Date: 10th August 2016
Wickwar got their first win of the season with a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Old Richians.
Reverting to a 4-3-3 formation, Wickwar fielded their strongest side of the season with many players returning from injuries/holidays/cricket etc.
The home side started brighter with a number of guilt edge chances falling to Max Minter, David Parslow and Mike Abbott early on in the contest. Well taken goals from Tom Etherington and Max Minter gave Wickwar a comfortable 2-0 lead, but some sloppy defending and mis-communication allowed the visitors to pull one back just before half-time with a clever finish.
The home-team came out firing for the second and for the first 15 minutes some of the football was unplayable. Dave Parslow finished well from a Scott Wooder corner and Mike Abbott scored the goal of the game with a superb finish from a tight angle to make it 4-1. A late goal from substitute Ben Stiles rounded off the scoring.
Lee Bindon, Rob Bannister, John Abbott, Reece Dix, Neil Evans, Scott Wooder, Stu McKean, Tom Etherington, Max Minter, Mike Abbott, David Parslow
Subs: Jesse Winter-Tuck, Ben Stiles
Unused Subs: Conner Leahy