WREH DOUBLE SEALS ANOTHER WIN FOR TOWN
Leicester Road – 0 Stratford Town – 2 – Chris Wreh (2) 54 & 76.
Report by Rod Abrahams
A second half double from Chris Wreh, secured Stratford’s 5th win in the build up to the new season at the Leicester Road Stadium on Tuesday Night.
Stratford had the majority of the possession, but their good build up play was somewhat spoilt by the final ball which was not good enough, as a host of good chances went begging.
The best of the chances in the 1st half fell to Marlon Lukinga as he picked up a Joel Gyasi pass and cut into the box, his shot beat keeper Will Highland but it hit the post and he stab the rebound wide under pressure from the keeper. Lewis Wilson Jinked past a couple of defenders into the box and his shot on the turn looked goal bound, but was well saved by Highland as he tipped it round the post for corner.
A good run by Nabil Shariff created a good chance, however his strike was inches wide from a good position and should have scored just before the break.
The only response from the home team, were a shot from Jordan Burrows which was well wide, and an effort from Matt Langham which was wide of the target.
Town put four subs on at half time Dylan Parker, Chris Cox, Keeper Rowley and Chris Wreh, who was soon in the action. His strike in the 48th minute produced another good save from Highland, but the stopper was beaten 6 minutes later when Wreh picked up a pass from Cox, held off the last defender and slotted the ball past Highland as he came off his line to put Town in front.
Two more efforts from the striker were saved by the keeper, but with 15 minutes left he got his second goal as he converted Dylan Parkers low cross for a simple finish at the near post, from 6yds out.
Stratford’s final substitutions were made with 20 mins left, with Kian Williams, and Callum Ball coming on. The only threat from Leicester Road in the second stanza came in the last 3 minutes, a Jack Harrison shot was wide and Dom Brennon shit straight at keeper Rowley.
Stratford should be converting more of the chances they make and there must be an improvement in this area. Again James Hancocks sent in several dangerous corners which Town failed to take advantage off. Skipper Kynan Isaac stood out in the first half, and Chris Wreh was the star man of the second period. A good result but could have been by more.