Congresbury advance to the next round of the cup

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Soccer Worlev Burnham Utd. - Credit: Archant

Congresbury defeated Bridgwater Town Reserves to advance to the next round of the Somerset Cup.

Congresbury 3

Bridgwater Town Res 0

A MUCH-changed Congresbury side with six regular first team players missing, produced a good performance to advance to the next round of the Somerset Cup.

Congresbury got off to a slow start and were fortunate not to go behind inside the opening minutes, with keeper Danny Bullock making two outstanding saves to keep the scores level.

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Gradually Congresbury got themselves into the game with Joe Whittaker, Dave Blakley, Sam Matthews, Will Scarrett and Rob Leckie winning the midfield battles as the first-half finished goal-less.

The opening stages of the second half saw Congresbury take the game to Bridgwater and they took the lead when Brian Wrigley beat two defenders before hitting a superb cross that Tuckfield headed powerfully past the keeper.

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This setback seemed to inspire Bridgwater and Congresburys defenders Ash Flavell, Liam Knight, Brian Wrigley and Alex Read were stretched on many occasions.

Congresbury were playing on the counter attack and a good pass from Wrigley found Scarrett and he beat a defender before hammering a shot past the keeper to double the lead.

Bridgwater never gave up and Bullock had to make a few good saves to preserve the lead. The third goal again came on the counter attack was a superb individual effort by Scarrett, who ran from his own half to beat the keeper to make it 3-0.

Tuckfield Construction Services player of the match was Danny Bullock.

Winscombe 1

Glastonmbury 0

WINSCOMBE defeated Division 1 side Glastonbury in a hard-fought Somerset County Cup tie.

The hosts started well and a Willis shot was well saved. The back four of Horwood, Massey, Hosey and Chambers all played well, while Clark and Stoves looked for Flint or Winter to set things up.

After the break, Winscombe took the lead when Hutchinson was flattened in the area and Flint converted to scored the only goal of the game.

Winscombe Fish Bar man of the match was shared between Chambers and Massey.

On Saturday, Winscombe are home to Tunley in the divisional cup.

Worle 3

Burnham Utd 2

WORLE have been handed a tough draw in the third round of the County Cup away to Nailsea United after overcoming Division 1 side Burnham United at the Rec.

Worle found themselves 1-0 down early in the game when Steve Leaf outpaced the Worle defence and coolly chipped Hodrien in the Worle goal.

Burnham had most of the play and it was no surprise to see them go 2-0 up when Leaf again put the away side in command with another exquisite finish.

Worle woke up and the front two of Macnab and Hodrien pressured the Burnham back four throughout the game and with five minutes of the first half remaining, Ryan Downs fired into the top corner.

After a dressing down from manager Darren Downs at the break, the second half was all Worle and chances came and went until Downs again brought the sides level with his second goal.

Macnab scored his debut goal his efforts deserved to put Worle ahead and into the next round.

On Saturday, Worle host Highbridge Town (2.30pm) and with only one defeat in the last nine games, they are confident of another win.

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