SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2015
SUPPLEMENTARY CUP – GROUP A
SKEGNESS UNITED 1 WYBERTON FC 4
United were playing their first match in Group A of the Supplementary Cup against Wyberton FC. The other side in the group are Cleethorpes Town DS. The top two in each group progress to the Quarter-Final.
The match kicked off in perfect conditions for football. The first action came on 4 minutes when United won a corner, however from the resulting kick the ball was bouncing around the visitor’s 6 yard box but no United player could take advantage.
The first direct shot on goal came from Wyberton on 10 minutes, but the shot was easily gathered by Travis Portas in the home goal. The game progressed with the visitors seeing more of the ball, without causing any problems to Portas. On a couple of occasion having to come out and gather through balls.
The first sight of goal for United came on 30 minutes when from a free kick Troy Lonslow got goal side of his marker, however his header was wide of the post. At the other end from a Wyberton corner the ball hit the face of the crossbar before being cleared.
The nearest either side came to scoring was when Curtis Revell for the visitors broke down the right and his perfect cross was met by Lee Orrey, but he could only direct into the hands of Portas. On 38 minutes Fraser Bayliss for Wyberton had a shot, however it was wide of the post.
A minute later the visitors took the lead when no one picked up CURTIS REVELL’S run into the area and when picked out he slotted his shot across Portas into the far corner. The next minute Ross Muirhead had to leave the field injured, and be replaced by Alex Kendrick.
Within a couple of minutes Wyberton had gone two up when a loose ball in the United area was knocked home by CHRIS SHIPLEY.
United went in at half time with all to do in the second half, and feeling disappointed at being two down. However, a game of few chances and the visitors had taken theirs.
United had the perfect start to the second half and after a couple minutes of the restart Louis Saebe played in HARRY GINNIFF who fired home into the corner from 12 yards. The next 15 minutes United had the better of the play without causing any problems to Martin Louth in the visitor’s goal.
Wyberton came close to increasing their lead on 60 minutes when a hard drive came in and Portas had to punch clear. The game was evenly matched until after 70 minutes when the visitors went three up. A cross from the right was not cleanly collected by Portas and JAMIE ELSTON was on hand to knock the ball home.
United’s best chance since their goal was on 82 minutes when Danny Reid was sent clear, however his chip over Louth also went just wide of the goal. Then at the other end Orrey shot pass the face of the goal.
With the final whistle approaching Wyberton got number 4 on the score sheet from a penalty. Corey Cunliffe caught a player in the box, and from the resulted spot kick CHRIS SHIPLEY fired home.
TEAM: Travis Portas, Jake Portas, Kyle Howitt, Arun Gray, Ross Muirhead (Alex Kendrick), Corey Cunliffe, Arron Scutt, George Hobbins, Harry Ginniff, Louis Saebe and Troy Lonslow (Danny Reid).