Winkleigh 1 - 7 Holsworthy Firsts

HOLSWORTHY came to Winkleigh on August 29 after a complete overhaul of the club with a new line up and a new manager who managed to put Winkleigh to the sword.

Holsworthy didn’t let up and found themselves 4-0 to the good after a well-worked free kick, an own goal and two well worked goals gave Winkleigh food for thought at half-time as they tried to put a stop to Holsworthy’s youthful attacking style.

Winkleigh came out fighting and for 20 minutes had their best spell of the game, scoring one and hitting the bar in a bid for an impressive comeback.

Holsworthy’s impressive fitness levels paid dividends when they broke against the run of play and their quality proved deadly making it 5-1.

Winkleigh were deflated after that and could only use the remaining 20 minutes or so as a training exercise where Holsworthy managed to add two more to an already emphatic lead.

Holsworthy boast a very youthful, exciting team for the future, with a great management system that pride themselves on good football and even stronger fitness.

Winkleigh will go back to the drawing board and work on where they can improve after a good test that was a steep learning curve for the club.

Tom Robinson