Match Report: Vale on the up despite loss

This was another good promising Pewsey performance but they were unable to overcome the high-flying Laverstock & Ford who were lucky to return back to the south of Wiltshire with all three points from this match.

Laverstock had the first chance to take the lead on the eight minute from a free kick (from what was to be a match with many free kicks for fouls), but Sam Tuttle easily claimed the ball.

During a spell of pressure from Laverstock, they were forced to make a change when James Smith was injured.
A shot towards goal by Craig Simmons sailed over the cross bar on the half hour mark. Despite all the first half pressure Laverstock could not give them a leading goal.

Then the deadlock was broke on the 40th minute when Micky Martins’ cross found Simmons’ head to put the Vale in front with the ball going into corner of the net. This gave the Vale a 1-0 half time lead.

Simmons had a good chance early after the restart but his shot was a very weak effort and the visitors’ keeper Alexis Aguer saved the poor shot.

Then Adam Jones for the visitors, on their first advance of the second half into the Vale goal area scored to level up the score-line at 1-1.

On the 63rd minute the Vale brought on some fresh legs in Joe Dixon and Connor Marsden and hope to get back in the lead. However, two minutes later saw Laverstock go into a 2-1 lead, when the keeper came off his goal line and Tom Mundy scored that important winning goal.

With minutes to go Pewsey brought on “senior” player and the clubs’ vice Chairman Craig Wall to see out the final minutes.

Despite the result things are looking up for Vale who ran their South Wiltshire opponents very close and the young back four putting in some great performances.

Star Man: Tom Ballard.