A very close encounter this afternoon saw a 6 goal thriller between Wincanton and Chard split evenly.
The game started as a very even contest with both teams having early chances at goal. However after 25 minutes the deadlock was broken after Chard striker James Boyland surprised Wincanton keeper Jamie Stewart as Boyland struck a long range effort which Stewart could only help into the back of the net to make it 1-0. Wincanton came back strong as the pressure that Wincanton piled on following Chard's goal payed off as around the 40 minute mark Danny Golden won an aerial battle against brother Pat Golden to head the ball into the top left corner to level the game up just before half time. By half time Wincanton looked the stronger team and looked favourites to take the lead but no more action happened as the half ended 1-1.
The second half so Wincanton come out the way they finished although this time they were playing up the slope of Zembard Lane. However within 5 minutes Wincanton finally took the lead through Tom Morris as he met a Dan Wise corner at the front post with a net volley to make it 2-1. It then became 3-1 just over 10 minutes later when a superb run from Matt Morley down the right wing got the ball into the box where Connor Williams latched onto the ball to slot it around the Chard keeper. This sparked Chard to play more attacking which included a goal line clearance from Lewis Voizey and an important block from Matt Peters, Chard finally broke through and got a goal back when Chard's Stephen Friend got onto the end of a corner as he headed it in to make it 3-2. Then the pressure really built on Wincanton as Chard now had the momentum and belief that they would get the equalizer they were searching for. They finally got what they were looking in some style as a 30 yard strike from Chard's Stephen Friend got his second of the game in spectacular style as they levelled the game up to make it 3-3 with 10 minutes left. A tight last 10 minutes saw both sides throw everything at it to try and secure an important three points, however no one managed to capitalize as the referee called a halt to the game ending as a 3-3 draw.
The result meant that Wincanton stay in 12th place with a Westbury getting a second half equaliser against local rivals Warminster in today's later kick off. We now move on to Easter Monday when we travel to Corsham Town for a 12:00 kick off at the Southbanks Ground. Also you can go to Moor Lane tomorrow for our reserve team fixture against Chikerell United in the Dorset Senior League, kick off is at 15:00.