County cup win for Sports Bar

Weston St John's Sports Bar 4 Frome Town Sports 0 - SPORTS Bar turned in their best performance of the season a good Frome side in round 2 of the Somerset Junior Cup.

Weston St John's Sports Bar 4

Frome Town Sports 0

SPORTS Bar turned in their best performance of the season a good Frome side in Round 2 of the Somerset Junior Cup.

With the wind at their backs in the first half, the home side took an early lead from a Kyle Havard corner and Andy Ware scored his first goal for the club. Just before half time a Havard free kick from the edge of the penalty area was headed into his own net by a Frome defender under pressure from Danny Sprague.

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The second half saw Saints play well against the strong wind, easily coping when Frome pressed. Ashley Towler increased the lead with an easy tap-in and Paul Marsh scored the goal of the game to wrap up a convincing win.

Lee Stephenson's pace up front caused problems for the visitors all game and Havard had his best game of the season, but for his all-round performance, this week's Andys Plaice man of the match went to Paul Marsh.

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East Worle 5

Nailsea Town 4

EAST Worle sneaked a Division 1 win with the odd goal in nine and completed a double against a Nailsea Town Reserve side who had made several changes since the teams last met, possibly as their first team's match had been cancelled earlier that day.

Playing into the wind, East started like a side who had a few players who would rather have been somewhere else. Fifteen minutes into the game the first defensive mix-up saw them 1-0 down, and five minutes later it was 2-0 when Hill brought down a Town forward to concede a penalty.

Some of the home side's players woke up a little and a good move down the right found Thomas 20 yards out who fired into the bottom left-hand corner. Then East levelled when Smith hit the crossbar and the ball rebound to Marquis.

It was 3-2 to Nailsea from another piece of poor defending, but moments before half time Smith neatly lobbed the keeper to go in at half time on level terms.

In the second half Marquis and Smith looked dangerous and they should have taken the lead but for some good goalkeeping and bad luck. McKeever and Griffiths threatened in attack, but East just could not score.

An injury to Dalton saw Dan Pratlett come on in midfield and with 25 minutes left, Hall came on for Smith up front, but as East were about to make another change Town scored with a great strike from 25 yards.

Again East levelled when a set piece cross found Thomas who crashed his header home. With only 15 minutes remaining Tom Hall completed the comeback scoring in a goalmouth scramble. Paul Cullum entered the fray for Cornish as East looked to keep the lead, but they had a let-off in the last seconds as the wind blew the ball on to a post and into the arms of Hill. Players Sports Bar man of the match was Damian Thomas, for two goals from midfield and defence.

Berrow Res 5

South Park Rangers 4

THIS Division 4 game was one of only a handful to go ahead given the atrocious weather conditions. The pitch was in a playable condition but the wind was causing havoc.

South Park took the lead when a long-range shot from Lukman Jahill flew past the keeper and they added a second when a Matt Ferris-Harvey cross looped over the Berrow goalkeeper.

Berrow were level by half time, their first came when Park failed to clear a throw-in and Berrow scored from close range following a scramble. The equaliser came courtesy of an unmarked header from a corner.

The wind had died down by the start of the second half but the pitch was starting to get cut up. Park started to cause Berrow lots of problems. Gerrett and Ferris-Harvey in midfield controlling the play so the likes of Keight and Jahill could provide the penetration in the final third.

Lukman Jahill picked up the ball just inside his own half and with no support and facing the entire Berrow defence, set about a jinking run, beating them all before being taken down just inside the area and Matt Ferris-Harvey converted the spot kick to regain South Park's lead and it was not long before Gib Keight's smart finish extended the lead to 4-2, but Berrow were awarded a penalty which they scored to make it 4-3 with about 15 minutes to go.

South Park had their chances, but Berrow equalised after they pushed forward in numbers and their winner came in a similar fashion to take all three points.

Park again disappointed not to have got anything from the game but will take a lot of positives. The Balmoral Hotel man of the match was awarded to Matt Ferris-Harvey.

Selkirk United Res 1

Weston Players 1

BOTH teams deserve a huge amount of credit for getting any kind of game on in this Division 6 encounter, with near gale force winds and driving rain the opposition were not the only battle to come through.

As expected with the winds behind their backs Selkirk dominated possession in the first half which gives full credit to a solid Players backline of Murray, Ashmore, Brock, Fray and special mention to keeper Dean Gavin who was safe as houses. Selkirk netted the opener midway through the first half direct from a corner. Players never dropped their heads despite the ball continuing to blow back to them every time it was cleared and were happy with the 1-0 half-time scoreline.

Weston Players started the second half with confidence and with Dan Riddle up front it looked likely an equaliser was soon to follow. Riddle created the opportunity with an excellent run into the box and a superb strike from a tight angle was tipped over by the goalkeeper. From the resulting corner, Mike Prior used the wind to bend a fine curling shot into the far top corner.

Players failed to make the most of the advantage after the goal despite hard work from White, Criddle, Lewis in the middle and Selkirk had chances, so Players will feel happiest with the point overall.

Weston Players are looking forward to welcoming back top scorer Jim Owen for next week's match as his absence was felt. Kwik Fit man of the match was captain Mark Ashmore. Donkey of the match went to Adam Fray.

Weston Super Seagulls 3

Yatton Ath A 0

SEAGULLS had to work hard in stormy conditions against tough opponents in this Division 6 fixture.

The defence of Banjo, Oddy, Hester and Fox were solid throughout and reduced Yatton to a few half chances which did not bother Baz in goal.

Green was outstanding in the first half alongside Tommy Boyd. Perrott and Kemp caused problems down the wings and when Kemp had to go off injured Main carried on the same way.

Hewlett and Marsh had a hand in most of the attacks. Spear came on for Oddy and slotted straight in with ease at left back. Goals from Boyd, Main and Perrott and a quality performance from Hester and Fox were what won this game.

B Sedgbeer Builders man of the match went to Dean Fox.


Hospital Cup semi-final: Nailsea United A 3, Churchill Club 70 Res 1.

Division 1: East Worle 5, Nailsea Town Res 4; Hutton 0, Milton Crusaders 3.

Division 3: Cleeve West Town A 3, Nailsea United B 1.

Division 4: Berrow Res 5, South Park Rangers 4; Clevedon United B 3, Banwell Res 1.

Division 5: Draycott Res 4, Dynamo Dury 3; KVFC Res 1, Portishead Town Colts 2.

Division 6: Selkirk United Res 1, Weston Players 1; Weston Super Seagulls 3, Yatton Athletic A 0.

Fixtures for Saturday

Division 1 (2.30pm): Bournville Rovers v Hutton; Cleeve West Town Res v Nailsea United A (L Gillam); Milton Crusaders v East Worle (D Pinnock); Nailsea Town Res v Churchill Club 70 Res (J Skinner).

Division 2 (2.30pm): Draycott v Selkirk United; Westland United Res v Clevedon United A (C Simmons); Yatton Athletic Res v Clarence Park (A Murphy).

Division 3 (2.30pm): Axbridge Town v Wedmore (R Hooper); Cleeve West Town A v Weston St John's Res (S Quinton); Nailsea United B v Winscombe A (D Phillips); Wrington Redhill Res v Congresbury Res (A Locker).

Division 4 (2.30pm): Banwell Res v Berrow Res; Blagdon v East Worle Res (R Perkins); Clevedon Dons v Clevedon United B (C Scriven); Nailsea United Colts v Westend; South Park Rangers v King Alfred Sports Centre (N Rawlings).

Division 5 (2.30pm): Dynamo Dury v Bournville Rovers Res; Portishead Town Colts v Tickenham United (S Acton).

Division 6 (2.30pm): Dynamo Dury Res v Sporting Weston (K Fox); Selkirk United Res v AFC Nailsea Res (J Cooper); St George (EiG) B v Weston Players; Wedmore Res v Worle Rangers (S Cahill): Yatton Athletic A v Axbridge Town Res (H Hendricks).

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