Youngster scores first goal for club two minutes into the game against Woolsery Reserves
BUCKLAND Brewer teenager Steve Eggleton scored his first ever goal for the club just two minutes into the match against Woolsery in the Arlington Cup on Saturday.
But despite Brewer’s early running, the fortunes of the beleaguered home side soon went downhill as the visitors scored twice during a five minute spell 20 minutes into the game. Tom Ball bagged the first after a fine solo run and Marc Clark added the second blow.
Even a change of keeper at half time could not stop the lads from Woolsery adding a further two goals midway through the second half. Clark scored his second and was denied his hat-trick when keeper John Adams saved from his spot-kick with 10 minutes to go.
Brewer’s Simon Adams was unlucky to see his shot rebound back off the upright after a fine solo run and shot from a narrow angle. Shaun Winfield scored the fourth for Woolsery, who return to Black Horse Field for the league fixture in two weeks’ time.
Wrey Arms cruised into the next round of the cup with a comfortable victory at Landkey. The hosts started brightly and took the lead after 20 minutes through Craig Scott, but minutes later, Joe Gillard continued his personal quest for goal of the season with a top-corner strike from 20-yards. Further first half goals from Dan Larcombe and Dan Dayman gave the Wrey a 3-1 lead going into the break.
Dean Sherris pulled one back from the penalty spot to give Landkey a lifeline after the re-start but a further Larcombe goal, and singles for Craig Smith and Lee Holding, gave Wrey the 6-2 win.
In the same competition, an emphatic Clovelly also sailed through to round two with a 9-2 win in the home derby with Putford Reserves. Man-of-the-match Nick Brazier bagged a hat-trick and there was a brace of goals for Kieren Vanstone. Marten Stanbury, Dave Keene, Simon Beeby and Stuart Burgees were also on the scoresheet as the Black and Whites put in an excellent overall display of passing football.
Equalizers smashed Northam Lions Reserves 7-1 at Rock Park thanks to a hatrick by Nico Pfieffer and goals by Andrew Parkhouse, Matt Hawkins, Richard Elston and an own goal.
Woolacombe & Mortehoe weathered a storming start by Ilfracombe Town Thirds in the first 10 minutes of their match at the Meadow. But the Seasiders dominated the chances for the remainder of the game and ran out 3-0 winners. Turner opened the scoring on 30 minutes when he rounded the keeper and slotted home. Substitute George Gwynn added the second on 75mins and Paddy Weathers settled the match with a 25-yard cracker 10 minutes from time.
Woolacombe had much more work to do at the back this weekend and Stu Russell was named man-of-the-match for a solid performance at centre back.
The win sets up a quarter-final clash away at High Bickington, who edged AFC Anchor 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes.
In other Arlington Cup results, second-placed Merton beat leaders Lynton & Lynmouth 2-1 at Holman Park and Sporting Barum saw off Braunton Thirds with an 8-3 win.