Cobblers Progress in Les Phillips Cup
Street made it through to the quarter finals of the Les Phillips cup at the expense of Chippenham Park with a display more dominant then the score line suggests.
Both teams took a while to settle into the game and despite having the lions share of the possession Street failed to create any clear cut chances in the opening period. On 20 minutes Steve Murray cut in from the right going past two defenders but his shot cannoned off the legs of the keeper and away to safety. A few minutes later Josh Wadham started off on a run from the half way line ghosting past three Chippenham Park players but was denied a brilliant goal by a superb last ditch tackle. Street was piling on the pressure now and Ross McErlain had two opportunities to score the first a header from a free kick which was well saved then a direct free kick which was palmed away. Just after another Street chance went begging as Murray flashed an effort just wide, the opening goal came on the stroke of half time. A fast counter attack saw Craig Herrod play in Murray who unselfishly squared the ball to Wadham whose effort cannoned in off the cross bar for an excellent team goal.
The second half started very similar to the first with Street well on top but it wasn't until the hour mark when Street had their next effort on goal as the visiting goal keeper flicked a Wadham half volley over the bar. Tom Punchard had a relatively quiet afternoon in the Street goal with Chippenham Park only managing the odd long range effort which went untroubled. Street best chance to increase their lead came with 15 minutes left to play when dazzling wing play by Wadham saw him set Harry Foster up but his close range effort was expertly saved. Josh Bennett was impressing from right back with some great runs in the closing stages before Dave O'Hare had Street's final effort at goal but shot straight at the keeper.
Big thank you to our match sponsors Clive Kemmish and Roy Sandford who gave the man of the match award to Josh Wadham. Star of the day was our official mascot Jamie Lovell who got presented with a signed ball by the players before the game. Jamie was accommpanied by his good friend Reegan Smith, thank you to both boys hope you had a great afternoon.