Comfortable victory for Uphill Castle
- 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.