Derby victory for Uphill Castle

William Perry.

William Perry. - Credit: Archant

Uphill Castle defeated Kewstoke Lions in this local derby.

Kewstoke Lions 1

Uphill Castle 2

UPHILL Castle recorded a deserved victory in this local derby against Kewstoke Lions.

They took control early on and defenders Joe Boon, Lewis Smith, Jack Riney and David Long never looked in any sort of trouble. Uphill took the lead when Sam Beresford crossed for an unmarked Matt Bebber to score from close range.

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Uphill were winning the midfield battle with Mike Deane, Ben Harris and Jack Askins all playing well, but chances were limited.

Uphill increased their lead when Bebber beat two defenders before being brought down for a penalty. He got up and gave the keeper no chance to double the lead.

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Kewstoke were dangerous on the break and Uphill were given a warning when a striker beat keeper Mark Rawlins, but saw his shot hit the post. Just before half-time, Kewstoke were awarded a penalty to make the half-time score 2-1.

The second half was a scrappy affair with Kewstoke looking dangerous from set pieces and Rawlins had to make a few good saves.

For Uphill, Paul Wray saw the keeper make a great save from his close-range strike and an Askins header was cleared off the line. Kewstoke went all out attack for the last few minutes and Adam Filer and Jordan Elliot made good clearances as Uphill ran out winners.

The Old Thatched Cottage player of the match was Mike Deane.

Wrington Redhill 3

Burnham Utd 1

WRINGTON began in lively fashion with Graham Cheeseman hitting the post after only two minutes.

The home side went ahead after 12 minutes when a Richard Lucas free kick found Chris Bradley, who lofted the ball across to Jake Murray to score. Wrington went further ahead with two goals in two minutes by skipper Mark Andow and brother Neal.

An excellent save by Burnham keeper Matt Dibble denied the lively Craig Burchill, which was quickly followed by an equally classy save by Mark Wilson at the other end.

The second half started as the first with constant Wrington pressure. Burnham capitalised on some slack home defending and scored through Channock with 12 minutes remaining.

Burnham continued to attack to the final whistle, but Wrington counter-attacked through winger Joe Berry to claim all three points.

Wrington star man was Craig Burchill.

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