Willand bristles past Brislington in display of total football.


Willand 4 Brislington 1


With a mere 20 seconds on the clock James Blake slammed the ball past the keeper to put Rovers on their way to a scintillating 45 minutes of football. Shane Kingston and Craig Veal were brought into the side to give two of the heroes in the Bridport match a rest, so David Steele and Brett Worby were given a rest.


With Luke Alden and star man Lee Smythe terrorising Brislington full backs Willand had opportunities to increase the lead and as tempers started to fray from the opposition, Rovers turned to the screw.


On 20 minutes Smythe was fouled and from the resulting free kick Blake was able to pull the ball back for Alden to score from 6 yards. 17 minutes later Blake scored his second after great build up play from Kingston and Rogers. The icing on the cake came after a Smythe pile driver which was too hot to handle by the oppositions keeper was prodded home on the stroke of half time Veal.


After such a half you would think the second half would be a non-event. Although the fact that Willand did not score again was solely down to the Brislington keeper, who made four saves to keep out Blake, Alden and Veal to keep some respectability to the score. All those saves were top drawer.


The only down side to the performance was not a clean sheet when a long punt downwind caught the defence out and the Brislington striker managed to out muscle the covering defender to stab home.


Willand: Parkin: Orchard, Martin ©, Mullen, Stamp: Smythe, Rogers, Kingston. Alden; Veal, Blake; Subs: used Worby, Baily, K Hill not used Steele, Moore.