Timsbury continued their good start to the season although they had to recover from 2 -0 down at half time before eventually running out comfortable winners, after scoring six in the second half of this Div 1 Uhlsport Somerset County league match.
After a quiet start it was the home side who had the first real chance, when Mann was allowed to run clear from a long ball over the top but Wilcox in the Timsbury goal made a fine save with his legs. Wilcox came to the rescue again when he pushed a fine shot from Welling around the post for a corner. From the corner a needless push on Carpenter resulted in an inevitable penalty which was well converted by Bind to make it 1-0.
After 25 mins disaster struck again when a cross from the right reached an unchallenged Bishop 10 yards out and his cushioned header flew over the outstretched hand of the keeper to make it 2-0. Timsbury were unable to respond and their tactic of playing the long ball through for Cook to chase was easily contained by the home defence. They were thrown a life line right on half time when a push in the back on Hancock led to another penalty, unfortunately Cook’s shot was saved by Kahya and he then managed somehow to tip the rebound from Cook over the bar.
Timsbury introduced Heatley at the start of the second half in an effort to add width to their attack. Timsbury’s first chance fell to Cook after Heatley played him through. He turned inside the defender only to see his shot hit the bar with the keeper well beaten.
On the hour mark Timsbury reduced the deficit when a free kick from the half way line evaded the home defence allowing Neilson to fire home from an acute angle to make it 2-1. The real turning point came a few minutes later when a reckless challenge by Yatton Captain Carpenter on Hancock led to him being dismissed leaving them with 10 men.
Two minutes later Bishop made amends for his earlier error when he neatly back heeled the ball into the net after the home side failed to clear a corner. Within minutes Timsbury made the advantage pay when Baresi was wiped out at the far post before he could head Cooks cross into an empty net. Cook made no mistake this time from the resultant penalty.
Cook increased the lead further when a fine run from Midgley left him clean through to score giving the keeper no chance. Midgley then added number five himself. After another run down the right he cut inside the fullback and his left foot shot from the edge of the box found the back of the net. Cook completed the scoring in the final minute to claim his hat trick. After being played through by Baresi he shot low past the advancing keeper into the net.
Star Man Rhys Cook (Timsbury)