Match Report: Wadebridge Town 0 v 1 Wendron United

by | Mar 22, 2024

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Enjoy the Gaffer’s reflections, our Match Highlights, Kevin’s Match Report and our Social Media coverage from our smash and grab midweek defeat versus Wendron.

The Gaffer’s Reflections

Mixed feelings. Gutted to lose but delighted with the application of the lads. We threw everything at Wendron, who to their credit, stayed in the game with some great keeping and proper defending.

Hopefully it’s a performance level we can build on and we can pick up the points to get us back in the top 4.

Paul Rowe

The Gaffer

Match Highlights

Kevin’s Match Report

Reeve’s last gasp strike leaves Wadebridge stunned

South West Peninsula League
Premier West
Wadebridge Town 0 Wendron United 1

Wadebridge will still be wondering how they came out of Wednesday night’s game at Bodieve empty-handed after conceding a goal in the seventh minute of time added on.

The Bridgers had dominated the match, and got stronger as the game wore on, but they couldn’t find a way through a stubborn Wendron defence.

And with only seconds to go, the visitors broke away and after the ball was delivered from the right flank, Ryan Reeve was in the right position to fire it into the net to spark wild celebrations.

There was barely time to restart, leaving the home players wondering what had just happened to them.

For Reeve it was a happy ending after he saw his 17th minute penalty saved by Bridgers stopper Rob Rosevear. If that had gone in, maybe the pattern of the game would have been different.

As it was, Wadebridge took control and only the woodwork denied Haiden Chapman a 23rd minute goal as his powerful shot came back off the bar.

The home side were on top but Wendron almost broke the deadlock in the 40th minute when Reeve’s superb cross from the right picked out Josh Wood on the near post but his effort bounced inches wide.

The second half developed into an attack versus defence exercise and it took an excellent save from Zach Telling to deny Chapman the opening goal on the hour.

Chapman was at his marauding best out on the left, his powerful runs giving the visitors all sorts of problems, but Wendron stood firm and there was some excellent defending.

Their resistance seemed bound to be ended as the game moved into time added on as James Hamson delivered a perfect cross from the left to pick out Jacob Rowe 10 yards out.

A lot of the home supporters were poised to shout ‘goal’ as Rowe connected with his head only to see Telling make a point blank save on his line to somehow keep the ball out.

Another five minutes of Wadebridge pressure came to nothing before Wendron’s last gasp breakaway winner.

Football eh!

Wadebridge: R Rosevear, T Harris, S Hepworth, J Rowe, S Gerken, L Webber, C Reski (M Valleja 64), J Hamson, K Flew (J Homer 84), H Chapman, S Wickins. 
Subs not used: S Simmonds, M Lloyd.

Wendron: Z Telling, S Burley, L Dryburgh, M Roberts, R May, S Young, R Reeve, L Potts, R Kelly, C Bertrand, J Ward.
Subs: E Fearn (gk), Fletcher, S Palmer.
Goal: R Reeve (90+7).
Yellow card: S Young (64 minutes).

Referee: W Annear.

Men of Match: Wadebridge – Haiden Chapman; Wendron – Zach Telling.

Kevin Marriott

Match Reporter, KJM Sports

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