Mendip Broadwalk tightened their grip at the top of the Somerset County League Division 1 with a convincing 3-0 win away to Timsbury Athletic. The damage was done as early as the sixth minute at which point the visitors were two up and, despite a spirited effort at the start of the second half from Timsbury, the result was never really in doubt.
Mendip Broadwalk took the lead after just three minutes when a terrific shot from Rhys Hickery flew into the top corner of the net. Jem Lutwama saw an effort disallowed for offside for the home side but almost immediately Hickery doubled his side’s advantage as he shot past Charlie Phillips in the home goal.
At the other end Ebner Heatley was wide with a speculative drive but it was the league leaders who were calling the tune and Dean Maggs headed over from a Jacob O’Donnell corner. A miskicked clearance from Phillips gave Westley Hawkins a chance for a third but his hurried effort was just too high. Lutwama struck a powerful shot wide for Timsbury before Mendip Broadwalk increased their lead on the stroke of half-time. An O’Donnell free-kick came back to Jordan Hughes who made no mistake with a crisply hit shot.
Timsbury enjoyed their best spell at the start of the second half. Callum Taylor headed over from an Heatley free-kick, a cracking shot from Rhys Cook was well saved by George Brimble who then held a goalbound header from Matt Brooks. At the other end an unmarked Hawkins just failed to reach a cross from the left while Maggs wasted a great opportunity for a fourth goal after being set up by the impressive Hickery. As Timsbury’s effort gradually faded O’Donnell shot just wide for the visitors and substitute Gary Hancock hit a post right on time.
It was result that saw Mendip Broadwalk stretch their lead at the top to seven points while a rare home defeat saw Timsbury slip to eighth place.
Star Man Rhys Hickery (Mendip Broadwalk)