Worle through to the next round of the cup on penalties

PUBLISHED: 09:43 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:43 07 September 2018

WorleFC v Stockwood Green.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

WorleFC v Stockwood Green. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Worle defeated Ashton & Backwell Reserves on penalties to move into the next round of the Somerset County Cup.

Ashton & Backwell Reserves 1

Worle 1

Worle won 5-4 on penalties

Worle progressed to the next round of the Somerset County Cup after defeating Ashton & Backwell Reserves on penalties.

The game could have gone either way and it was not helped with Worle having to use three different keepers. This was a disjointed performance from Worle, but they had the opportunities to win it in normal time.

Ryan Down had the first chances but fired straight at the home keeper and soon after narrowly curled his shot wide. Ryan Hodrien in the Worle goal was rarely troubled in the first-half with the home side limited to shots from outside the box.

Worle made a change at the break with Jack Hodrien going in goal with brother Ryan going up front and within 10 minutes Ryan Hodrien had the best chance of the game when one-on-one with the keeper, but his lob narrowly went wide.

With 15 minutes to go, the home side took the lead before Ryan Hodrien beat the home keeper with a shot at the near post.

Worle were dealt a blow when Jack Hodrien picked up an injury so Connor Down deputised and the game went to penalties.

Worle scored all five with Ryan Down, Marcus Walters, Connor Down, Barry Flynn and Ryan Hodrien all scoring and Connor Down saving one.

Man of the match was Connor Down. This Saturday Worle make the trip to Clutton in a 3pm kick-off.

Winscombe 3

Somerton Res 2

Winscombe Reserves continued their good early season form, defeating a good Somerton Reserve side 3-2.

After a slow start Winscombe scored first with a goal by wing-back Bailey who fired home from 18 yards after great approach play. The referee awarded the visitors a penalty and duly scored past Murray.

They scored again soon after when the defence failed to clear and Murray again had no chance.

After the break, Winscombe scored one of the best goals seen at the Rec for a long time when Ash Mason coolly finished a flowing move involving many Winscombe players.

At 2-2 the game was evenly poised and it took a fine save from Murray to keep it level, before Rogers scored a free kick to put the home side in command.

With Milton and Shaw controlling the middle, Brown up front winning everything in the air and Couling and man of the match Bailey marauding the flanks, it was surprising the home side did not score again.

Winscombe face another tough game on Saturday when they visit Cheddar.

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