WINCANTON WIN FINAL GAME IN LAST MINUTE DRAMA

Wincanton finished the 2015/16 season in great form after beating Ashton and Backwell at Moor Lane. The game got off to a quick start after a strike from Matt Morley was ruled out almost immediately from a header from the Ashton striker. The game was then back and forth with efforts coming for both teams but no bit of magic to give either team the advantage.

It wasn't until the late second half that a darting run down the wing from Matt Morley caused panic along the Ashton backline as he was fouled and the ref had no choice but to point at the spot. Up stepped captain Dan Wise to give Wincanton a vital goal so late in the game. He beat the keeper who was dived the correct way but the ball thunder off the crossbar and was eventually cleared. After another dangerous run at the backline, Matt Morley finished his run off in style by slotting the ball around the keeper to give Wincanton a 2-1 lead.

But the drama didn't end there. A pop shot from Tom Morris from 18 yards out rebounded off the post and struck the arm of the defender on the line. An unlucky moment for the defender but the referee pointed once again at the spot. After missing the first spot kick, Dan Wise handed the responsibility to defender Matt Peters who has failed to score a goal all campaign. It was to stay that way as the defender's penalty was hit with venom but over the crossbar.

Then came an extraordinary defensive performance in the closing stages of the match as Ashton and Backwell looked to get a point. After a string of blocked shots, the ball eventually made it to the keeper but was collected comfortably by Jamie Stewart. It was the home side that held on and took all the points as the referee blew the final whistle from the following clearance. Wincanton now had the opportuntiy to finish the season in 16th but have to wait for Warminster to travel to Portishead to see where they will stand at the end.

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