Shrivenham had another useful run out on Tuesday evening when they took on Toolstation Western Premier Division side Westbury United at Beversbrook.
In a fairly even game, it probably came as no surprise that things ended all square, and although results are immaterial pre-season, Shrivvy demonstrated some good possession football and it was another 90-minutes under the belts.
Events got off to a fairly even start – and remained that way throughout and after Ricky Hulbert pulled up with 16-minutes gone with what appeared to be a pulled hamstring [we hope it’s nothing too serious and wish him the best for a quick recovery], it was on 20-minutes that the first real effort occurred when Jamie Prictor went close from a corner.
Shrivvy continued to have the lion’s share of the ball, but were lacking any sort of cutting edge and by the time the interval arrived, both sides had had a decent workout.
Shrivvy entered the second period with some more decent team play and Antonio Gerrish had an effort denied from an early corner before Tom Ballard had a chance but uncharacteristically failed to put the ball in the back of the net.
A trialist came close to giving Gareth Davies men the lead with 55-minutes on the clock, after Macauley Dodson played a great through ball, but somehow United managed to scramble it clear and five minutes later, Ballard’s lob went agonisingly over.
With 20-minutes remaining, United almost broke the deadlock when Ryan Bole hit the Shrivenham crossbar, but wholesale changes made the game turn a little scrappy as things eventually came to a scoreless conclusion.