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FOOTBALL: Cup final beckons for jubilant Creech
6:30pm Monday 23rd April 2012 in Sport Latest
CREECH had the opportunity to avenge last weekend’s defeat by Banwell, this time for a place in the Division Two Cup final.
After going behind Creech began to control the pace of the game they created several good chances and were unlucky not to draw level after both Tom Robins and Kev Gratton forced the opposition goal keeper in to good saves to keep the home side in front at the break.
Creech picked up from where they left off looking the more dangerous of the two sides. It took them ten minutes to get back on level terms after some good work from the right saw Charlie Collins retain the ball under pressure, wait for assistance and cleverly find Tom Robins, who's cross was perfectly met by Mark Woolliscroft as his volley bypassed the stranded keeper.
The game could have been put to bed with 20 minutes to go but Woolliscroft took the ball off of Robins’ head as he ran into the box unmarked for which would surely would have been a third goal.
Banwell’s only real threat seemed to be the long ball over the top but some alert sweeping by keeper Shaun Locke and solid defending prevented any real attempts on goal for the home side.
Substitute Simon Waugh came on with ten minutes to go to add some much needed energy to the game and also gave him a chance to go on some mazy runs blinding the opposition players with his new illuminous boots in the process.
Creech and their travelling support went home happy and now can look forward to a cup final against Fry Club Reserves. Creech’s next game sees them return to league action with an away game to Worle.