Minehead under 15s kicked off their season with an emphatic 2 - 12 win away to Isle of Wedmore.
Minehead started well with Lewis Leach making a charging run down the left wing out of defence, Riley Merrick, Tom Barber and Henry Murrell linked up well and forced an early corner which found Henry Murrell on the edge of the box but his shot was wide.
Minehead opened the scoring when Riley Merrick played a lovely ball through to Henry Murrell who shot low to the corner. Minehead then had a free kick on the edge of the box and Tom Barber curled a lovely ball into the area with pace and although a defender managed to get his head on it the keeper couldn’t prevent an own goal and Minehead were 0-2 up.
Issac Sweetland was close to adding to the score as he chased down a through ball but the keeper was quickly off his line and Tom Barber and Olly Prescott both had shots that were off target. Minehead were then caught by a quick counter attack down the right and a low hard cross was slotted in from close range for 1-2. Minehead were seeing plenty of possession and putting together some good passes, Archie Dascombe was working hard in midfield and the back three of Charlie Disney, Lewis Leach and Ajay Shopland were intercepting and clearing any dangerous attacks. A long throw from Issac Sweetland found Henry Murrell in the box but his header was just over, then another soon after found Ben Summersgill but his effort hit the post, he didn’t have to wait long before another chance came along following some good work by Issac Sweetland who’s shot was blocked and Ben Summersgill was there to slot in from close range for 1-3. He then got his second following some great link up play by Henry Murrell and Olly Prescott and it was 1-4. The home side had a shot go well over, then Ben Bloys made a great save tipping the ball over the bar following a curling shot from the edge of the box. Ben Summersgill hit the post for a second time just before half time and Olly Prescott had his long range effort saved. It was more of the same in the second half as Minehead’s confidence grew, Henry Murrell played a great through ball for Issac Sweetland who beat the keeper for 1-5. The home side broke as Minehead were pushing forward and second half keeper was quickly off his line to narrow the angle and the ball hit the side netting.Olly Prescott then put in a fine corner and Henry Murrell was there to head home leaving the keeper no chance and Minehead were 1-6 up. Henry Murrell then got his hat-trick and Minehead’s seventh following a great one two with Tom Barber and shortly after Ben Summersgill also got his hat-trick after a flick on from Henry Murrell following a long throw from Issac Sweetland who scored his second soon after following some good link up play by Henry Murrell and Tom Barber. Wedmore got one back as Minehead became a bit complacent but there were three further goals for Minehead, two for Man of the Match Henry Murrell including a fine strike into the top corner and Ben Bloys made it 2-12 when Riley Merricks header hit the bar following a corner and he was there to fire it into the top of the net.
Minehead- B Bloys, C Dewar, C Disney, L Leach, A Shopland, R Merrick, A Dascombe, O Prescott, H Murrell, T Barber, B Summersgill, I Sweetland.