El­lis is head­mas­ter as Su­mas take a point

Holy­port 3 Wokingham and Emm­brook 3

The Wokingham Paper - - SPORT -

EL­LIS DAY (pic­tured) scored a hat-trick of head­ers as the Su­mas kept their cup hopes in the bal­ance.

De­feat at Holy­port would have seen Wokingham play­ing catch-up in Group B, but their point keeps the group tight at the half­way mark.

Com­ing into the game on the back of four straight wins, Dan Bate­man made two changes to his team for the Thurs­day night trip with Ben Win­ship and Josh Har­ris com­ing in for Char­lie Dean and El­liott Rush­forth.

The Su­mas made a bright start at Sum­mer­leaze with Jake White look­ing sharp up front, but Holy­port soaked up the early pres­sure and took the lead through a de­flected Jonny Feaver ef­fort.

But the ad­van­tage did not last long as Day headed in from a cor­ner, scor­ing for the third game in a row.

Har­ris soon set White away, who went close to putting the vis­i­tors in front. And the miss proved costly with Holy­port re­tak­ing the lead mid­way through the half when Sam Whit­field found the net.

Buoyed by the goal, the hosts piled on more pres­sure and struck the cross­bar be­fore Bate­man’s men re­grouped and went close through White be­fore Day headed in from Ben Broad­hurst’s cor­ner.

Su­mas then hit the cross­bar af­ter the restart through striker White and the come­back was com­plete when young­ster Day bagged his third goal of the night.

Bate­man turned to his bench to try and see out the win, in­tro­duc­ing fresh legs in Con­nor Hol­land and Sam Jones.

Goal­keeper Sean Wood­ward was in fine form for the vis­i­tors, but the in­ces­sant Holy­port pres­sure even­tu­ally told as they earned a share of the spoils to draw 3-3 with a late Steven Dev­er­all equaliser.

Su­mas had no game at the week­end but re­turn to Larges Lane on Satur­day, host­ing Walling­ford Town in the league (3pm).

SU­MAS: Wood­ward; W. Day (c), Cum­muskey, Marsh, Dean, Win­ship; Har­ris, N. Bate­man (Rob­son), Broad­hurst (Jones); E. Day, White (Hol­land). Subs not used: Eg­gle­ston, D. Bate­man. At­ten­dance: 40

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