Timsbury bounced back from their disappointment of the previous week with a clinical away win at Wells. A goal in each half was enough to claim all three points in a very competitive game in this Uhlsport Somerset County Div 1 match
Timsbury took the lead after only five minutes. Hancock knocked the ball towards the corner for Cook to chase, he cut inside the last defender but then saw his shot saved by the legs of Wells keeper Veale. The rebound fell to the feet of Neilson and his goal-bound shot was handled on the line for a penalty. Cook stepped up to give the keeper no chance.
Camm should have done better for the home side when he found himself free on the edge of the box, but his shot sailed high and wide. A Neilson cross from the right found Cook unmarked about 12 yards out but his shot was turned around the post by Veale.
Timsbury should have increased their lead on the half hour when Cook evaded two challenges on the half way line to run clear, he then played the ball to Neilson who, with only the keeper to beat, blazed his shot high. Wells had a lot of possession but it was Timsbury who were making all the chances. Midgeley created another when he outpaced the full back but unfortunately no one was able to get the final touch to his fine cross.
The Wells goal continued to lead a charmed life when almost from the restart a speculative cross from Cook deceived the Wells keeper and hit the far post. The rebound fell to Craze on the edge of the box but his volley was deflected away to safety.
Timsbury’s second was not long in coming. Another fine run from Neilson found Cook unmarked. With a clear path to he goal coolly slotted the ball through the keepers legs to make it 0-2. Cook could have had his hat-trick when a defensive error allowed him another clear run on goal only this time to see his effort being cleared by the legs of the keeper.
Wells did not have their first shot on target until the hour mark, when Moon’s shot from outside the box was tipped on to the bar by Wilcox in the Timsbury goal. The home sides’ cause was not helped when one of their defenders was sin bBinned with 15 minutes remaining. With time running out substitute Padfield missed their best chance of reducing the deficit when, with only the keeper to beat, he saw his shot sail well over the bar from 12 yards.
Star Man Rhys Cook (Timsbury)