Castro nets the winner for Banwell
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A new-look Banwell side started the new season with a derby victory over Worle.
A NEW-LOOK Banwell side started the season with a 2-1 victory over near neighbours Worle.
For the first 30 minutes, Worle had the better of the game, but Banwell dug in limiting the visitors to a few chances.
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However, Banwell broke free with a good passing move to break the deadlock with a good finish from 16-year-old debutant Daniel Clarke.
After the break, Banwell were more in the game, but Worle broke free on a counter attack and won a free kick on the edge of the Banwell area and scored to make it 1-1.
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Bruno Castro was a handful up front, but Ben Wilson defended well against him. Tom Swash played a 70-yard pass directly into the path of Castro, who lobbed the Worle keeper for the winner.
Crossville man of the match went to Callum White.
CONGRESBURY recorded a well deserved win in a competitive local derby against unbeaten Winscombe.
Winscombe had the first strike on goal, but keeper Rhys Sullivan pushed the ball around the post and the resulting corner saw a goalbound effort cleared off the line by defender Joe Radcliffe.
Playing down the slope in the second half, Congresbury controlled all areas of the game. A tremendous strike by Dan Hartley beat the keeper but went just wide and a few minutes later Brian Wrigley saw his strike go narrowly wide.
Congresbury were controlling the game with Dan Hartley, Lewis Hunt, Josh Evans, Kyle Havard, Adam Filer and Rich Carnall winning the midfield battle. A superb 45-yard pass from Wrigley was volleyed home by Hartley for the opening goal.
Congresbury’s defenders Radcliffe, Ash Flavell, Wrigley and Ben Cross were outstanding all game and they had to be to deal with the dangerous Winscombe forwards.
Congresbury doubled their lead when Hartley’s excellent through ball set Ross Stockhall racing clear and he gave the keeper no chance. Winscombe had a great chance to pull a goal back following a penalty, but Sullivan pulled off a great save.
With minutes remaining, Hartley burst clear only to be brought down by the keeper and the resulting penalty was smashed home by Joe Whittaker.
Williams Roofing player of the match was Dan Hartley.