Timsbury Athletic again demonstrated why they are one of the frontrunners in the Uhlsport Somerset County League Division 1 with a comprehensive 6-2 victory at home to Yatton and Cleeve Utd. A combination of fluent football and clinical finishing proved far too much for the visitors who kept going to the end and were rewarded with two late goals.
Timsbury were positive from the outset and the Yatton keeper Tom Murphy did well to hold a Jack Nix free-kick and an effort from Rhys Cook. They eventually took the lead on the quarter-of-an-hour when Toby Neilson beat the keeper from distance with the assistance of a deflection. Sean Derrick was just wide with another crisp shot before the same player laid on the home side’s second goal with a cross that was headed firmly home by Reuben Hobbs.
The visitors had created few clear chances at the other end but the danger when it did come was largely orchestrated by George Frost down the left wing and one of his centres was headed just wide by Alex Bird. Cook then hit the outside of the post for Timsbury before Ashton Tucker in the home goal was forced to deal with a sharp shot from Tom Starr.
Three minutes into the second half Timsbury went three up when Cook raced clear and hammered his shot past Murphy. The same player then cleverly backheeled to fellow striker Hobbs who this time sidefooted wide. There was no stopping the home side and after 53 minutes Ellis Hancock made it 4-0 with a thumping header from Ebner Heatley’s corner. Bird headed over for Yatton in a rare moment of danger for the home side before Timsbury were awarded a penalty after 65 minutes. Cook was pulled back in the box and took the spot-kick himself only to see it easily saved by Murphy.
Cook soon made amends laying on a perfect chance for Hancock who calmly stroked his second goal. Timsbury’ sixth goal was the best of the game courtesy of a fine shot from the ever improving Hobbs in the top corner of the Yatton net. With two minutes of normal play remaining Yatton were awarded a penalty and Elliott Shipway pulled one goal back and in stoppage time a goalmouth melee saw Frost add a second.