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Woodley United
Brimscombe & Thrupp
D Horscroft (32')
Full time
S Blackie (22', 75')
Sat 18 Nov 15:00 - UHLSPORT HELLENIC LEAGUE - Premier Division Attendance 17

Woodley suffer narrow loss in first ever league meeting between sides

Goal fifteen minutes from time sees Brimscombe win 2-1

After a bright start that saw Woodley have a lot of the ball early on, it was the visitors who had the game's first shot. Sam Blackie tested Alex Reed in the home goal with a shot from a tight angle on the left.

Brimscombe had a good spell ten minutes in but were denied by some superb defending from United captain Idris Kamara. Getting up well to head clear a cross, he followed that up with an acrobatic clearance as Woodley struggled to get out of their half.

Reed was called into action for a second time twenty minutes in, showing good hands to keep out a free kick at his near post. Midway through the half saw United go behind when some indecision between defender and keeper allowed Blackie to round Reed and roll into an empty net.

Looking for an immediate response, Owen Davies, who got his first for the club in midweek, shot narrowly over from twenty five yards.

This was the catalyst for arguably Woodley's best spell of the match. Sam Guze forced Brimscombe goalie Ashley Gale into a good save diving to his left whilst winger Callum Samuel-Harman saw his shot blocked after cutting in from the left flank.

The scores were level on thirty two minutes when Danny Horscroft's good run of scoring continued when he headed a Davies corner into the top right corner. Three in three now for Horscroft.

With the weather worsening and the rain getting heavier, the teams traded shots. The dangerous Blackie had a shot blocked by United centre back Mitch Porter who started Woodley's next attack bringing the ball out of defence before picking out Samuel-Harman; the United man teed up Davies who also saw a shot blocked.

HT Woodley United 1-1 Brimscombe & Thrupp

The away side started the second half well, creating several half chances. A Blackie cross-come-shot was tipped over by Reed whilst substitute Ben Deakin shot weakly at goal.

It was now Woodley's turn to attack. Samuel-Harman tested Gale, a Davies cross was blocked by a combination of goalie and defender whilst a volleyed effort from twenty two yards went wide of the right post.

United's best chance of the half fell to Horscroft who came agonisingly close to turning home a right wing Guze cross.

Moments later Brimscombe retook the lead with a fine move that ended with a Jack Smith touch setting up Blackie who slotted past the advancing Reed.

Blackie was denied a hat trick by another Kamara block after finding space on the left side of the box as the game entered the final fifteen minutes.

Woodley made several quickfire changes in the hope of salvaging a point. Davies made way for Marvin Hinds on seventy nine minutes before Haydon Richardson made his debut for the first team three minutes later, replacing Joe Barley.

Despite the changes, it was the away side that had the final two chances. Reed pulled off a tremendous save to tip wide a glancing header before beating out another Blackie effort.

In between those opportunities United made their final change when Teddy Thomas came on for Samuel-Harman.

FT Woodley United 1-2 Brimscombe & Thrupp

Key moments

Goal Sam Blackie scores for Brimscombe & Thrupp
Goal Danny Horscroft scores for Woodley United
Goal Sam Blackie scores for Brimscombe & Thrupp


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85:00 Sub On
Teddy Thomas is substituted on for Woodley United
85:00 Sub Off
Callum Samuel-Harman is substituted off for Woodley United
82:00 Sub Off
Joe Barley is substituted off for Woodley United
82:00 Sub On
Haydon Richardson is substituted on for Woodley United
79:00 Sub Off
Owen Davies is substituted off for Woodley United
79:00 Sub On
Marvin Hinds is substituted on for Woodley United
75:00 Goal 1 - 2
Sam Blackie scores for Brimscombe & Thrupp
End of period 1
32:00 Goal 1 - 1
Danny Horscroft scores for Woodley United
22:00 Goal 0 - 1
Sam Blackie scores for Brimscombe & Thrupp
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As it happened

  • Woodley United
  • Brimscombe & Thrupp
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  • Sam Blackie Goal 22:00'
  • Danny Horscroft Goal 32:00'
  • Sam Blackie Goal 75:00'
  • Owen Davies Sub Off 79:00'
  • Marvin Hinds Sub On 79:00'
  • Joe Barley Sub Off 82:00'
  • Haydon Richardson Sub On 82:00'
  • Callum Samuel-Harman Sub Off 85:00'
  • Teddy Thomas Sub On 85:00'

Team selection

Reed, Alex Reed, Alex
Barley, Joe Barley, Joe
Hageer, Pele Hageer, Pele
Davies, Owen Davies, Owen
Kamara, Idris Kamara, Idris
Cooper, Mitch Cooper, Mitch
Guze, Sam Guze, Sam
Horscroft, Danny Horscroft, Danny
Samuel-Harman, Callum Samuel-Harman, Callum
Ledger, Ashley Ledger, Ashley
Briggs, Toby Briggs, Toby
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# Team Pl Pts
14. Ascot United 38 40
15. Royal Wootton Bassett 38 39
16. Lydney Town 38 33
17. Highmoor Ibis 38 29
18. Fairford Town 38 28
19. Woodley United 38 26
20. Burnham 38 24

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