Cup final beckons for reserves

South Park Rangers 4 Worle Res 5

South Park Rangers 4

Worle Res 5

WORLE advanced to the Challenge Cup final with a deserved victory over South Park.

Worle started the brighter with Dan Hartley and Andy Young winning the midfield battle but Worle's defence of Dean Pierson, Neil Hartley, Ben Cross and Jake Hannam had to be aware as South Park looked dangerous on the break.

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Worle took the lead when a hopeful effort from Lukman Jahil deceived the keeper, then Andre Stanisweski's cross was played back across the area by Jahil for Ryan Hodrien to score from close-range.

Worle took their foot of the pedal believing the game to be won and South Park took control. A good strike got them back and indecisive defending allowed a striker to make the score 2-2.

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Worle were struggling to match the physical part of South Park's game and when keeper Elliot Lock was deceived by a high bouncing ball, as South Park held an unlikely 3-2 lead.

This shocked Worle back into life and a Dan Hartley free-kick was headed home by Jahil to make the half-time score 3-3. Worle dominated the early stages of the second half but more hesitant defending allowed South Park to take the lead. Worle pushed for the equaliser and Harley saw a superb strike well-saved. Young had a goal disallowed, but a pass from Lawrence Massey released Pierson to make it 4-4. With two minutes left Young's excellent pass sent Pierson racing clearto grab the winner. Player of the Match was Dean Pierson.

Portishead Town A 2

Herons Moor Rangers 0

HERONS Moor bowed out of the Atwell Shield semi-final to Division 1 promotion hopefuls Portishead.

Played at a frantic tempo, midway through the first half Portishead forced a superb save from keeper James Astridge, and Rich Gardner, Tim Marshall and Josh Randal came close for the visitors in the scoreless first half.

Rangers battled away but could not find a breakthrough in the second half and Portishead opened the scoring from a corner on 70 minutes.

Curt Smith and Ben Goodrum came close, and an effort from Chris Murphy was blazed over the crossbar before Portishead scored again.

Mike Gould, Ben Earey, Mark Ashmore, Ryan Clark and James Astridge were solid in defence and the Kwik Fit (Weston) joint men of the match went to defenders Clark and Earey.

Weston St John's Sports Bar 3

Kewstoke Lions 1

PLAYING their first evening game of the season, Sports Bar turned in an excellent display to defeat second in Division 3 Kewstoke.

Sports Bar went on the attack from the start and Lee Stephenson's pace caused the visitors all sorts of problems and he had two good chances of opening the scoring.

Eventually, pressure paid off when Daniel Matthews scored from Jamie Lewis' corner and five minutes before half time, Ashley Towler cut in from the left and his shot was handled in the penalty area and he scored from the spot.

The second half saw Kewstoke come more into the game without troubling the home defence and midway through Stephenson headed in Saints' third. Kewstoke got a late consolation and substitute Shaun Hicks hit a post for Saints.

The midfield of Lewis, Kelly Tyson and Kyle Havard dominated and Paul Marsh and Luke Stephenson attacked and defended well, while Donovan Baker and Danny Sprague were solid in defence.

Manager Neil Wilcox decided to give the team the man of the match award.

Sports Bar defeated Division 1 leaders Hutton 1-0 to reach the semi-final of the Knockout Cup, Lee Stephenson scoring in the first half and the man of the match was Donovan Baker.

Worle Res 6

Locking Villa 1

WORLE returned to winning ways with a deserved Division 3 victory over Locking. The visitors started the brighter but Worle's defenders Dean Pierson, Dan Borret, Mark Hearne and Neil Hartley protected keeper Elliot Lock. Gradually Worle took control with Mark Adams, Andy Young and Lawrence Massey dominating midfield.

Worle took the lead when Lukman Jahil raced onto Young's pass before scoring. And minutes later a cross from Andre Stanisweski was not cleared and Jahil scored from close range. Just before half-time Worle scored again when Young's corner was headed home by Michael Vincent.

The second half was more of the same as Worle dominated. Pierson made it 4-0 with a good finish from Young's pass. The Locking keeper made good saves from Pierson and Joe Dale before Adams pass sent Pierson clear for 5-0 with a good finish. With only minutes left Pierson added the sixth and completed his hat-trick from Young's pass. Near the end Locking got a consolation from a free-kick. Player of the Match was Andy Young.

Weston United 2

Nailsea United Colts 1

WESTON United never really turned up in this Division 4 encounter, but as with all good sides they still came away with three points despite not hitting top gear and made it 16 wins from 16 in the league campaign.

Nailsea played neat football but never really troubled the Weston defence while

Weston peppered the Nailsea goal and young goalkeeper Andrew Chisolm made some excellent saves.

The breakthrough came when Ben Dolbear was played in to slot the ball past Chisolm. The second half was equally as frustrating for the home side and Nailsea equalised when a shot was deflected into his own net by Daniels.

Weston then introduced Pettifor and Miles and got their reward for better play when Paul Dolbear was played in and poked the ball past the keeper to seal victory.

The man of the match accolade, sponsored by Capille and Co Building Solutions of Weston, went to Dale Rendall.

On Tuesday United face Westend in the all-Weston Vardon Cup final at the Woodspring Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

Yatton Athletic A 1

Dynamo Dury 5

DYNAMO were looking to continue their recent Division 6 excellent form against a notoriously stubborn Yatton side.

Dynamo went 1-0 down but soon equalised after Matt Hollow ran through holding off the Yatton defence to slot home. Dynamo took the lead when Jamie White scored at the near post following a corner.

Yatton gave away a penalty for handball after a goalmouth scramble and Matt Hollow scored his 10th goal of the season for a 3-1 half-time lead.

The second half saw Yatton try to get back into the game but every time they lost the ball Dynamo were hitting them on the break and it came as no surprise when Craig Fieldhouse added Dynamo's fourth.

Yatton bought on a couple of first team players fresh from their Somerset League Cup semi-final on the adjacent pitch, however they failed to make any impact and Dynamo added their fifth through James Bees when they again caught Yatton on the break.

The Whites Transport Services man of the match was Craig Fieldhouse.

Dynamo Dury 4

Selkirk Utd Res 3

DYNAMO made hard work of what on paper at least looked like an easy home win but eventually came through to secure their 10th consecutive league victory.

James Bees opened the scoring from 25 yards. Selkirk equalised but Jamie White and then Matt Hollow added further goals to give Dynamo a 3-1 lead at half time. It looked to be game over but Selkirk rallied again and got another goal back. Dynamo again stretched out in front when Rich Foggin headed in to make it 4-2. Selkirk got a goal back with five minutes to go but Dynamo held on for a well deserved victory.

The Whites Transport Services man of the match was Ben Hollow.


Atwell Shield semi-final: Portishead Town A 2, Herons Moor Rangers 0.

Knockout Cup quarter-final: Weston St John's Sports Bar 1, Hutton 0.

Challenge Cup semi-final: South Park Rangers 4, Worle Res 5.

Division 1: Cleeve West Town Res 2, Draycott 1; East Worle 2, Nailsea Town Res 0; St George (EiG) Res 1, Nailsea United A 3; Wincombe Res 2, Churchill Club 70 Res 4; Bournville Rovers 1, Hutton 3; St George (EiG) Res 0, Portishead Town A 3; Cleeve West Town Res 5, Churchill Club 70 Res 1.

Division 2: Clevedon United A 2, Milton Crusaders 1; Congresbury Res 1, Portishead Town B 4; Kewstoke Lions 10, Clarence Park 2; Portishead Workmans Club 2, Locking Park 2; Clevedon United A 2, Congresbury Res 0; Locking Park 2, Milton Crusaders 4; Weston St John's Sports Bar 3, Kewstoke Lions 1.

Division 3: Westland United Res 0, Cleeve West Town A 1; Wrington Redhill Res 3, Locking Villa 1; Yatton Athletic Res 6, Kewstoke Lions Res 4; Kewstoke Lions Res 4, South Park Rangers 1; Blagdon 2, Westland United Res 3; Worle Res 6, Locking Villa 1; Wrington Redhill Res 6, Nailsea United B 4.

Division 4: Clevedon United B 3, Hutton Res 2; Draycott Res 1, Wedmore 1; St George (EiG) A 6, Banwell Res 1; Weston United 2, Nailsea United Colts 1; Banwell Res 3, Cheddar A 0; Hutton Res 0, Weston United 5.

Division 5: Berrow Res 1, AFC Nailsea 2; Cheddar B 2, Portishead Town Colts 0; Clevedon Dons 1, East Worle Res 4; KVFC Res 7, Weston St John's Sports Bar Res 2; Weston St John's Sports Bar Res 2, East Worle Res 4; Portishead Town Colts 1, Clevedon Dons 4; Berrow Res 1, AFC Nailsea 2.

Division 6: AFC Nailsea Res 2, Yatton Athletic A 1; Backwell United A 2, Sparta Kewstoke 1; Wedmore Res 0, Tckenham United 5; Sparta Kewstoke 4, Dynamo Dury 0.

Fixtures for Saturday

Knockout Cup semi-final (2.30pm); Weston Unitedv Weston St Johns Sports Bar (J Hadfield).

Division 1 (3pm): Bournville Roversv Churchill Club 70 Res (R Perkins); KVFC v Hutton (to be arranged); Nailsea Town Res v Cleeve West Town Res (D Roberts); Nailsea United Av Draycott (A Fry); Portishead Town Av Winscombe Res (P Fowler); St George (EiG) Res vEast Worle (K Moore).

Division 2 (3pm): Clevedon United Av Clarence Park (K Fox); Congresbury Res vPortishead WMC (J Skinner); Winscombe A v Portishead Town B (M Taylor).

Division 3: Blagdon v Nailsea United B (T Major); Burnham United A v Yatton Athletic Res (S Cahill); Cleeve West Town A v Herons Moor Rangers (C Simmons); Locking Villa v Worle Res (J Billinghurst); South Park Rangers v Westland United Res (R Connelly).

Division 4 (3pm): Banwell Resv Nailsea United Colts (W Milton); Cheddar A v Clevedon United B (A Penwell); Draycott Res v Axbridge Town (D Pinnock); Hutton Res vKing Alfred Sports Centre (T Billinghurst); Westend vSt George (EiG) A (M Sprague).

Division 5 (3pm); Berrow Res v Portishead Town Colts (R Hooper); Weston St John's Sports Bar Res vAFC Nailsea(D Roberts).

Division 6 (3pm): AFC Nailsea Res vSelkirk United Res (S Harris); Dynamo Dury v Backwell United A (W Dancer); Tickenham United v Athletico Wrington (K Gould).

Tuesday April 21

Vardon Cup final(Weston FC, 7.45pm): Westend v Weston United (A Penwell).

Division 1 (6.30pm): Bournville Rovers v Winscombe Res (S Acton); Hutton v Draycott (K Gould).

Division 2 (6.30pm): Clarence Park v Weston St John's Sports Bar (A Locker);

Kewstoke Lions v Congresbury Res (P Fowler).

Division 3 (6.30pm): Locking Villa v Herons Moor Rangers (M Taylor).

Division 6 (6.30pm): Sparta Kewstoke v Wedmore Res (S Davies).

Wednesday April 22

Davis Shield final (Backwell United, 6.30pm): Cleeve West Town A v East Worle Res (Referee, R Hooper; assistants, A Croker and K Moore; fourth official, I Smith).

Division 1 (6.30pm): Portishead Town Av East Worle (A Fry).

Division 2 (6.30pm): Clevedon United A v Portishead WMC (K Fox).

Division 3 (6.30pm): Kewstoke Lions Res vBlagdon (W Dancer); Wrington Redhill Res vBurnham United A (J Jarad); Worle Res v South Park Rangers (J Farrow).

Division 5 (6.30pm); Weston St John's Sports Bar Res v Clevedon Dons (J Hadfield).

Division 6 (6.30pm): Backwell United A v Dolphin Athletic (I Madge); Selkirk United Res v Tickenham United(D Pinnock).

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