The game started well for Ulverstone. Joel Stone earned a penalty after about 5 minutes, which was well taken by Ben Foote. Ulverstone went 2 up after about 20 minutes after Michael Grey finished a one on one well past the Somerset keeper. Ulverstone could have been 3 or 4 in front had we been confident and clinical. A pivotal substitution was made whilst Somerset were two down. John Wheeler took off a young, perhaps unfit young striker and put on Casey Eaves who went back to a centre back/sweeper role and sured up the defence. Somerset pulled a goal back after a well taken free kick was headed in by Ulverstone's Brian Tabrett.
The game was an even contest after the break until Callum Foote was rightfully sent off after receiving his second yellow. The first was for a late tackle. The second was for the most blatant example of kicking the ball away I have seen. Somerset obviously got on top of us after this and went on to overrun us through 2 quality and composed finishes by the best on ground Chris Smith.
It was a disappointing day for us as our attitude towards the game was not that of a team who were sitting 4th at the half way point. Some of our senior players put in some terrible performances in the second half and we didn't have a leader to pick the team up again. Chris Smith's experience shone through after the send off. He drifted forward in to attacking positions from midfield whilst our midfield and defence were caught ball watching. He had acres of space to compose himself and finish well for both goals. Overall, Somerset played with the heart and passion that I was expecting from my team. The Sharks thoroughly deserved their win.