Local derby ends in entertaining draw

PUBLISHED: 14:46 21 February 2018

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The derby encounter between Wrington Redhill A and Congresbury Reserves ended in an entertain stalemate.

Wrington A 1

Congresbury Res 1

With the extended Christmas break and the poor run of weather, both teams have been without competitive football for two months and credit to Congresbury for getting the game on.

Both teams started with one up front, Callum Briggs undertaking the role for Wrington and Chris Tuckfield for Congresbury. Although sometimes isolated, both proved a constant nuisance and ran their socks off.

For Wrington, Mickey Edmunds showed his class and ran the game in the first-half, with Jonny Marsh and Scott Gallacher working hard in support.

Dave Pullen and Phil Williams, together with Dean Rix formed a solid back three and James Williams in goal looked secure and handled well in the tricky conditions.

The first goal was always going to be important. Jonny Marsh won a corner, with Pullen managing to hold the ball up to allow Briggs to fire home.

Briggs managed to escape on a couple of occasions and could have added to his score, but Danny Bullock was impressive in the Congresbury goal.

After the break, Briggs escaped again which could have settled the match, but Bullock was equal to the task. This proved crucial as out of the blue, Jeadon Merrick slotted the ball home for a well-deserved goal.

In the end both teams were satisfied with a point, which lifted Wrington off the bottom of the table.

RESULTS

Atwell Shield round 2: Nailsea Utd A 4, AFC Nailsea 2; Westend 2, Winscombe A 5.

Knockout Cup round 3: KVFC 4, Selkirk Utd 3.

Charity Cup quarter-final: Locking Park Res 0, St George (E-in-G) 1.

Challenge Cup quarter-final: Kewstoke Lions 2, Nailsea Utd B 6.

Vardon Cup round 1: Cheddar A 6, Banwell A 1.

Vardon Cup quarter-final: Hutton Res 6, Sporting Weston Res 2.

Keyes Cup quarter-final: Wedmore Res 0, Yatton & Cleeve Utd B 6.

Division 1: Uphill Castle Res 4, Locking Park 5.

Division 2: Clapton-in-Gordano 4, Banwell Res 1; Worle Rangers 2, Churchill Club 70 2.

Division 3: Wrington Redhill A 1, Congresbury Res 1.

Division 5: Clevedon Utd A 3, Weston Celtic 2; Nailsea Utd Colts 1, Lodway 8.

FIXTURES

Davis Shield quarter-final: Portishead Town B v Burnham Utd B (H Hajdari).

Knockout Cup round 2: Hutton Res v South Park Rangers (D Hunt).

Knockout Cup round 3: Portishead Caledonian Thistle v Uphill Castle Res (D Trevaskus); Worle Rangers v Winscombe A (J Young).

Atwell Shield round 3: KVFC v St George (E-in-G) (S Bozukov).

Hospital Cup quarter-final: Westend v Portishead Town A (C Ham).

Charity Cup round 1: Worle Res v Churchill Club 70 (J Cox).

Challenge Cup quarter-final: Selkirk Utd v Shipham (M Sprague).

Division 1: Sporting Weston v Locking Park (R Salvage); Wrington Redhill Res v Wedmore (E Ashwin).

Division 2: Axbridge Town v Yatton and Cleeve Utd A (S Thornton); Banwell Res v Locking Park Res (D Pinnock).

Division 3: Congresbury Res v Nailsea Utd B (C Jeffrey); Worle Rangers Res v Kewstoke Lions (S Acton).

Division 4: AFC Nailsea v Banwell A (D Bugg); Congresbury A v Sporting Weston Res (T Shallcross); Cheddar A v Uphill Castle A (S Flory).

Division 5: Wedmore Res v Weston Celtic (I Madge); Yatton and Cleeve Utd B v Clevedon Utd A (J Rout).

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