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FOOTBALL: Ilminster cruise through in cup
9:28pm Sunday 20th October 2013 in Sport
ILMINSTER Town cruised into the second round of the Errea County League's Premier/First Division Cup with a 3-0 win against Yatton Athletic yesterday.
Nick Waites bagged a brace for Town, while Charlie Rutter added a third 15 minutes from time.
It was a result that pleased manager Darren Manley, who was impressed with how his side adapted to a new formation.
He said: “We tried something different, changed a few bits and bobs about with a new formation and it worked.
"I thought we’d try it in the cup, but I was pleased with how it went so we’ll probably use that in the league as well now.
“We scored three really good goals today, but still missed a lot of chances. Two in particular in the first half, but we’re into the next round.
“I really believe that we are going to hammer someone very soon, when it all clicks and we start to take our chances I think it’ll happen, I really do.”
Nick Waites opened the scoring for Ilminster on 25 minutes when he converted a pin-point pass from ten yards out.
The sides went into the break with the score at 1-0, but that wasn’t for long as Waites doubled Ilminster’s lead with a well-struck effort from the edge of the box.
Ilminster continued to dominate proceedings and Charlie Rutter added his side’s third on 75 minutes to secure a place in the next round.
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