Womersley at the double as Millwey Rise defeat Dunkeswell Rovers

PUBLISHED: 10:24 03 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:24 03 April 2018

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Millwey Rise were 4-1 winners in their Macron League Division Five meeting with Dunkeswell Rovers, writes Dick Sturch.

The fact the game was played at all, on another soggy Saturday that saw only a handful of Macron League games survive the rain, owed much to the supreme efforts of a group of folk who work hard on the pitch pre-match.

However, the surface did become very cut up as the game progresses and this made passing a bit of a lottery at times.

Millwey were quickly into their stride and a first minute attack ended with a Keith Forsey shot gave the visitors’ goalkeeper due warning of what was ahead.

Nathan Womersley was first on the score sheet when his header crept through a packed goalmouth.

This was followed up two minutes later when he buried the ball in the back of the net from outside the area to open up a two goal lead.

Unfortunately, after controlling most of the play an unfortunate error allowed Dunkeswell’s Gavin O’Hara’s shot to creep into the net.

This was one of the very few times Millwey’s defence was troubled as the backline of Rocket, Hall and Land nullified any threat on goal.

After the break, Sam Wadden gave way to Tyler Allen as the home side carried on where they had left off. Brad Lee Miller had a speculative overhead lob drop just the wrong side of the bar. Several more opportunities failed to add to the lead before Sam Turner was replaced with Sam Burke and Nick Land by Matt Lewis.

Millwey’s attacks came in waves and several scoring opportunities went begging before a cross from Miller was met by Allen and his glancing header settled in the net. Miller was again the provider from a corner which Shane Featherstone powerfully headed past the keeper to complete the scoring.

For Millwey a few more goals would have been just reward for their effort, but it was good to see Womersley finding the net again. Nicky Land was prominent, before his substitution, taking every opportunity to link up with the forwards.

On Saturday (April 7), Millwey Rise first team travel to Dawlish to play Black Swan Town (3pm) and the second team host Okehampton Argyle at Cloakham (3pm).

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