Congresbury on top in local derby

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Congresbury defeated Cleeve West Town in a local derby.

Cleeve West Town 0

Congresbury 2

CONGRESBURY returned to winning ways with this comfortable win over local rivals Cleeve.

The visitors got off to the perfect start when after three minutes a flowing move involving Liam Knight and Tony Tuckfield, ended with Knight’s cross being fired home by Rob Harraway.


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At the other end, Congresbury’s defenders Ash Flavell, Alex Read, Justin Seale and Knight dealt comfortably with the rare Cleeve attacks, although keeper Danny Bullock did make a full-length diving save to keep out a long-range effort.

The second half followed the same pattern with Congresbury midfielders Dave Blakely, Kyle Havard, Ben Shepherd, Seb Williams and Joe Whittaker all playing well.

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Congresbury made it 2-0 when Tuckfield’s corner was forced home by Harraway There were further chances for Will Scarrett, Ross Stockhall, Tuckfield and Harraway, but the keeper made some good saves.

RC Paintwork player of the match was Tony Tuckfield.

Bishops Lydeard 2

Winscombe 1

WINSCOMBE lost their Somerset County Cup quarter final away at Bishops Lydeard.

Playing against Premier League opposition, Winscombe conceded a goal after only five minutes. They lost Jamie Chunder soon after to be replaced by Newman. This seemed to galvanize the visitors, who fought hard to gain some momentum and Mikey Flint blazed a couple of half chances over.

By the end of the half, Stoves and Hughes, who was magnificent all game, were gaining control. Massey and Hosey were coming out on top of the aerial battle with Horwood doing a job on the flying winger.

After the break, Newman lobbed the keeper from 20 yards, only for the ball to bounce on top of the bar. The visitors did score when after good work from Clark, Hughes and Flint, the ball fell to Olly Hutchinson, who powered home.

With only five minutes remaining, the ball was headed into his own net by the unfortunate Hosey.

Winscombe threw on Hooper and Willis in the hope of getting an equaliser and Willis was fouled in front of the referee, who decided to give only a yellow card instead of red.

Stand-in managers Brean and Hughes were delighted with the way the team acquitted themselves against higher opposition. Winscombe Fish Bar man of the match was Dave Hughes.

ON SATURDAY, Langford Rovers entertain Cleeve West Town in Division 1 of the Somerset County League.

Kick-off is at 3pm at the Woodspring Stadium. Admission is free for season ticket holders of Weston FC. Normal admission prices are £3 for adults and £2 for concessions.

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