Benson nets winner as West Hill Wasps Under-12s come back from two down to win
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West Hill 3, Brixington 2. West Hill Wasps Under-11s stay third in the table after mounting an excellent second half comeback to bank the points.
The Wasps started briskly and, thanks to some terrific passing and ball retention, the visitors were pegged back for much of the opening ten minutes/.
However, despite their dominance, Wasps were no threat to the Blues goal.
At the other end Euan Webber, Tom Simmons, Will Amos and Bailey Wallace looked comfortable at the back, but Brixington gradually came into the game and, with the slope in their favour, twice to take a 2-0 advantage into the break.
Ten minutes into the second half Ollie Benson crossed from the left and Charlie Pullen met the ball with his right foot. The Blues keeper saved well but could only parry the ball to Jack Hatswell who tapped home from three-yards.
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Wasps now went with just two at the back and pushed another player forward.
This now meant an attacking six of Ben Marsh, James Horler, Ollie Pugsley, Hatswell, Benson and Pullen and they began to create chances at will.
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The visiting glovesman twice tipped long-range March shots over the bar and then produced a magnificent save to keep out Bailey Wallace’s thunderous header from a corner.
Horler dominated possession in the midfield and Hatswell began to conjure up some magic down the right and it was the latter who got to the bye line before crossing for Pugsley to slam in the equaliser. Minutes later an identical move, this time Hatswell provided the assist and Benson the goal.
Louis Robertson came on to shore up the defence, but a lapse in concentration amongst the defenders allowed a Brixington striker through on goal. As he pulled back his foot to shoot, Horler slid in to block with a perfectly timed tackle.
This was a really entertaining game to watch and although Brixington were strong and deservedly ahead at half time, West Hill played the better football and created more chances. Bailey Wallace was named Man of the Match for his first half defending and James Horler for his second half display capped by that goal-saving tackle.