Millwey Rise march on with Hoole netting and keeping goals out!

PUBLISHED: 16:01 27 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:01 27 October 2015

Goal!

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Millwey Rise were 4-2 home winners over Silverton in their latest Fresha League Division Six outing, writes Dick Sturch.

However, there were two big reasons Millwey won thes match and currently occupy the top spot in the league. The first, Levi Hoole’s insatiable appetite for goals, and secondly, the raw talent of young goalkeeper Nathan Hoole who has made such an important contribution with a string of outstanding saves this season so far. This game was no exception.

Levi Hoole opened the scoring after 10 minutes, then Sam Turner had a ‘screamer’ tipped over the bar and when Hoole scored his second from the spot the home side looked comfortable. Even more so when Nathan Wormseley fired the ball home after the visitor’s keeper failed to clear, but even with a three-goal advantage they failed to control the game. They were under sustained pressure from Silverton who continually carved through their midfield and it came as little surprise when a defensive mix up allowed them to open their account to leave the score at the break 3-1

Although Hoole scored again two minutes after the restart to complete his hat-trick and restore the three goal advantage, the visitors kept pressing and were rewarded with a penalty. Nathan Hoole in the Millwey goal brought off a great save to push the ball wide, adding to the many other vital interceptions he made throughout the game.

Central defender Stuart King suffered a leg injury midway through the half which necessitated a reshuffle. Mark Pike came off the bench and Danny Larcombe moved into the back four and looked far more at home in the centre of defence as Silverton continued to put pressure on the back line. The visitors got their second goal, a header from a corner, after 80 minutes. Although the home side had opportunities it was their opponents who looked the more likely to score and the members on the Tea Hut terrace were more than relieved to hear the final whistle.

If Millwey want to maintain their current league position Manager Simon Flint will have to bring more pressure on his midfield and their ability to link defence with attack. The eventual return of Mike Knight after injury will help rectify some of the problems.

Next up, this Saturday’s trip into Exeter to meet Exwick Village (2.15pm).

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