Congresbury knocked out of the cup

Churchill Football Club.

Churchill Football Club. - Credit: Archant

Congresbury were knocked out of the Somerset Cup by Odd Down Reserves after extra time.

Congresbury 2

Odd Down Res 5 (aet)

CONGRESBURY were knocked out of the Somerset Divisional Cup after extra time by Premier Division opponents Odd Down.

Will Scarrett and Justin Seale both went close before Odd Down took the lead against the run of play. Congresbury were still creating chances with Joe Whittaker, Dave Blakley and Seb Williams winning the midfield battle and they equalised when a deep cross from Seale was headed home by Rob Harraway.


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Congresbury had chances with Tuckfield and Harraway forcing the keeper to make two good saves. Odd Down took the lead for the second time when a clumsy challenge by Alex Read resulted in Odd Down being awarded a penalty.

The second half began with Congresbury again dominating and they nearly equalised when a good cross by Seale was headed just over the bar by Harraway, but equalised soon after when Blakley volleyed home a Seale cross.

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Odd Down were playing on the counter attack, but Congresbury defenders Ash Flavell, Liam Knight, Seale and Read were comfortable against the visiting strikers and the game went into extra time.

The early stages were even until midway through the first-half when a misdirected goal kick by Bullock went straight to a striker and he made no mistake and soon after Odd Down made it 4-2.

In the second half, Congresbury poured forward and Ross Stockhall saw a good chance saved by the keeper. This left them vulnerable to the counter attack and Odd Down wrapped the game up scoring a breakaway goal to make the final score 2-5. The Old Inn player of the match was Joe Whittaker.

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Winscombe 4

Tunley 0

WINSCOMBE took their run of successive wins to 12 when defeating Tunley 4-0 in the Division 2 cup.

They should have scored more, but left their shooting boots at home. Winter opened the scoring when he stooped to head home Newman’s cross. Newman got his first for the club early in the second half, quickly followed by a penalty from Flint.

Stand-in keeper Willis made a magnificent save to deny the opposition before Hutchinson made it 4-0 with his customary goal.

Winscombe Fish Bar man of the match was Tim Stoves, while the M and S Carpentry player of the month was Hutchinson.

CHURCHILL Club 70 progressed in the Division 2 cup by beating rivals Cutters Friday Reserves 3-2, with goals from Aaron Blakemore (2) and Guy Banwell.

Back row (left to right): Aaron Blakemore, Wayne Croucher, George Forbes, Chris James, Paul Dolbear (captain), Paul Chick, Jon Binding (chairman) Front: Daniel Hobbs, Matthew Bray, Mitchell Bray, Harry Brunsden, John Tee Boon.

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