Ross-on-Wye Juniors men’s side was at home on Saturday against Blakeney Res. Ross had already played Blakeney away this season and it was a tough game, so Ross knew this wouldn’t be an easy match. There were a couple of key players missing for Ross including a keeper, so Jack Jennings helped out and started in goal.

Ross started on the front foot and were keeping the ball well having most of the possession in first 20 minutes, but with the bad weather and the pitch taking its toll, Ross couldn’t take advantage of several chances they had. with Brad Wooding having one on one the Blakeney keeper saved it well, and Dave Nicholls and Kristian Milnes having shots go wide, it just wasn’t going Ross’s way.

The deadlock finally came after 30 minutes when Callum Trotman received the ball outside the box. He turned to pass it to Callum McCulloch, who whipped the ball in for Wooding to receive, took a touch, then smashed it up against the underside of the crossbar, it went in 1 - 0

Half time and Jennings swapped the goalie shirt with Luke Harris.

Blakeney were bit more dominant in this half and created chances, but Wayne Husbands and Ben Gardner seemed to have things covered at the back until Gardner made a last ditch tackle on the Blakeney winger in the box, it seemed like a good tackle and got the ball but the ref awarded a penalty. Keeper Harris had no chance 1 - 1.

Ross had to wake up now, and the fresh legs of Toby Alexander came on for Trotman. Ross were pushing on to try and get that win. Jack Bray, Wooding, and the rest of midfield caused havoc for the Blakeney defence. Nicholls received the ball in the box but couldn’t get it from under his feet and the ball was finally saved by the keeper.

Alexander picked up the ball in midfield, got past couple of Blakeney players and passed the ball to McCulloch, who was fouled in the box, the ref awarded a penalty and McCulloch slotted it home to make it 2 - 1 to the home side and full time. Golf Sports Bar Man of the Match went to Brad Wooding for his battling performance up front.

Tomorrow, Ross play away in Cup action against Rank Outsiders Res.