Comfortable victory for Uphill Castle

Mark Andow.

Mark Andow. - Credit: Archant

Uphill Castle completed a comfortable derby victory over Weston St Johns Reserves.

Uphill Castle 5

Weston St Johns Res 1

UPHILL recorded a comfortable win in this local derby against St Johns.

They opened the scoring early on when a good pass from Lewis Smith found Matt Bebber who netted. Uphill were dominating the midfield with Ben Harris, Mike Deane, Jack Askins and Will Devanney all playing well.

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The second goal came when a goal kick from Mark Rawlins was headed on by Devanney and fell to Sam Beresford, whose clever pass picked out Askins to make it 2-0.

St Johns were restricted to rare counter attacks and these were dealt with comfortably by Uphill defenders Joe Boon, Lewis Smith, Marcus Bail and David Long. Askins nearly made it 3-0 when a header was cleared off the line and another hit the bar.

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Uphill made the score 3-0 when a crunching tackle by Harris saw the ball roll to Bebber and he fired the ball past the keeper from a narrow angle. Just before half-time a good ball by Harris sent Askins clear and he made no mistake to make it 4-0.

The second half saw Uphill increase their lead with an own goal. Saints responded well and Rawlins was forced to make a good save following a corner and minutes later they got a consolation goal.

The Old Thatched Cottage player of the match was Ben Harris.

Wrington Redhill 3

Purnells Sports 0

WRINGTON Redhill secured another three points with an impressive win at The Rec.

The home side dominated the first-half possession, limiting Purnells to the odd break. The first goal came when Chris Bradley was fouled after 11 minutes. Sam Johnson’s subsequent 22-yard free kick found Graham Cheeseman to head home.

A number of Wrington chances followed including a penalty miss by Jake Murray until a fine passing movement involving a number of Wrington players found Craig Burchill, who scored with a low shot.

The second half saw Wrington increase their lead after good work by Mark Andow and Joe Berry set up Cheeseman to make it 3-0.

Star man for Wrington was Mark Andow.

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