lead further when he rose highest to meet a Nix free kick which flew just past the post.
Another Nix cross from the right was steered home by Cook, only to be ruled out for offside. McNeeley almost levelled the score when his shot from outside the box was just too high. Another Cook corner from the right was met by the head of Hancock only to see it cleared off the line to safety.
Timsbury were grateful to their young keeper Wilcox early in the second half when a goal bound shot from Medjeduub was acrobatically tipped over the bar. He was immediately called upon again to turn a Milkins shot around the post.
At the other end Cook was still keeping the Mendip defence busy with his pace and a fine cross from the right fell to Hancock at the far post who saw his point blank shot was somehow turned away by the home keeper Brimble. Another Cook cross was finished off neatly by Taylor only to be ruled out again for offside.
Timsbury did not let this disappointment affect them for long. With their next attack Lutwama raced clear to fire past the advancing keeper to make it 2-0. Mendip struggled to threaten the Timsbury goal with Bishop and Rawlings in the home defence holding firm.
With five minutes left Mendip reduced the deficit when a corner from the right was stabbed home by Nicholls, only for Timsbury to respond immediately when a Nix free kick was helped on by Lutwama into the path of Hancock to shoot and make it 3-1. With time almost up Timsbury made life difficult for themselves when an attempted headed clearance from Barresi ending up in his own net. Luckily there was barely time to take the kick off before the final whistle was blown.
Star Man James Rawlings (Timsbury)