Ledger double gives Wittering victory over Ryhall

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Wittering were 4-3 winners over derby rivals Ryhall Reserves on their home ground after the game was switched due to Ryhall’s pitch being unplayable.

Wittering chose to play against the wind first but went 1-0 down after dreadful defending allowed Ryhall time and space in the box to score.

They doubled their lead after 20 minutes, again after poor play from Wittering. From about 25 metres out a Ryhall midfielder hit a great shot into the top corner.

Wittering finally started to improve and on 35 minutes Eddie Winks found Adam Ledger who skipped past two defenders and laid it off for Nathan Steele to bury.

Wittering equalised on 55 minutes through Ledger. Then Gary Roddis put them ahead after a great strike from the edge of the box.

Ryhall equalised after a run from the winger got in behind the Wittering defence.

The Ryhall keeper then pulled off four great stops in 10 minutes.

However, a neat flick from Billy Nairn sent Ledger through on goal to score his second, the winner on 85 minutes.

Player manager Winks said: “The weather spoilt what could have been a decent game. We made things very hard for ourselves and our decision-making was poor.

“Ryhall’s second goal was a great strike but we had possession and gave it away cheaply. The second half was always going to be better from our point of view due to the wind being behind us.

“To Ryhall’s credit they still created a couple of chances. We hit the bar a couple of times but this was a very close match. We were a bit too strong and clinical in the end.”

Wittering: Luke Watson, Tom Bull, Pete Robinson, Bruce Harper, Scott Dewdney, Simon Lucking, Ashley Middleton, Eddie Winks. Nathan Steele, Adam Ledger, Billy Nairn. Subs: Gary Roddis, Simon Marshall, Ashley Heyworth, Dave Kenwright, Adam Cocks