Police in pitch battle

BUDDING Beckhams from a Weston housing estate look destined to become champions of a new five-a-side football league. The league has been set up by Sergeant Gareth Starr, from the south ward beat team, and games are held on Wednesday evenings at Weston Fo

BUDDING Beckhams from a Weston housing estate look destined to become champions of a new five-a-side football league.The league has been set up by Sergeant Gareth Starr, from the south ward beat team, and games are held on Wednesday evenings at Weston Football Club.Teams from the Oldmixon and Coronation estates and a group of footballers from Brue Close have been testing their skills against players from Weston's emergency services.In the most recent matches, footballers from the Coronation estate battled it out on the pitch against chief inspector Nick Walker, PC Frank Glover, PC Rob Morgan, PC Adam Hingston and PC Andy Vallender, the game finishing in a thrilling 8-8 draw.Both teams gave impressive performances but the teenagers did not fare so well in a match against a team of Weston firefighters. Despite a brave performance from goalkeeper Ben Marsh, the youngsters went down 4-2.The final league match is on April 4 and the Coronation team, Ben Marsh, Rob Thornhill, Scott Upton, Ashley Sprague, Alan Stevens and Matt Hurman, look set to win the title.Sgt Starr is also trying to get funding for a football pitch on Loxton Road so the teams from Weston's estates can have their own facility.


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