Wirksworth produce fine comeback

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Wirksworth Albion U13 4

Somersall Rangers 3

WIRKSWORTH claimed victory by the odd goal in seven after a thrilling encounter with Somersall.

It was Somersall that showed all the early promise as Oliver Marchington in the Wirksworth goal pulled off a string of fine saves, coupled with faultless displays by defenders Jack Dunn, Harry Markwell, Jim Morris and Gabriel Carr and a large helping of luck.

At the other end of the pitch Wirksworth’s Oliver Truswell lifted the ball over the defence where the keeper hammered his clearance against Joe Bednall for the ball to go just wide.

The breakthrough for Wirksworth came from a left-wing corner taken by Connor Simms that curled directly into the goal.

Truswell then cut in from the right and squared the ball across the face of the goal to Bednall who forced a parry from the keeper which fell to Thomas Davison whose shot deflected back to Truswell for his effort to be saved.

The start of the second-half found Wirksworth sleeping as goals in the first few minutes from James Moon, Thomas Suiter and Josh Spender looked to give Somersall a unassailable 3-1 lead.

Unfortunately for the visitors nobody told the home side, and the fightback started with a Simms corner being turned in by Billy Morley.

The move for the equaliser started from a Morley throw to Liam Smith-Vidal who ghosted past the Somersall defence to feed the ball to Simms for him to turn and fire from the edge of the box into the back of the net.

With three minutes to go Smith-Vidal was tripped about 20 yards out giving Morley the opportunity to unleash a trademark thunderbolt over the wall past the keeper’s dive and into the back of the net to secure the three points.