Home cup match played on 07 November 2009.
Kicked off at 1:45 AM

Following 2 league encounters Wigton found themselves back in Cup action as they hosted high flying Harlow Hill Res in the first round of the medal cup. After a slow start the week previous Wigton started this game the brighter of the two teams as they looked to avoid being caught cold as they were at Pannal last time out however despite having the better of possession and territory the game was somewhat scrappy as neither team were able to really get a stranglehold of the game. Harlow had fielded a big team and it was no surprise that they caused Wigton a few problems at set plays when lapse marking allowed a Harlow forward a good opportunity at goal however his effort went wide. Wigton meanwhile continued to try to get the ball down and pass it round however the passes weren’t quite finding each other as Wigton struggled to get into their stride. With the game being as tight and scrappy as it was apparent that it game would either need a piece of individual brilliance or a mistake for one of the teams to pen the deadlock and it was the latter when Mike was able to intercept a lazy Harlow pass before casually slotting the ball past the Harlow keeper. Harlow tried to bounce back and came close from another corner when a free header was cleared off the line by Arron. The second half was a considerable improvement on the first as a culmination of more accurate passing from Wigton and a tiring Harlow team saw Wigton take control of the game and it didn’t take long for Scott to add another goal to his increasing tally for the season as Wigton doubled their lead. Scott found himself in space as he bore down on the Harlow keeper despite pleas for offside and when 10 yards out Scott drilled a low left footed shot between the keepers legs and into the corner of the net. Wigton’s lead was extended further still when Scott became provider after another good move saw Scott hit a low cross into the box with the keeper stranded as Jhun was able to beat a Harlow defender to the ball and turn in Wigton’s third. With the score at 3-0 and time beginning to run out any chance for a Harlow come back suddenly evaporated when one of their players, having only moments earlier entered the pitch, was shown a straight red for a rash challenge on Mike. With the game wrapped up the Gaffa made some changes as Captain Shatwell made a return to action from the bench after injury against Westbrook as he replaced Trigger who was complaining like a little girl of having ‘sore knees.’ Arron and Trueman meanwhile made way for Ryan and Greg Turner. A number of half chances were also created after Wigton’s third goal over the remainder of the game most notably a Trueman one on one effort that was saved shortly before he was substituted whilst Arron amused the lads once again with his second shot of the season …the result however identical to that of his earlier effort this season with the ball going out nearer to the corner flag than the goal itself…! Wigton however were fully deserving of their win against a team in good form and the Gaffa will be looking for a repeat of this display next Saturday when they travel to bogey team Beckwithshaw in the league.

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