|Snaps tonight from picturesque Wrea Green as title challengers Quilligans travelled to face Wrea Green FC.|
Quilligans simply had to win tonight to keep the pressure on Blackpool Rangers at the top of the Premier Division. Quills were losing finalists in the Premier Division Cup on sunday where, according to manager Mark Spedding, several of his players had not put in good enough performances.10th in the Division coming into tonight's game, Wrea Green were looking to put in a performance to finish their second season in the top flight in style.
Referee Mark Errington
Good tip over from the Wrea Green keeper
Under pressure from Douthwaite and Ford, he does well again
Half time came and 0-0. A hard-working performance from Wrea Green. Quilligans thought they had the ball in the net but Ref Errington waved play on, ruling a goal-line clearance had prevented the ball crossing the line.
Panic set in as a Wrea Green sub couldn't find the changing room key. As the search began a couple of helpful suggestions were aired. Tony Wood remarked that Sped senior was adept at dealing with changing room doors whilst Daz Spedding offered to let it slip to Frendy that there was a pie behind the door. Thankfully the key was found in Sped's kit bag.
Patience was called for at half time by the Quills coaching staff and they started the second half brightly, Douthwaite here going close
Opening goal, scored by Jordan Spedding from close range
Spedding added a glorious second, a smart turn and a deft lob from 30 yards leaving Wrea Green's keeper rooted
Liam Frend on for Carl Faber, not only strong in the air but creative with several flick ons leading to chances
That Wrea Green defender should go and pick on someone his own size. Oh, hang on…
Wonderful 30 yard strike from youngster Joe Camozzi, rivalling Jordan Spedding's for 'goal of the game'
At 2-1 Quilligans could have wilted but weren't in the mood to accept anything less that a win. Jordan Spedding, on a hat-trick, hit the post from a tight angle (to shouts of 'greedy *****' from Dad on the sidelines) but the third goal came from a Quills midfielder, volleyed home following a corner. Captain Robbie Boal charged from the halfway line for Quills fourth, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake before slotting past the keeper. Final whistle and 4-1 to the visitors.