Axbridge through after extra time

Axbridge Town 4 St George (EiG) Res 3 (after extra time) - THE Clarets welcomed Division 2 side St George to the Furlong Fields for their Weston and District League Knockout Cup game.

Axbridge Town 4

St George (EiG) Res 3

(after extra time)

THE Clarets welcomed Division 2 side St George to the Furlong Fields for their Knockout Cup game.


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With Ian Wait banned, Rich Bamsey, Joe Kensley, Ollie Jones, Matt Fear, Dan Bushell all out injured, manager Leon Parsons started 16-year-old Saul Dawson in midfield who picked up the man of the match award.

Town took the lead when Marcus Holmes' through ball found Phillip Bugler who beat the keeper with ease and five minutes later Holmes set up Bugler for the second.

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Just before half time Holmes scored the goal of the game from 30 yards from, Olly Geirmann's pass.

In the second half, St George managed to take the game to extra time. The winner came when Bugler completed his fourth hat-trick of the season and his 14th goal in total from Simon Avery's through ball.

Winscombe Res 5

Berrow Res 4

JAMIE Hutchinson hit four goals of the highest order to squeeze 10-man Winscombe into the first round proper of the Knockout Cup.

Winscombe out-passed their Division 4 opponents for long periods and with Matthew Wright and Kerrie Sleeman dominating affairs in midfield they romped into a 3-0 lead.

Hutchinson's first came on 18 minutes from Jamahl McMurran's cross, McMurran made it 2-0 after firing in Jake Hartey's parried shot, before Hutchinson made it three from the tightest of angles.

But just moments before half-time Berrow replied with their first shot on target and then reduced the deficit further after the break with the tamest of free-kicks.

Hutchinson restored Winscombe's three goal advantage for his hat-trick and then two defenders for his 14th goal of the season. Berrow scored their third and then made their numerical supremacy tell to make it 5-4 after Winscombe were reduced to 10 men.

But, inspired by Jury Cureton, Winscombe managed to hang on for the second week in succession.

Hutton 2

Selkirk United 0

HUTTON rested several players for this Knockout Cup game which they dominated throughout, but failed to finish.

The game at 0-0 went into extra time with Hutton being awarded a penalty which Mark Jones crashed against the crossbar.

The game was four minutes from going into penalties when Stu Miller tapped in from close range, then within a minute Mark Jones' cross found the back off the net. Old Inn man of the match was Steve Clark.

Portishead WMC 5

Worle Res 2

WORLE suffered a disappointing loss to Portishead Working Mens Club in Division 2.

With five enforced changes Worle were unable to get into anywhere near their stride and fell behind early in the game. Rich Bushell soon reduced the arrears and this was the only time they played some of their better football.

Unfortunately Portishead were allowed back into the game from the penalty spot and before the half time whistle Worle were 4-1 down.

Second half started with Worle dominating thanks to a strong wind behind them and Beynon rifled a free kick against the inside of the post and out to safety.

With pressure mounting it was a breakaway goal that sealed this game even though the deficit was reduced via an own goal by the home side.

Worle will have to play a lot better than this if they want to get a result from a strong Clevedon United side on Saturday. Man of the Mmch went to Chris Disney.

Clevedon Dons 6

South Park Rangers 3

SOUTH Park were always going to be underdogs against the Division 4 leaders and title favourites, but overall they made a good impression on the game.

They fell 1-0 behind early on after Skinner's cross was headed in by Pennington. South Park equalised a few minutes later when Rob Gerrett scored with a header from a Matt Harvey corner.

The Dons passing game soon put them in front after Skinner, Pillinger andd Sell saw Pennington hit a post and Mike Piscina scored his ninth of the season, Paul Sell made it 3-1 from Pillinger's corner and Pennington added the fourth.

In the second half Park were by far the more dominant team, restricting the Dons to a few counter attacking moves. Bond and captain Ferris in the middle provided the steel for Keight and Harvey to provide the attacking punch. Clevedon Dons made it 5-1 from a penalty by Pillinger.

With 20 minutes to go, player-assistant manager Joe Rowsell came on and changed the game immediately with two goals in two minutes. With Park on top and the Dons lead reduced to 5-3, there was real belief that Park could get something from the game.

Sadly, Dons went up the other end and made it 6-3. Despite Park pressing hard for the last 15 minutes no further goals were scored, but they will take heart from a great performance against a top Weston League team.

The Balmoral Hotel man of the match was again awarded to Rob Gerrett.

Dons' CK Lettings man of the match was Joe Piscina.

Worle Rangers

Dynamo Dury Res 0

RANGERS extended their unbeaten Division 6 run to four matches with an excellent team performance.

Rangers dominated the first half and should have taken the lead in the opening five minutes when Adam Brown spurned a good chance. Dynamos defence proved to be tough to breakdown and honours were even at half time.

It looked like the game was going to remain goal-less until Liam Willment was brought on to terrorise the Dury defence and was rewarded with a goal as Rangers took a deserved lead.

The lead was doubled minutes later as Chris McKee powered in a header from a Jake Hannam corner. A fine run out of defence from Paul Shire set up Brown as Rangers scored a third in the closing minutes.

Credit should go to the Rangers defence of Jamie Ingersent, Matt Wilson, Chris McKee and Paul Shire who ensured keeper Dave Taylor celebrated his debut in goal with a clean sheet.

Rangers man of the match went to Jake Hannam who dominated midfield with another impressive display.

Results

Hospital Cup quarter-final: Churchill Club 70 Res 3, Cleeve West Town Res 0.

Knockout Cup preliminary round: Axbridge Town 4, St George (EiG) Res 3 (after extra time); Dynamo Dury 4, Nailsea United A 5; Hutton 2, Selkirk United 0 (after extra time); Kewstoke Lions 8, Bournville Rovers 3; Milton Crusaders 2, AFC Nailsea 0; Portishead Town A 3, Congresbury Res 2; Wedmore 2, Wrington Redhill Res 2 (Wrington won 5-4 on penalties after extra time); Westend 4, Cheddar A 2; Winscombe Res 5, Berrow Res 4.

Division 1: Weston St John's Sports Bar 1, East Worle 1.

Division 2: Draycott 4, Yatton Athletic Res 1; Portishead Workmans Club 5, Worle Res 2; Westland United Res 3, Clarence Park 4.

Division 3: Cleeve West Town A 1, Kewstoke Lions Res 4; Nailsea United B 7, Burnham United A 2; Weston United 3, Winscombe A 6.

Division 4|: Clevedon Dons 6, South Park Rangers 3; Clevedon United B 0, Hutton Res 0; East Worle Res 4, Banwell Res 1; Nailsea United Colts 1, Blagdon 2.

Division 5: Bournville Rovers Res 1, KVFC Res 16; Tickenham United 6, St George (EiG) A 2.

Division 6: AFC Nailsea Res 2, Wedmore Res 2; Selkirk United Res 4, Axbridge Town Res 0; Worle Rangers 3, Dynamo Dury Res 0; Yatton Athletic A 0, Dolphin Athletic 3.

Fixtures for Saturday

Knockout Cup preliminary round (2.30pm): Churchill Club 70 Res v Weston St John's Res (R Perkins); King Alfred Sports Centre v Cleeve West Town Res (S Cahill); Nailsea Town Res v Weston St John's Sports Bar (J Billinghurst).

Division 1 (3pm): Bournville Rovers v East Worle (M Davies); KVFC v Hutton (S Yianni); Milton Crusaders v Kewstoke Lions (S Davies); Nailsea United A v Portishead Town A (T Billinghurst).

Division 2 (3pm): Clarence Park v Draycott; Clevedon United A v Worle Res (G Croker); Portishead Town B v Locking Park; St George (EiG) Res v Winscombe Res; Selkirk United v Westland United Res; Yatton Athletic Res v Portishead WMC.

Division 3 (3pm): Burnham United A v Wedmore (P Reynolds); Kewstoke Lions Res v Congresbury Res (A Murphy); Nailsea United B v Weston United; Winscombe A v Cleeve West Town A (J Cox); Wrington Redhill Res v Axbridge Town (D Pinnock).

Division 4 (3pm): Blagdon v Clevedon United B (D Phillips); Berrow Res v Banwell Res (P Fisher); Cheddar A v Clevedon Dons (K Fox); Hutton Res v East Worle Res (Jo Stimpson); South Park Rangers v Nailsea United Colts (R Connelly).

Division 5 (3pm): AFC Nailsea v Kewstoke Lions A (P Roberts); Draycott Res v St George (EiG) A (M Taylor); KVFC Res v Sparta Kewstoke (N Wakley); Portishead Town Colts v Weston St John's Sports Bar Res; Tickenham United v Bournville Rovers Res (N Brown).

Division 6 (3pm): Axbridge Town Res v AFC Nailsea Res (W Dancer); Dolphin Athletic v Sporting Weston (I Madge); Dynamo Dury Res v Selkirk United Res (L Gillam); Weston Super Seagulls v Worle Rangers (M Sprague); Wedmore Res v St George (EiG) B (C Ham); Yatton Athletic A v Weston Players (J Jarad).

All other officials to be appointed.

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