Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Ten-man Woodcote secure points

VISITORS Woodcote/Stoke Row returned from their Reading League Senior Division clash with bottom-of-the-table Wraysbury Village with all three points on Saturday despite putting in a below par performance.

Woodcote/Stoke Row made all the running early on but their finishing was disappointing with a number of players missing good chances.

The only goal of the first half came on 18 minutes when a Frank Dillon shot cannoned off a Wraysbury defender into Paul Knox’s path, and his shot managed to evade the keeper and nestle inside the far corner for 1-0.

The second half started with a slight improvement with Woodcote increasing the tempo, but this momentum was halted when they were reduced to 10 men as Dave Givens was shown a second yellow card and sent off.

The numerical superiority enabled Wraysbury to equalise. Woodcote dwelt on the ball in midfield, lost it and a quick pass over the top enabled the Wraysbury striker to outpace the defence and finish for 1-1.

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