Moors 0 ROVERS 10
In a keenly contested Mid Devon Derby Willand came out on top but not without finding it difficult to unpick a resolute Moors defence until after the twenty minute mark. In fact it was the Tiverton based team who had the closest chance to open the scoring within the first minute but stand in goalie Jacob Turner saved well with his legs. The Willand team were without four players from the previous week and had only the bare X1 without a recognised goalkeeper due to the illness of Ben Gubb. However, debutant Harry Taylor slotted in seamlessly into the left back berth sniffing out any hope from the opposition flanksman. Chris Badcott and Aiden Harrison started to open up the game from the middle of the park and Willand grabbed the lead to settle a few nerves on twenty minutes when Badcott drilled home an unstoppable drive from outside the box. A further two goals came before the interval from Oscar Walsh and the electric Sam Ayres to give Willand a 3-0 half time lead.
The second half was all one way traffic with a further seven goals the pick of the bunch being an outstanding run and finish from Cullompton’s Gareth Blackmore. Other opportunities were regularly created by the dead ball delivery of Christian Whales who created havoc with his range of set pieces.
Any danger was sniffed out by Futcher, Tucker and Turner in the heart of the defence who were ably assisted by Ryan Borkowski who also had an excellent day.
Goals were shared out on the day between Ayres 4, Badcott 2, Walsh 2, Blackmore 1, and Whales 1
The Willand Line up: Hayden Tucker. Jacob Turner, Harry Taylor, Matt Futcher, Ryan Borkowski, Gareth Blackmore, Aiden Harrison, Christian Whales, Chris Badcott, Oscar Walsh and Sam Ayres.