Woodley Town FC 2 Hungerford Town FC Res 3By Mark Rozzier
November 22, 2010
For the second successive week Town were unable to take advantage of having an extra man as their defensive frailties were exposed in Hellenic Division 1 East.
Oxford United loan signing Jamie Connor made his debut for Woodley and was almost an instant hit, only to be denied by Hungerford keeper James Foster.
Hungerford were reduced to 10 men on seven minutes when Gareth Brown struck Danny Isaiew.
Undeterred by the loss of a player, Hungerford kept their shape well, although Jim Nightingale and Nick Edwards both saw shots cleared off the line.
Hungerford, though, were awarded a penalty on 32 minutes after a foul by Edwards, but Impy Cooke-Chowdhary kept Town in the match by saving Steven Mackham’s penalty, only for Isaiew to go straight up the other end and have a goal disallowed.
Hugerford, though, took the lead just before the break thanks to a fine free-kick from Mattie Pedder.
Chances were few and far between in the second half, but Woodley eventually pulled level when Sam Cripps delivered a low cross to Isaiew on 72 minutes, and the striker made no mistake from close range.
However, a misunderstanding in defence three minutes later allowed Pedder to score his and Hungerford’s second of the match.
Town had chances to equalise before Isaiew scored his second five minutes from time to level the scores.
However, Hungerford refused to settle for a point and from a corner two minutes later the unmarked Sadler was allowed to head their winner.
Woodley return to cup action this Saturday at home to Binfield Reserves in the third round of Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup (1.30pm kick-off).
Woodley Town: Cooke-Chowdhary, Cripps, Thomas, Edwards, Nightingale (Varndell), Baxter, Jeffrey (Holloway), Connor, Fairchild (Maskell), Isaiew, Williams, Subs Not Used: Gordon, Hiscock.