In contrast to the first team Willand Reserves turned on the style in the second half to record their first victory of the season. A game which was brilliantly officialled by the three people on duty, lead to an even first half. In the dying minutes of the half Willand were awarded a penalty which they failed to convert, leaving the score all level at half time.
In the second half Willand turned on the style, a second penalty was awarded this time Kenyon made no mistake to put Willand ahead. Tom Beddow then scored to double the lead. The scoring was not completed with Aiden Moyle scoring a classy double to give Willand an emphatic victory and to cap a fine game for young Moyle…….
We are indebted to Dominic Clark for the match report following another hugely disappointing result for the club – as the 1st team bowed out of the Devon Bowl – and missed the chance of a next round meeting with Torquay United, beaten by the odd goal in five at Ilfracombe – that a FOURTH straight defeat in all competitions this season!
Willand crashed out of the Devon Cup in the first round and thereby missed out of playing league side Torquay in the next round. In a game that Willand dominated possession but lacked any real punch in the final third, individual errors lead to Willand’s fourth defeat on the bounce.
It was great to see Willand legend Headley Steele back in the Willand colours but his presences could not stop the rot as Rovers slumped again and are out of their second cup competition within 4 days. Simon Hill came back from suspension to captain the side but even his influence could not stem the flow of soft goals conceded.
Willand start well with some crisp passing but it was Ilfracombe took the lead in the 14th minute when a back pass to the young keeper took a nasty bobbl