Saints set up tasty derby encounter

PUBLISHED: 09:16 17 December 2010

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ST JOHNS progressed to the next round of the Somerset Cup and a home game on Saturday against local rivals Langford Rovers after this comfortable victory over Congresbury.

Congresbury 0

Weston St Johns 2

ST JOHNS progressed to the next round of the Somerset Cup and a home game on Saturday against local rivals Langford Rovers after this comfortable victory over Congresbury.

Congresbury are top of the division below Saints and are unbeaten this season. Saints strikers Levi Marlow and Ross Stockhall were causing the Congresbury defenders problems and only the quick reactions of their keeper kept the scores level.

At the other end, Saints’ defenders Nick Jones, Andy Young, Ash Flavell and James Bennelick were all in top form and kept Congresbury’s strikers quiet.

As the half wore on, Congresbury enjoyed a better spell and Saints keeper Joe Malik had to make a good save. Malik was again called on to make saves when Congresbury had shots from two free-kicks from just outside the area.

Just before half-time, Saints got the goal they deserved. The goal came when Marlow beat a defender and was tripped inside the penalty area. He stepped up and fired the resulting penalty past the keeper.

The second half was more of the same with Saints’ midfield of Mark Adams, James Wotton, Jack Clark and Ryan Hodrien working hard.

Saints made it 2-0 when Stockhall fired a superb low shot into the net following a good move involving Bennelick, Hodrien, Adams and Wotton.

Saints were dominant and Adams hit the crossbar with a long-range effort and Hod-rien and Stockhall had shots well saved.

Bookers Wholesale player of the match was Andy Young.

Worle 1

Combe St Nicholas 3

THIS was a game of two halves and ended with a disappointing defeat for Worle.

Worle started brightly with the constant running of both Hull and Bushell up front. Chances were limited, but it was Worle who took the lead from a Hull corner. The ball fell to Harvey on the edge of the box and he beat the keeper with a looping shot.

The first half was end to end but the back four for Worle held firm, captained well by Potter at the centre of the defence.

After the break, St Nicholas equalised when a through ball caught the home defence napping allowing the dangerous forward to score. Soon after, St Nicholas scored again from the edge of the box.

Worle pressed but could not find the equaliser and from a well-worked corner, Worle found themselves trailing 3-1. Chances were still coming, but shots by Bail, Bushell and Hull could not get Worle back into this game.

Man of the match was Potter. On 
Saturday, Worle are at home to Burnham United Reserves (2pm).

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