Timsbury Athletic moved into the third round of the Somerset Senior Cup with a comfortable 4-1 home win against Wellington Reserves. The visitors who play in the Devon and Exeter League fought hard but in the end the home side were just too strong.
Wellington made a promising start but it was Timsbury who took the lead after 10 minutes when Reuben Hobbs flicked home a corner from Rhys Cook. At the other end Wesley Poulsom was just too high with a decent effort and Aaron Hawkings was wide of the post for the visitors. Ebner Heatley brought visiting keeper Robert Hall into action before Hobbs grabbed his second goal for Timsbury with 18 minutes on the clock.
A great cross from Tim Midgley just evaded Ellis Hancock as Timsbury continued to press but with the interval approaching Wellington got back in the game. A seemingly innocuous shot from Oliver Nott beat Ashton Tucker in the Timsbury goal. Heatley came close to increasing the home advantage before Hawkings shot over for Wellington immediately before the half-time break.
Early in the second half Hobbs set up Cook but his shot from close range was blocked. The home side always looked in control and it was Hancock who notched Timsbury’ s third goal with a crisp left foot shot. Substitute Toby Neilson soon came into the action for the home side shooting just wide while Midgley saw his effort saved by Hall.
The influential Hancock then set up the busy Heatley who beat two men before firing home for Timsbury’s fourth goal. Wellington kept going to the end and after Nott had shot wide following a quick free-kick Luke Perry saw another effort comfortably held by Tucker. Cook had a great chance to add Timsbury’s fifth but for once he was missing from the home scoring tally with keeper Hall denying him.