Sat 17
Wincanton Town
J Beardwell (20'), O McCallum (23')
Os so nearly

Os so nearly

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Oldland visited unbeaten Wincanton Town looking to get back on track after last week's disappointing result against Wells City.

Player availability led to a number of changes, with Jamie Symonds and Owen McCallum getting their first starts of the season and Jack Mills getting the nod over Russell Woodford.

The game started with Oldland pressing from the first whistle, the management team having opted for a 4-4-2 formation instead of the 4-5-1 that had been employed in the opening two games.

Lucas Hart and McCallum had a lot of joy from their wide positions in the first 10 mins, but the hosts made the breakthrough on ten minutes after an Oldland corner was claimed by the Wincanton keeper who released a long ball out to the right wing. The Wincanton winger brought the ball down quickly and fired a long range shot catching Ben Carter slightly unaware. The shot was pushed out but fell into the path of
another Wincaton player who slid the ball home for the hosts to take the lead.

The goal spurred Oldland on to redress the balance and the team really stepped on the gas with flowing football down both wings. Another break by McCallum down the left saw him beat the full back and his low cross to the front post was met by Joe Beardwell to level the scores on twenty minutes. Three minutes later the roles were reversed as a crossfield pass from Ross Beazer found Beardwell on the right whose cross was into the box was palmed out by the Wincanton keeper to the feet of McCallum to fire into the roof of the net to give Oldland the lead.

Oldland had further opportunities to score before the break, with both Hart and Cash Vinall missing chances which on another day would have been finished.

The second half was a much closer affair with fewer clear chances for both sides. Wincanton were pushing for the equalizer and changed formation to more of a 3-4-3 but this didn’t provide too many chances and most of the host's best chances came from set pieces.

The game looked to be heading for an away win until the 92nd minute when a good individual effort from the Wincanton centre midfielder saw him beat two Oldland players on the right before playing a good ball to the Wincanton centre forward. Another early shot was deflected slightly off the foot of Casey Woodman and the ball nestled in the bottom corner for the equalizer.

Oldland had a couple of late chances to win the match - a mix up in the Wincanton defence which was eventually poked out for a corner, the result of which was a close range shot from Symonds which the keeper managed to gather at the second attempt.

A good point away from home against a team that were desperate to keep their unbeaten start to the season, but the lads deserved so much more for a great performance.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 17, Aug 2019


Owen McCallum

Player of the match

Owen McCallum