Cup win ends fine 50th season for South Park Rangers

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South Park Rangers Reserves won a thrilling Keyes Cup final, beating Clevedon United B 4-3.

SOUTH Park Rangers Reserves beat Clevedon United B 4-3 in a thrilling Keyes Cup final at Winscombe.

With the South Park first team having won promotion to Division 3, the club’s 50th season in the Weston & District Football League has been their most successful for a decade.

Clevedon had been the stand-out team in Division 5, winning the league with ease, and losing only one game along the way. In contrast, the newly reformed Reserves had struggled for consistency.

South Park started well and in the space of a few minutes midway through the first half, goals from Damian Titley and Joe Gregory put the underdogs two up, but by half-time Clevedon had drawn level.


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Clevedon took the lead soon after half-time, before skipper Matt Ferris made it 3-3.

With just a few minutes left, South Park pressed the Clevedon defence and one final chance fell to Ferris. The veteran striker pounced on a loose ball in the penalty area, and calmly slotted it home to make it 4-3.

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Much credit also goes to the Clevedon United lads for an exciting cup final that was played in a good spirit and many thanks to the league and match officials, who helped make it such an enjoyable day.

Wrington Redhill Res 4

Shipham 4

WRINGTON and Shipham played out the final game in Weston and District Division 3, resulting in an entertaining 4-4 draw.

Wrington went behind to an early goal, but were soon back on level terms when Tom Johnson netted. Before half-time, the sides traded two more goals, with Oliver Cozza netting for Wrington.

After the break, Wrington’s third, again in response to Shipham re-taking the lead, was their best of the bunch, with Selman scoring after good work by Joe Moore and Williams.

The hosts found themselves behind once more, before Wrington levelled the game at the death, with centre back Nick Curtis levelling things up.

Supporter’s club spokesman Bill Gough presented a well-deserved man of the match award to manager Moss.

RESULTS

Atwell Shield final: Banwell Res 0, Portishead Town A 4.

Vardon Cup final: Clapton-in-Gordano 5, Kewstoke Lions Res 1.

Keyes Cup final: Clevedon Utd B 3, South Park Rangers Res 4.

Hospital Cup final: Draycott 2, Nailsea Utd A 0.

Division 1: Portishead Town A 4, Hutton 3; Weston Super Seagulls 5, Nailsea Utd A 0.

Division 2: Churchill Club 70 Res 5, Burnham Utd A 1; Nailsea Utd B 5, AFC Nailsea 2; Clevedon Utd A 3, Nailsea Utd B 2.

Division 3: Banwell Res 1, Wedmore 3; Wrington Redhill Res 4, Westend 1; Shipham 4, Wrington Redhill Res 4.

FIXTURES

Mavis Tate Cup final Taunton & District League v Weston & District League.

Challenge Cup final: Banwell Res v KVFC (I Campbell) at Burnham Utd (3.30pm).

Knockout Cup final: Cleeve WT Res v Portishead Caledonian Thistle (K Gould) at Cheddar (3.30pm).

Charity Cup final: Clevedon Utd A v St George (E-i-G) Res (C Ham) at Cheddar (11.30am).

Davis Shield final: Hutton Res v Westend Res (D Pinnock) at Burnham Utd (11.30am).

WESTEND first team started the season on a high, but with a few injuries along the way, it affected their season, but they kept fighting and won the Division 3 title.

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