Timsbury Athletic celebrated their first home game of the season in the Somerset County League Premier Division with a comfortable 5-0 victory over neighbours Clutton. The young inexperienced visitors kept going to the end but they were no match for the home side.
In an early attack Timsbury skipper Callum Taylor headed just over while at the other end Saul Gibbs was high and wide with a speculative effort. Timsbury took the lead after 18 minutes when a shot from distance from Rico Sobers took keeper Mckenzie Denman by surprise and sneaked inside the post. Five minutes later a strong challenge from Reuben Hobbs set up Toby Neilson who shot past Denman via a post. After 26 minutes Nathan Flynn making his home debut for the club moved menacingly in from the left before hammering past Nathan for Timsbury’s third goal.
Sobers headed wide from Flynn’s corner before Clutton threatened with a shot from Max James which home keeper Ashton Tucker saved with difficulty and it needed an excellent tackle from Taylor to deny Vinny Sweet a goal-scoring opportunity. Taylor was then in action at the other end heading home a Flynn corner just before half-time to give the home side a 4-0 interval lead.
Five minutes into the second half Hobbs raced through to notch Timsbury’s fifth goal while Sweet headed just wide for the visitors. For long spells it was one way traffic with Timsbury player manager Liam Craze shooting wide from distance, Sobers missing the target after going clear and Morgan Skipp clearing the bar from close range. Substitute Jack Scrivens twice came close to adding to the total and Ellis Hancock forced Denman to make a timely save but despite all their pressure Timsbury failed to add to their lead.