Banwell maintain unbeaten record
Banwell Reserves defeated King Alfreds 6-1 to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season.
Banwell Res 6
King Alfreds 1
BANWELL maintain their 100 per cent record with a Knockout Cup win over a King Alfred side that had only conceded three goals before this game.
The visitors used the windy conditions well in the first half and Banwell had to defend for long periods. Roger Mitchell marshalled his defence of Sam Perret and Mark Pennington well to keep it tight at the back.
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The hosts broke the deadlock when Adam Abrams stole the ball and his cross found Stu Miller, who made no mistake from close range. Miller and Russ Mitchell both hit the woodwork in the first half.
James Lucas and Danny Reyes worked hard as wing backs, both supplying crosses for the hosts’ frontline.
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Miller got Banwell’s second, heading home from Kev Cosham’s corner kick. Abrams scored the third from a Miller through ball. Banwell’s tight defence were denied a clean sheet after Perret handled in the area.
A tactical change saw Harry Hornigold move up front and he scored a brace putting the result out of doubt. Miller saved the best goal for last as he completed his hat-trick with a thunderous shot from 30 yards.
Banwell welcomed back Mark Jones and Mark McKeever, who came off the bench after injury.
Roger Mitchell, Pennington, Abrams, Hornigold and Miller were all candidates for the Roy Hart Motors man of the match, but it went to Russ Mitchell.
Kewstoke Lions 4
KEWSTOKE made hard work of this Division 1 fixture, despite creating a number of chances.
Ben Popperwell forced an own goal to open the scoring before Phil Hockey scored a fine second and Leon Brueford’s header gave them a three goal cushion at the break.
The second half began poorly and Kewstoke could not keep the ball and were soon punished by Draycott. The visitors improved after this, but did not finish the game off until late on when Sam Davies slotted home after a great pass by Aaron Bray.
DS Securities man of the match went to Phil Hockey.
Kewstoke Res 0
Worle Rangers 7
WORLE Rangers got their Division 4 form back on track with a convincing win at Kewstoke.
Kewstoke were bright from the start and the Rangers back four of Royce, Wilson, Hannam and Sutor, backed up by Bray and keeper Jakeman, kept the home side at bay.
Rangers looked sharp on the break through Williams and Westgarth and the deadlock was broken when Brinson was brought down in the area and Hannam fired home the spot kick.
Kewstoke raised their game and forced Jakeman into a fine save. Soon after it was 2-0 as Brinson finished a good team move when he curled home a shot from 25 yards.
Rangers went 3-0 up when Stephens finished the move of the game from close-range after good work from Hannam and Chatterley. A long ball from Sutor created the fourth as Westgarth pressurised the keeper and Chatterley fired home with style.
Westgarth nodded home the fifth as Wilson headed a corner back in to the danger area and it was quickly six, as Dale slid in Brinson who calmly tucked the ball away in the corner. Stephens took advantage of a retreating defence before firing home the seventh.
The Curry Garden man of the match went to Chris Brinson.
Weston Players 10
Hutton Res 0
PLAYERS returned to Division 4 action in emphatic style with a resounding victory over a spirited Hutton side.
Ryan Clark got the first latching on to Josh Randall’s pass, before returning the favour for Randall to poke home. Jake Clark was felled in the box and Randall stepped up to fire home the penalty.
The Players back three of Skinner, Williams and Jones dealt with what little threat there was and Earey, Clark and Smith were having the run of the midfield.
After the break, Randall closed down the centre-back and freed Ryan Clark to score. Substitute Rich Williams made it 5-0 with his first touch of the game, before Randall got his hat-trick converting the second penalty of the game.
Curt Smith got the goal his efforts deserved after being played in by Clark. DeVanney and Williams combined to set up substitute Raymond for the eighth before Williams crashed in his second after good approach play from Earey.
Randall rounded off a man of the match performance by collection Williams through ball and drilling home.
Westend Res 2
Wedmore Res 1
WESTEND Reserves picked up their first win of the season in a dominating home display against Wedmore.
Westend started the game at pace with Scott Sinclair and Dale Rendall bossing the middle of the park. Debutant Aaron Frost went close before the deadlock was broken following some fine play by Sinclair and Jacob Angove and Rich Salvage, with Chris Gallagher supplying the finishing touch.
Westend started the second half with great tempo, and following a great flick on by Angove, Salvage doubled the lead with a close range finish. Westend pushed for a third goal and had close efforts from Salvage, Gallagher and Sinclair.
As legs began to tire, Wedmore pushed forward, but were met by a well-organised defence of skipper Tony Wilmot and centre-half partner Benji Langston.
Some fine goalkeeping from Gareth Salvage kept the visitors at bay and he was unlucky not to keep a clean sheet, with the visitors scoring a breakaway goal in the last minute.
Man of the match was Chris Gallagher.
Knockout Cup preliminary round: Banwell Res 6, King Alfred SC 1; Cleeve West Town Res 0, Winscombe Res 3.
Charity Cup quarter-finals: Burnham Utd A 2, Yatton Ath Res 5; Clevedon Utd A 3, Nailsea Utd B 2; Locking Park 2, Axbridge Town 5; Portishead Town A 1, Tickenham Utd 12.
Division 1: Draycott 1, Kewstoke Lions 4; Clevedon Utd Res 2, Churchill Club 70 Res 2; Hutton 3, Berrow Res 1; Selkirk Utd 0, Nailsea Utd A 4.
Division 2: Clevedon Dons 6, St George (E-i-G) Res 3.
Division 3: AFC Nailsea 2, Westend 1; Congresbury Res 3, Portishead Town B 3; Sporting Weston 5, Cheddar A 2; Wedmore 1, Westland Utd Res 3; Weston Super Seagulls 4, Winscombe A 3.
Division 4: Kewstoke Lions Res 0, Worle Rangers 7; Nailsea Utd Colts 5, Bournville Rovers 4; Weston Players 10, Hutton Res 0.
Division 5: Axbridge Town Res 3, Priory Rangers 4; Clevedon Utd B 0, KVFC 2; Dolphin Ath 1, South Park Rangers 2; Portishead Town Colts 0, Pill Utd 3; St George (E-i-G) A 10, Burnham Utd B 1.
Division 6: Portishead Caledonian Thistle 4, Worle Rangers Res 2; Shipham Res 0, Clapton-in-Gordano 1; South Park Rangers Res 1, AFC Nailsea Res 6; Westend Res 2, Wedmore Res 1.
Hospital Cup quarter-finals: Kewstoke Lions v Hutton (B Carter); Winscombe Res v Draycott (A Fry).
Knockout Cup preliminary round: Churchill Club 70 Res v Pill United (T Billinghurst).
Knockout Cup round 1: Westend v Clevedon Utd Res (A Lambourne).
Atwell Shield round 1: AFC Nailsea v Worle Res (D Pinnock); Axbridge Town v Dolphin Ath (J Hickey); Cheddar A v Bournville Rovers (C Simmons); Congresbury Res v Tickenham Utd (P Fisher); Portishead Caledonian Thistle v King Alfred SC (B Dancer); St George (E-i-G) Res v Sporting Weston; Wedmore v Wrington Redhill Res (S Cahill); Weston Players v Locking Park (M Sprague); Weston Super Seagulls v Shipham (N Wakley).
Davis Shield preliminary round: Cleeve West Town A’ v Worle Rangers Res (J Harding); Nailsea Utd B v Portishead Town B (L Gillam); South Park Rangers v Kewstoke Lions Res (M Smith).
Division 1: Berrow Res v Selkirk Utd (tba); Cleeve West Town Res v Nailsea Utd A (tba).
Division 2: Clevedon Utd A v Clevedon Dons (tba); Yatton Ath Res v Portishead Town A (tba).
Division 4: Hutton Res v Worle Rangers (tba); Selkirk Utd Res v Banwell Reserves (tba).
Division 5: KVFC v Burnham United B (tba); Portishead Town Colts v South Park Rangers (tba); Priory Rangers v Clevedon Utd B (J Locker); St George (E-i-G) A v Axbridge Town Res (tba).
Division 6: Draycott Res v Westend Res (tba); Shipham Res v Wedmore Res (tba).