Excellent victory for Uphill Castle Reserves

PUBLISHED: 09:47 06 October 2017

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Uphill Castle Reserves got back to winning ways with an excellent victory at Wrington Redhill Reserves.

Wrington Redhill Res 1

Uphill Castle Res 4

Uphill Castle got back to winning ways in Division 1 after a dominant second half display at Wrington Redhill.

Martin Avery’s charges took the lead on four minutes when a cross from Lee Harvey found Daniel Thomas, who coolly took the ball down and slotted it into the bottom corner.

Wrington started to get on top and some excellent passing enabled them to create plenty of space, but the visitors dug in hard to see out the threat with some fine defensive work from Edward Deane and Ashley Baldwin, aided by some great saves from Joshua Skuse.

Wrington drew level through Colin Toms prior to the half-time interval, while Uphill’s options were not helped with Alex Spearing being forced off through injury and being replaced by Joshua Morris.

Uphill started the second half on the front foot and after Thomas had hit the post, he put his side in to the lead with a tidy finish following confusion in the Wrington box.

Forced into a second change which saw Lee Harvey come off injured and be replaced by Jack Miles, it did not break the Castle from their stride and within five minutes they had increased the advantage when Thomas completed his hat-trick and Miles made space and found the bottom corner to make it four.

The man of the match award, kindly sponsored by Fusion Oriental Takeaway and Restaurant, Weston, went to Daniel Thomas.

Uphill Castle A 10

Banwell A 3

On a memorable day for the club that saw all three sides’ record impressive victories, Uphill Castle A cranked up the pressure on the title chasers in Division 4 as they moved up to fourth courtesy of this resounding victory over Banwell A.

Jack Edwards (4), Matthew Bebber, (3), Adrian Hodgkinson jnr, Samuel Perrott and Jack Riney did the damage for James De-vanney’s men.

The man of the match award, kindly sponsored by Hayers Convenience Store, Weston, went to Jack Edwards.

Jack Edwards (left) is presented with the man of the match award by manager James De-vanney.

RESULTS

Division 1: KVFC 3, Locking Park 6; Portishead CT 7, Portishead Town A 3; Wedmore 2, Nailsea United A 0; Westend 2, Sporting Weston 1; Wrington Redhill Res 1, Uphill Castle Res 4.

Division 2: Axbridge Town 2, Clapton-in-Gordano 2; Churchill Club 70 3, Banwell Res 4; Locking Park Res 1, Worle Res 4; South Park Rangers v St George (E-in-G) (away win); Yatton & Cleeve United A 1, Worle Rangers 3.

Division 3: Kewstoke Lions 5, Selkirk United 7; Nailsea United B 4, Wrington Redhill A 1; Portishead Town B 4, Shipham 4; St George (E-in-G) Res, Worle Rangers Res (home win).

Division 4: AFC Nailsea 2, Hutton Res 1; Congresbury A 6, Cheddar A 1; Sporting Weston Res 3, FC Milton 1; Uphill Castle A 10, Banwell A 3.

Division 5: Banwell B 9, Wedmore Res 0; Burnham United B 3, Clevedon United A 3; Lodway 8, Nailsea United Colts 1; West Wick, Yatton & Cleeve United B (home win).

Fixtures

Division 1: Locking Park v Portishead Town A; Uphill Castle Res v Westend; Wrington Redhill Res v Portishead CT; Nailsea Utd A v KVFC; Sporting Weston v Wedmore.

Division 2: Banwell Res v Winscombe A; Worle Rangers v Worle Res; Clapton-in-Gordano v Locking Park Res; Yatton & Cleeve Utd A v St George (EIG); Axbridge Town v Churchill Club 70.

Division 3: Congresbury Res v Portishead B; Kewstoke Lions v Nailsea Utd B; St George (EIG Res) v Shipham; Wrington Redhill A v Selkirk Utd.

Division 4: Cheddar A v Axbridge Town Res; AFC Nailsea v Congresbury A; FC Milton v Banwell A; Sporting Weston Res v Hutton Res; Uphill Castle A v Burnham Utd A.

Division 5: Banwell B v Yatton & Cleeve Utd B; Wedmore Res v West Wick; Burnham Utd B v Nailsea Utd Colts; Lodway v Weston Celtic.

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