Millwey Rise suffer disappointing end to the season
PUBLISHED: 11:28 22 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:28 22 May 2018
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Millwey Rise were beaten 4-1 when they entertained Black Swan Town in the final game of the Macron League Division Five campaign, writes Dick Sturch.
It seemed there was only one team that wanted to win this game and it was not the hosts! With little to play for, apart from the opportunity to avenge the defeat suffered in the away game, perhaps they could be forgiven for their inept display!
The visitors were on top from start to finish despite a Nathan Womersley goal that cancelled out Black Swan’s seventh minute strike. They then went into the lead scoring from the spot after 30 minutes. Matt Lewis was forced to retire when he sustained a knee injury and was replaced by Fraser Beament shortly before half-time.
Ten minutes into the second period the visitors again increased their lead when Millwey failed to clear their lines.
Sam Turner had to go off with an injury midway through the half and Shane Featherstone came on as a replacement.
In the later stages, Alex Rocket chased back to clear a certain goal off the line, but that only curtailed the final outcome.
The visitors hit the Millwey crossbar before, minutes later, seizing on a poor clearance to add their fourth and the final goal of the game.
Alex Rocket and Ashley Hall strove to stem the visitors’ onslaught, but for once Millwey were found lacking in most departments.