Pendulum swinging in title race

PUBLISHED: 09:14 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:14 13 April 2018

Scott Muirhead.

Scott Muirhead.

Paul Knight

Despite Uphill Castle being held to a draw, they remain in the Somerset County League Division 1 West title race.

Uphill Castle 2

Yatton & Cleeve United 2

A goal three minutes into injury time robbed Uphill Castle of a deserved three points and could prove to be vital in the title race.

The home side went in to this game knowing that winning all their remaining games would be enough for them to lift the Somerset County League Division 1 West title.

The first-half saw chances at both ends with Yatton’s John Smith coming closest for his side, while the Castle’s Samuel Beresford was denied by Ramsay MacDonald.

The deadlock was broken on 66 minutes when Beresford capitalised on a defensive lapse. Seven minutes later it was looking like a nailed on home victory when Jack Askins fired into the bottom corner.

Yatton pulled a goal back on 79 minutes when Keir Hardie set up Smith. Deep into time added on, Chris Wilson freed Hardie who in turn set up Smith to drive in an equaliser that could have a big impact when end of season honours are decided.

The man of the match award, sponsored by Hayers Convenience Stores and the Blue Fish Co went to Scott Muirhead.

This Saturday, Uphill Castle welcome Winscombe to Bridgwater Road (3pm).

Grateful thanks are extended to GKJ Sweeting and Sons Ltd, of Winterstoke Road, Weston, for their sponsorship of the match and match ball.

Middlezoy Rovers 3

Wrington Redhill 0

On the back of two 3-0 victories, expectation levels were positive but Wrington Redhill ended up on the wrong side of a 3-0 result, albeit against a much stronger and organised opposition.

The first goal for the home side came on 15 minutes when the ball landed at the feet of Alex Male, who beat keeper Matt Hill. This goal was followed by two further spurned chances when Jed Williams lobbed over the crossbar and a Craig Wright shot was saved by Hill.

Wrington Redhill could have got on level terms when Callum Vickery set up Jake Horton, but hesitation allowed the defence to close him down. It got worse on the half-hour mark when Adam fired past Hill for a 2-0 lead.

Early after the restart, Joe Moore replaced Will Perry and Sam Clements replaced Simon Hewish. At this stage the visitors were getting more into the game and this led to three Middlezoy players being booked for a number of fouls, plus Vickery for retaliating.

Mason Gardener and Leigh White tried to get the play going and Jack Board came on for Ethan Johnson. However, it was the home side that clinched victory with five minutes from time when Dan Luce latched onto a long clearance to wrap up the scoring.

There is a massive game for Worle this Saturday when they entertain Nailsea & Tickenham from the Somerset Senior Premier Division in the semi-final of the Somerset Senior Cup where the winners will play Chilcompton in the final.

A large crowd is expected at the Recreation Ground as Worle look for an upset against the high-flying visitors in a 2.30pm kick-off.

Worle are on a long unbeaten run at home and should be near full strength in what will be an entertaining game. The clubhouse will be open all day for refreshments and Worle are asking all past players and supporters to turn up to show their support.

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