Timsbury Athletic 2 Fry Club 1: A goal deep into stoppage time from substitute Reuben Hobbs saw Timsbury grab a late winner at home to Fry Club in the Uhlsport Somerset County League Premier Division. It saw the village side climb above Saturday’s opponents and into a healthy fourth place in the division.

Timsbury could have taken the lead as early as the second minute but Ellis Hancock’s effort hit a post and was cleared. Shots at the other end from Harry Hale and Harry Billiterri both went wide and then Timsbury player/manager Liam Craze had the visiting keeper Callum Fry scrambling to keep out his goalbound effort. Fry, who denied the home side on frequent occasions could do nothing to prevent Timsbury taking the lead after twenty minutes when Hancock converted from close range. 

Some sterling defensive work from Rio Bryant foiled Freddie Gwyther as the visitors looked to hit back but it was the home side who forced the better chances and after Fry had made a fine one-handed save from Rhys Cook, Rico Sobers headed over.

A strong wind made playing conditions increasingly difficult and there were few clearcut chances as the second half progressed. A dangerous run from Sobers was blocked by the Fry Club defence and Liam Watson saw his header flash just wide for the home side while Sam Hewitt had a shot cleared off the line for the visitors. 

Fry Club began to put the home defence under pressure but the visitors looked to be coping well until the eightieth minute when a tantalising free-kick found the head of Liam Gardner who put the visitors on level terms. 

The introduction of Hobbs proved to be an inspired move and after he had headed just over from a Cook free-kick and seen a “goal” chalked off for a foul in the box, he snatched the points in the most dramatic of circumstances. 

With the clock showing ninety seven minutes an exquisite pass from Toby Neilson put him clear and he buried his shot into the back of the net. 

There was just time for the visitors to re-start the game before the referee blew the final whistle.                         

M Tucker