Cobblers taste first league defeat
Street came away from Devon empty handed as Willand handed the Cobblers their first league defeat of the season.
An even first 25 minutes saw Street take the initiative in terms of possession and went close to taking the lead when Lewis Waldy fizzed an effort over the bar from distance and Josh Wadham also failed to test the keeper when his effort on the angle went over. Willand came back into the game slowly and took the lead on 35 minutes when a free kick out on the right was lifted into the box which wasn't cleared by the Street defence and Adam Hill drilled in from close range. Dave O'Hare almost got Street back on level terms from the restart but his effort on goal once more sailed over. A last gap challenge by Kai Fisher meant Street went into the break only one down.
After the break Tom Punchard made a smart stop from close range as both teams pushed for that all important next goal. Chances were few and far between but the game came to life in the last 15 minutes. Ben Amghar was denied when his header was cleared then Harry Foster's bullet header towards the top corner was remarkably saved by the home keeper as he clawed it away for a corner. Following that spell of Street pressure Willand broke clear and won a penalty following Josh Wadham's rash tackle in the box which Brett Worbey converted to make it 2-0. Lee Sweet got his marching orders late on to compound Street's misery.
MOM Kai Fisher
A good opportunity for the Cobblers to bounce back when we host Odd Down this Saturday.
Photograph by Viv Curtis