Westbury boss Collington expected a goal glut

Adam Collington

Adam Collington

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Adam Collington says he always expected Westbury United to provide bang for their buck this season after they were involved in another goalfest last weekend.

Westbury suffered a jarring 8-0 decimation at the hands of high-flying Barnstaple Town in their previous outing but bounced back to beat Cheddar 6-2 last Saturday, with Simon Millard scoring four goals for the second time in three matches.

But on Tuesday they went down 2-0 at Calne Town.

Adam Bishop and Matt Mead were also on target on Meadow Lane and Collington, who also saw his team beat Keynsham Town 5-1 last month, thinks that scoring goals won’t be a problem for his men.

“When I looked at what I had at the club, I always knew that we wouldn’t struggle to score goals,” said the Westbury manager.

“It was really gutting to see us give up against Barnstaple but I really think that everyone will struggle to get something down there this season – in all my years of Western League football, they’re the best side I’ve seen and I’ve scratched them off because they’re at a different level to everyone else.

“But we came back and responded, especially after going a goal down on Saturday. 

“I moved Simon Millard in a bit more centrally because we played two up top and he was brilliant at getting on the end of things.

“We were also missing four players that would be in my first team and that’s given me some tough decisions to make in the future.”

On Saturday, Derek Graham and Andy Crabtree’s men were held to a 2-2 draw with Wellington, with midfielders Alex Lapham and Tom Welch on target.

On Tuesday Darrin Moss and Glenn Armstrong did the damage for Calne over Collington’s men in a tight game that could have gone either way.

Only a great save from Calne keeper Jamie Bartlett kept the home side 1-0 up before a late penalty sealed it.

Warminster Town won 1-0 at Radstock Town on Tuesday night.

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