PORLOCK are through to the final of the Taunton Saturday League's KO Cup after an impressive 5-1 win over Wembdon at an evening match in Taunton. The West Somerset side started very wel, looking sharp, pressing high and passing the ball around with some serious intent, restricting a strong Wembdon side from their usual style of playing out from the back.Robins' manager Jay Horne had been cut throat in his selection of the side and it wasn’t long before his tactical prowess and bravery was rewarded. In the 10th minute Porlock were awarded a throw, in range for a long effort from right back Gav Paviour. He launched the ball into the box with one man in his sights, Chris Barrett, who was found and a beautiful glancing header found the back of the net making it 1-0 tor Porlock.The whole Porlock team were fired up and determined to chase every loose ball and battle to the death with their team mates. Some half chances fell to the young Wembdon side but the experienced back line of James Taylor, Beau Winter, Chris James and Paviour stood strong. Late into the first half Porlock were awarded another throw, in a dangerous area. Almost a carbon copy of the first goal was executed for Paviour to link up with Barrett for his second, finishing the half 2-0 Porlock. The second half started and Porlock weren’t finished yet, going up the gears with some energetic and jinxing runs from young Callum Barnfield. The Wembdon defence couldn’t cope with his surging run down the left which found him cutting the ball back to find the man in form Barrett for his well deserved hat-trick. In the 62nd minute the favour was returned when Barrett headed down to find the foot of Barnfield to make it 4-0, before Wembdon managed to pull one back. Porlock were still playing good football and their fifth came from another long throw from Paviour to Barrett, giving the young striker four goals and veteran Paviour a hattrick of assists with his hands. Some late changes off the bench for Porlock gave them fresh legs and the energy to see out the game comfortably. A fantastic game of football to watch and some quality football played. The game finishing 5-1 sees Porlock through to the final which will be played at Taunton Town on May 4 (5pm).
Barrett blasts four goals for Porlock in cup semi-final against Wembdon
Friday 9th February 2024 12:41 pm
Four-goal Chris Barrett (Tindle)
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