Cup final date for East Worle

East Worle 1 St John's Sports Bar 0 - A BOXING Day final for East Worle in the Hospital Cup beckons after another close game between these two well matched sides.

East Worle 1

St John's Sports Bar 0

A BOXING Day final for East Worle in the Hospital Cup beckons after another close game between these two well matched sides.

Sports Bar with the wind at their backs in the first half pressed early on, but East were well organised and determined and chased everything down, soon beginning to create some space, particularly on the right through Council and Griffiths.


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After 15 minutes a swift break on the right involving those two saw Griffiths cut in from the flank and scored from 15 yards across Stewart. Both teams had their fair share of play but Stewart, in the Sports Bar goal, was the busier of the keepers without being really threatened. Sports Bar's best chance came through a mix-up when Pennington headed the ball past Hill, but Pennington recovered to clear.

The second half was not pretty to watch but it was enjoyable, both seemed to match up in every department almost cancelling each other out in what ever they tried to do. Ash White impressed in an unfamiliar left back role, Cornish and Thomas rarely wasted possession.

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East had slightly the edge as again Stewart whose handling was excellent throughout was again the busier of the two keepers. Griffiths, on the right, looked the biggest threat for East in attack, the non-stop running of Kieran Smith up front and the defensive responsibility shown by Tom Hall on the left of midfield also has to be recognised. In fact every East Worle player had to be on the top of their game against a good side.

East Worle team: Hill, Council, White, Dalton, Pennington, Griffiths, Thomas, Cornish, Owen (Hall 20), Smith, Marquis McKeever 80).

Players' Sports Bar man of the match was Clive Griffiths.

Hutton 2

Kewstoke Lions 2

THIS Division 1 game deservedly ended all square with Kewstoke remaining the only unbeaten side in the division.

Kewstoke dominated the early moments through Matt Huxtable, but failed to put in one of many chances. Hutton broke down the left through Huxtable, the Kewstoke keeper, coming off his line, brought him down and Hutton's Mark Bradner scored from the penalty spot.

Kewstoke rallied well and began to regain control and equalised when Leon Brueford slid in Callum Thompson's pass.

The second half was totally dominated by Kewstoke, with their back four in control, but Hutton broke and a hopeful cross hit Rich Collins on the head and went into the Kewstoke net.

Kewstoke changed formation and began to press for an equalisier. Attack after attack went by but the Hutton defence held strong. However, the ball fell to Callum Thompson who scores.

With the last attack of the game Kewstoke conceded a free kick and the kick took a bad deflection but Alex Blake pulled off a one-handed save.

The Mike Warberton man of the match was a hard decision but went to Leon Brueford on his debut.

Westend 2

South Park Rangers 0

AFTER so many cancelled fixtures, Westend were hungry to get going in only their fourth Division 4 fixture of the season.

Westend capatin Richard Wearing marshalled a confident defence of Rob Jones, Matt Peters and Kevin Bale. Mike Smith had plenty of early possesion on the left, and this led to many chances.

The midfield trio of Ross Kilcoyne, Steve Jones and James Sheppard provided the platform for Westend to push on. The opening goal came in between two first class saves by Scott Hunter. Good work from Bale and Smith found Kilcoyne in space, his shot held up in the mud and Will Joyce was on hand to poke it over the line.

The second half found South Park pushing on, and Wearing ensured the troops stood firm. A tactical switch found Rich Jones playing deeper and his perseverance paid off after combining with Joyce to release Smith, and his finish from close range was deserving of his all-round effort.

Man of the match was close between Hunter, Peters, Wearing and Smith, but the biggest impression of the day was made by James Sheppard.

The Balmoral Hotel man of the match for South Park was awarded to Si Gilpin, without his last ditch tackles the scoreline would have been a lot worse.

Results

Hospital Cup semi-final: East Worle 1, Weston St John's Sports Bar 0.

Charity Cup semi-finals: Draycott 4, Portishead Town B 0; Selkirk United 1, Clevedon United A 3.

Davis Shield preliminary round: Clevedon United B 3, KVFC Res 1; St George (EiG) A 1, Cleeve West Town A 3.

Division 1: Cleeve West Town Res 8, Bournville Rovers 1; Hutton 2, Kewstoke Lions 2; Portishead Town A 3, Nailsea Town Res 1.

Division 2: Locking Park 3, Clarence Park 1; St George (EiG) Res 8, Worle Res 0; Winscombe Res 0, Yatton Athletic Res 1.

Division 3: Congresbury Res 3, Wedmore 2; Kewstoke Lions Res 0, Nailsea United B 1; Weston St John's Res 10, Burnham United A 0; Wrington Redhill Res 11, Weston United 0.

Division 4: Blagdon 4, King Alfred Sports Centre 2; Clevedon Dons 3, East Worle Res 1; Nailsea United Colts 4, Berrow Res 1; Westend 2, South Park Rangers 0.

Division 5: Dynamo Dury 10, Kewstoke Lions A 0; Portishead Town Colts 16, Bournville Rovers Res 0.

Division 6: AFC Nailsea Res 2, Weston Super Seagulls 6; Dynamo Dury Res 3, Yatton Athletic A 1; Wedmore Res 0, Selkirk United Res 2; Weston Players 1, Dolphin Athletic 6.

Fixtures for Saturday

Hospital Cup semi-final (2pm): Nailsea United A v Churchilll Club 70 Res (M Taylor).

Davis Shield preliminary round (2pm): Portishead Town B v Winscombe A.

Division 1 (2.30pm): East Worle v Nailsea Town Res (P Fowler); Hutton v Miton Crusaders (R Perkins).

Division 2 (2.30pm): Clarence Park v Portishead WMC (N Wakley); Locking Park v Selkirk United (J Skinner); Yatton Athletic Res v St George (EiG) Res (J Billinghurst).

Division 3 (2.30pm): Burnham United A v Congresbury Res (K Fox); Cleeve West Town A v Nailsea United B (T Billinghurst); Wedmore v Wrington Redhill Res (J Cox); Weston St John's Res v Kewstoke Lions Res (M Sprague); Weston United v Axbridge Town (G Croker).

Division 4 (2.30pm): Berrow Res v South Park Rangers (W Dancer); Clevedon United B v Banwell Res (S Clarke); East Worle Res v Nailsea United Colts (S Davies); King Alfred Sports Centre v Clevedon Dons (S Cahill); Westend v Hutton Res (N Brown).

Division 5 (2.30pm): Bournville Rovers Res v AFC Nailsea (J Geer); Draycott Res v Dynamo Dury; KVFC Res v Portishead Town Colts (T Major); Tickenham United v Kewstoke Lions A (M Smith); Sparta Kewstoke v Weston St John's Sports Bar Res (L Gillam).

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

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