Comfortable cup victory for Kewstoke

Kewstoke Lions 6 Axbridge Town 1 - THIS Atwell Shield match was a potential banana skin for in-form Kewstoke, with seven players out.

Kewstoke Lions 6

Axbridge Town 1

THIS Atwell Shield match was a potential banana skin for in-form Kewstoke, with seven players out.

But Kewstoke started well and dominted the the first half with Ash Brewer and Callum Thompson scoring for a 2-0 half time scoreline.


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During the break, the Kewstoke management team's advice was taken on board and Kewstoke went for the kill with Thompson completing his hat trick, Alex Chatterly scoring and a Charlie Uwadia cross being turned in by an Axbridge defender.

Dan Batch came on with 15 minutes to go and went close on a few occasions as Axbridge claimed a consolation goal at the end.

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Kewstoke's midfield of Chris Martin, Ash Brewer, Ben Westgrath, Charlie Uwadia and Callum Thompson controlled the game and the Mike Warburton man of the match goes to Charlie Uwadia.

Kewstoke's next game is this Saturday away to Bridgwater Sports in the quarter-final of the Somerset Junior Cup.

Westlands United 3

Weston Super Seagulls 0

SEAGULLS battled hard in this Atwell Shield game and completely held their own, although the score would suggest otherwise.

After a shaky start and Baz having to make a few fine saves, the defence of Hester, Fox, Molly and Oddy got it together and held firm. That was until Fox brought down his man for a penalty.

One-nil down at half time and the Seagulls were forced into two changes through injury. The impressive Boyd and Farr came off for Fletcher and Perrott.

Marsh was outstanding in the middle and along with Green, Motion, Perrott, Hester and Main, began to bombard the Westlands goal.

Despite all the hard work and an excellent performance, it just wasn't to be as Westlands battled hard and kept the Gulls at bay before grabbing two more goals in the process. Even when 3-0 down, Hester could have brought it level after missing four sitters late on.

Man of the match went to Dave Marsh.

Weston Players 4

Winscombe Res 5

PLAYERS came up against Division 2 opponents in this Atwell Shield match and once again it was hard to see the difference in qaulity between the two sides.

The game was won by Winscombe in the dying minutes, despite Players leading the game for the majority and deserved for it to go into extra time at least.

Jim Owen hit a superb hat-trick and a well-taken penalty by Mark Ashmore got the goals for Players. The whole squad deserves a mention for a real battling and hard working performance. Man of the match Jim Owen.

Clevedon Utd B 2

Banwell Res 3

BANWELL Reserves travelled to Clevedon in the Vardon Cup.

The visitors started to take control and McLeod, Taylor and Filby linked up superbly down the right, with the final ball the only downfall in some great moves.

Grubb and Mitchell were patrolling the rear guard well and Filby and Brown were able full-backs who looking for their wide men in Payne and Taylor to get the moves started.

With the lively and dangerous Carter proving elusive to mark, Shears was left with a lot of space behind the Clevedon defence.

Then Clevedon launched a long ball which eventually was cleared for a corner, but the resulting kick was cleared to the edge of the box where a Clevedon defender volleyed into the roof of the net for the lead.

Banwell hit back when a Payne corner was not cleared and Taylor poked it home as they went into half time at 1-1.

After the break, McLeod was replaced by Gardner to freshen things up, this proved effective straight away as Gardner found Taylor who finished well.

Clevedon hit again on the break and another corner was fired in to make it 2-2, with 15 minutes remaining. Banwell kept their heads and after great work from Filby and Carter, who slotted in Shears to score with five minutes left.

Man of the match went to Ali Shears with an excellent individual performance.

Westend 5

Hutton Reserves 2

WESTEND enjoyed success in their first home game in Division 4 since October.

In a one-sided opening, Hutton took full advantage of a sleepy looking Westend defence, getting a number of shots on goal after a series of mix-ups.

It was the visitors who took the lead following a weak header fell to the feet of a Hutton forward.

This was enough to spark Westend into life. Ross Killcoyne and captain Rich Jones led the charge. A brilliant threaded pass to Will Joyce saw him chip the ball to the far edge of the box where Nicky Morgan lashed a volley into the bottom corner.

The second quickly followed when a passing combination between Kevin Bale and Bianca Jones found Killcoyne. His pass found Mike Smith who in turn flicked the ball into the path of Ian Wakenshaw, but his run ended when he was hacked down. Rich Jones slotted home the resulting penalty.

The second half was a much more one sided affair as Westend started to stretch the Hutton defence. Will Joyce continued to get joy on the left, and following a fine pass from Matt Peters, he was able to feed Smith and he beat a defender to poke home.

The game should have been over, but Hutton got a goal back, but Westend hit back when Wakenshaw sprung the offside trap and fed Smith to stab it home from a tight angle. Smith scored the fifth to complete his hat-trick in the last minute.

The Sticky Bear man of the match went to Rich Jones, with Ross Killcoyne and Mike Smith unlucky not to get the nod.

Dolphin Athletic 3

AFC Nailsea Res 0

DOLPHIN entertained a much improved Nailsea team at Hutton Moor looking to stretch their unbeaten Division 6 run.

The home side went in front midway through the first half, when a sweeping move down the right, opened up the Nailsea defence and allowed Dave Reynolds to cross for Jamie Morris to head his second goal in successive games.

Dolphin began to play more freely and duly doubled their lead shortly afterwards, when the hardworking Reynolds slotted in.

The Dolphin central midfield trio of Merry, Morris and Green began to take control of the game, and only the woodwork denied the home side from increasing their lead before the break.

The second half continued in the same fashion, as Dolphin controlled the game. Looking for a third goal to put the game out of sight, Morris added his second and was unlucky shortly afterwards, when his overhead kick was superbly saved to deny him a hat-trick.

Dolphin showed their superior fitness towards the end, and were unlucky not to score more goals, Bollen coming the closest, when his 25 yard effort smashed against the bar.

The Bristol Hotel Man of the match was awarded to Jamie Morris for a fine all round display.

RESULTS

Atwell Shield round 1: AFC Nailsea 2, Cheddar A 1; Berrow Res 2, Weston St John's Res 1; Burnham Utd A 1, Nailsea Utd A 3; Churchill Club 70 Res 6, Congresbury Res 1; Clevedon Dons 3, Wedmore 2; East Worle 4, Portishead WMC 0; Hutton 1, Draycott 3; Kewstoke Lions 6, Axbridge Town 1; Milton Crusaders 2, Locking Park 7; St George EiG Res 1, Nailsea Town Res 3; Westland Utd Res 3, Weston Super Seagulls 0; Weston Players 4, Winscombe Res 5.

Knockout Cup round 1: Portishead Town A 4, Clarence Park 2.

Davis Shield preliminary round: Portishead Town B 3 Winscombe A 3 (Portishead won 4-2 on pens aet).

Vardon Cup round 1: Clevedon Utd B 2, Banwell Res 3.

Keyes Cup round 1: Sparta Kewstoke 7, KVFC Res 0.

Page Shield round 1: Dynamo Dury Res 2, Wedmore 3 (aet); Yatton Ath A 2, Axbridge Town Res 2 (Yatton won 5-4 on pens aet).

Division 1: Cleeve West Town Res 2, Weston St Johns Sports Bar 2; KVFC 7, Bournville Rovers 2.

Division 2: Worle Res 1, Yatton Ath Res 6.

Division 3: Kewstoke Lions Res 5, Wrington Redhill Res 2; Nailsea Utd B 2, Cleeve West Town A 1.

Division 4: King Alfred Sports Centre 0, Blagdon 2; Nailsea Utd Colts 6, South Park Rangers 2; Westend 5, Hutton Res 2.

Division 5: Draycott Res 3, Kewstoke Lions A 1; Tickenham Utd 5, Portishead Town Colts 3; Weston St Johns Sports Bar Res 2, Dynamo Dury 5.

Division 6: Dolphin Ath 3, AFC Nailsea Res 0; Selkirk Utd Res 7, St George EiG B 1; Sporting Weston 6, Worle Rangers 2.

FIXTURES

Atwell Shield round 1: Tickenham Utd v Portishead Town A (N Wakley).

Knockout Cup round 1: Cleeve West Town Res v Wrington Redhill Res (R Perkins).

Knockout Cup round 2: Locking Park v Weston St Johns Sports Bar (N Aston).

Davis Shield round 1: Cleeve West Town A v Portishead Town A (H Hendricks).

Challenge Cup round 1: Kewstoke Lions Res v Congresbury Res (J Cooper).

Vardon Cup round 1: East Worle Res v King Alfred Sports Centre (M Sprague).

Keyes Cup round 1: Draycott Res v AFC Nailsea (N Brown).

Page Shield round 1: Dolphin Ath v Weston Super Seagulls (G Croker); St George EiG B v AFC Nailsea Res (T Billinghurst).

Division 1: Hutton v East Worle (A Penwell); Milton Crusaders v Bournville Rovers (Jo Stimpson); Nailsea Town Res v KVFC (A Fry); Nailsea Utd A v Churchill Club 70 Res (J Geer).

Division 2: Clarence Park v Westland Utd Res (L Gillam); Selkirk Utd v Winscombe Res (K Gould); Worle Res v Portishead WMC (P Fisher); Yatton Ath Res v Draycott (K Fox); St George EiG Res v Clevedon Utd A (J Billinghurst).

Division 3: Wedmore v Axbridge Town (D Phillips); Weston St Johns Res v Nailsea Utd B (C Ham); Winscombe A v Burnham Utd A (J Hadfield).

Division 4: Banwell Res v Berrow Res (T Major); Blagdon v Nailsea Utd Colts (K Moore); Cheddar A v Clevedon Utd B (N Bassom); Clevedon Dons v Hutton Res (K Summers); South Park Rangers v Westend (D Pinnock).

Division 5: Dynamo Dury v KVFC Res (O Lukins); Kewstoke Lions A v Sparta Kewstoke (C Simmons); Portishead Town Colts v St George EiG A (S Yianni).

Division 6: Sporting Weston v Dynamo Dury Res (T Hurd); Weston Players v Axbridge Town Res (B Carter); Worle Rangers v Wedmore Res (M Gavin); Yatton Ath A v Selkirk Utd Res (P Fowler).

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