Captain Clarke leads by example
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Weston St Johns captain Jack Clarke led by example in his team’s 2-0 victory at Berrow.
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SAINTS made the short trip to Berrow and with numerous regulars missing, called up Dave Wilcox and gave Jamie Wilson his first start of the season.
The visitors made the perfect start with Leigh White scoring inside five minutes after excellent work from skipper Jack Clarke. Saints defended well as the back three of Hudson, Wilson and Wilcox made a numerous last ditch tackles which protected Dangerfield in goal.
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Berrow hit the bar and that was the closest they came to scoring in the first-half as wing backs Powell and Coombes worked tirelessly up and down the flanks.
With Benny, Clark and Churchill bossing the midfield, Saints came out in determined mood to keep a clean sheet. Berrow never really challenged and the impressive Clarke wrapped up the deserved points with a fine goal.
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Alliance Homes man of the match was Jack Clarke.
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WINSCOMBE got back on the winning trail by defeating a belligerent Churchill side 2-1 at the Rec.
Winscombe were short of seven regular players, including the whole of the back four, and that allowed Churchill a goal after only 10 minutes. Things could have got worse for the home side as the visitors had the ball in the net again, only for it to be ruled offside.
This seemed to wake Winscombe up and with Flint and Stoves pulling the strings, they gradually took a foothold on the game. They equalised after when King was fouled in the box and Flint coolly put the resulting penalty away.
The second half started with Winscombe firmly in control, with Cureton and Phillips looking solid. On a rare break it took a great tackle from Phillips to win the ball and passed to Flint, who nodded to Payne some 30 yards from goal.
With a deft back-heeled flick over the defender, he brought the ball down before firing into the far corner.
Mike Hosey came on to make his first team debut, and looked assured as others around him were beginning to lose their heads.
Winscombe Fish Bar man of the match was Flint.