Woodstock Grab The Win Over Swindon
Woodstock maintained the strong tradition of Oxfordshire teams going to Swindon and running the show (we are obviously talking about the mighty Oxford United’s 7 wins in a row over Swindon Town) as they ground out a hard fought win against Swindons other team.
Towns injury woes meant that there was another makeshift backline but they coped well on the rare occasion that Supermarine threatened.
Chances were few and far between in the first half but Woodstock shaded things and should have led when Liam Bluett skewed his shot wide after a powerful Nathan Emmett run put him through.
The highlight of the first half was the booking of the Swindon Supermarine manager for constantly verbally abusing the referee and Woodstock players!
Town took a deserved lead on 56 minutes when some good interplay between Liam Bluett and Dion Long on his first team debut allowed Long to drill a low cross which was met by Ondrej Prielozny sliding in at the far post to poke home his first goal for the club and his first in senior football.
Supermarine pressed late on forcing a fine triple save from Jeffrey (with what were the only shots on target for the home side). Woodstock weathered the pressure to bring all three pints back to gods own county.
Woodsticks injury problems weren’t made any better as Jamie Fisher (knee), Sam Cox (hip) and Sam Eastgate (hamstring) could not complete the game with the latter two looking to be out of action for a few weeks.
A deserved 1-0 win to help get over the disappointment of last week.
Pics courtesy of Jeff Youd Photography