Cheddar suffer narrow FA Vase defeat

PUBLISHED: 09:22 09 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:22 09 November 2018

Oliver Hucker.

Oliver Hucker.

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Cheddar narrowly lost their FA Vase second round fixture to visitors St Austell.

Cheddar 1

St Austell 2

A battling encounter at Bowdens Park saw St Austell eventually emerge victorious in this FA Vase second round fixture.

Cheddar should be proud of their efforts in the competition though and in the season so far and should go in to the remainder of the campaign with renewed vigour.

The Cornish side took the lead when Daniel Jackson parried a Liam Eddy effort and Neil Slateford was in the right place to slot home the rebound for a half time advantage.

The next goal was always going to be crucial and St Austell secured it when a Christopher Reski corner found its way to Mark Goldsworthy to nod home. Daniel Griffiths set up a grandstand finale with a late goal but it was just not to be for the Cheesemen.

The man of the match award, kindly sponsored by Thatchers Cider Company Limited, went to Oliver Hucker.

Uhlsport Somerset County League Division 3 side Cheddar Reserves ran Premier Division Worle close on their own turf in the third round of the Melhuish and Saunders Somerset Senior Cup, the visitors eventually went down 1-0.

On Saturday, the Reserves travel to Castle Cary (2.30pm) in the third round of the Uhlsport Somerset County League’s Division 2/3 Cup.

Cheddar A won 2-1 at Selkirk United in the first round of the Weston and District League’s Doug Atwell Memorial Shield.

On Saturday, Cheddar A welcome West Wick to Sharpham Road (2.30pm) in Division 3 of the Weston and District League.

Cheddar Ladies went down 5-0 at home to Purnell Reserves, who leapfrog them into third position in Division 2 of the Somerset County Women’s League.

On Sunday, Cheddar Ladies travel to Hutton (2pm) in more Division 2 action.

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