Womersley hat-trick as Millwey Rise win well at Ilminster

PUBLISHED: 11:31 18 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:31 18 February 2018


Millwey Rise were 4-1 winners when they visited Ilminster Town Reserves for their latest Macron league Division Five outing, writes Dick Sturch.

What a difference a week makes! From seven days before and a Rise performance that saw hardly two passes strung together, the team were rejuvenated and served up some excellent flowing football.

However, just five minutes in, Rise supporters could have been forgiven for thinking they were set to watch more of the same from seven days before when a horrendous defensive blunder allowed the home side to take the lead.

To Millwey’s credit, they immediately went on the attack and, in the 10th minute, were duly rewarded when Nathan Womersley broke his recent goal drought, holding off several challenges before tucking the ball into the net.

Sam Turner was unlucky not to increase the lead when he quickly turned and hit a shot which the keeper just managed to hold on to before, from a Nicky Land assist, Womersley struck a firm shot past the keeper for his second.

On the stroke of half-time Shane Featherstone nodded in from a Womersley pin-point cross and that sent Rose into the break with a 3-1 lead.

Millwey continued the second period in the same vein as they had finished the first. When the home side did counter, they found the visiting defence solid to such a degree that Rise goalkeeper Jack Bennet was rarely troubled. On the hour mark Womersley completed his hat-trick when he slid the ball past the advancing keeper for fourth and final Rise goal.

Once the fourth goal went in, manager Dan Murnane brought on Tyler Allen and Haydn Lewis for Featherstone and Land.

This was an excellent all round display from the team with Nathan Womersley outstanding while Sam Turner and Brad Lee Miller ran the midfield and Ashley Hall was prominent in defence.

On Saturday (February 24) Millwey Rise visit Hemyock (3pm).

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