Castle triumph in top of the table clash

Uphill Castle defeated Churchill Club 70 in a Somerset County League Division Two West top of the table clash.

Churchill Club 70 1

Uphill Castle 5

Third-placed Churchill hosted second in the Somerset County League Division Two West table Uphill Castle in a game that could have an impact in the end of season shake-up.

An impressive performance on the road from Anthony Askins’s Uphill Castle put a dent in Churchill’s promotion hopes, while at the same time enhancing the visitors’ chances of a top two finish.

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Uphill started the game in the ascendancy and had the ball in the net after 10 minutes, only for Jordan Elliot to be denied by an assistant referee’s flag.

Castle went on to take the lead midway through the half when Paul Wray’s cross was smartly finished by Cameron Milkins. Uphill doubled their advantage shortly before half-time with Elliot running clear and chipping the keeper.

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Uphill started the second half as they finished the first, taking the game to Churchill and they where rewarded for their positive approach play with three goals in a 15-minute spell.

Benjamin Harris’s through ball found Jack Askins in space inside the penalty area and the midfielder drew the keeper before scoring.

A few minutes later Askins turned provider, playing in Elliot for his second and Uphill’s fourth and it was again Askins who created the fifth when his cross was met by Wray to complete the scoring.

Churchill managed a late goal that was merely a consolation.

The margin of victory was significant as it means Uphill now have a better goal difference than league leaders 1610 Taunton United and sit three points behind the South Somerset side with a game in hand.

The Man of the Match award, kindly sponsored by Fusion, went to Michael Deane.

On Saturday, Uphill host Banwell (2pm).

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