Brave Saints close to upsetting the odds

PUBLISHED: 10:24 24 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:24 24 November 2017

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Nine-man Weston St Johns almost salvaged a point from their encounter with Minehead.

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Despite playing over half the game with only nine men, Weston St Johns could count themselves as unlucky not to take something from this fixture against Minehead.

The match was only 20 minutes old when Luke Page picked up a second yellow card, but within seconds the home side had taken the lead when Kyle Havard headed home from a free kick.

Five minutes later Minehead were level, when from another cross, Christopher Newbold headed against the bar and veteran Guy Burns was on hand to stab the loose ball home.

The hosts had a goal chalked off for offside before Lee Stephenson was shown a red card for voicing his opinion to the referee as tempers rose.

The second period understandably saw the Saints put everybody behind the ball and they managed to keep out wave after wave of Minehead attacks before, with only 19 minutes remaining, Harry Scratchard’s effort from 25 yards was deflected past the helpless Daniel Purnell.

The man of the match award, which was kindly sponsored by Flash and Flash, went to Daniel Purnell.

This Saturday (25th) Weston St. Johns host Burnham United (2.30pm) on pitch three at the Woodspring Stadium in Division 1 West of the Somerset County League.

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Wrington Redhill never really got going against bottom of the table Wells, despite their recent good form.

City opened the scoring on 15 minutes when Nathan Rendell gave Matt Hill in the Wrington Redhill goal no chance from 12 yards. Wrington almost equalised straight after, but Jake Horton’s cross was just too high for Chris Bradley.

On the half hour, Wrington Redhill equalised when a cross from Leigh White was headed into the Wells net by either a Wells defender or Wrington’s Horton. Twelve minutes later, Wells were back in front with a strike from a tight angle.

Right on half time, there was an innocuous looking scuffle between Wells’ Steve Emery and the visitors Sam Clements, resulting in a booking for Emery and a straight red for Clements.

Despite this setback, Wrington Redhill started the second half brightly with Chris Bradley and Callum Vickery’s going close.

With time slipping away, the visitors started throwing caution to the wind in search of an equaliser resulting in more chances for Wells to hit them on the break. Twice Wrington goalkeeper Hill saved in one-on-one contest, before Wells scored two late goals to take the points.

Wrington Redhill is delighted to announce a brand new first team kit from sponsors from Double Tree (Cadbury House).

Thanks go to Nick Taplin, who has been a loyal and enthusiastic supporter and sponsor of the football club for many years. A mention also to Cadbury Club & Spa manager, former Bristol Rovers, City, Forest Green Rovers and Cheltenham Town professional Jason Eaton, who has donned the green and black of Wrington Redhill not so long ago.

The club is also pleased to announce the support and generous sponsorship of The Wring Demolition Group.

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